If you follow the news at all, you’ve likely heard talk about the urgent need to take better care of our planet and environment. This is true in all aspects of life – from home to food to health. When it comes to supplements for arthritis pain, we at GLX3 are proud to source and sell a product that is minimizing adverse impact on the planet. Let’s take a look at how New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil and krill oil impact the ocean, and which one is a more sustainable option.
Green-Lipped Mussel Vs. Krill Oil – Ocean Sustainability
Taking care of our oceans is incredibly important. Some of you may have seen recent reports of plastic trash washing up on the shores of Bali, Indonesia in late December. Sadly, the incident is far from a one-off, and there are a number of causes behind the declining health of the sea.
As oceans become more polluted, each species of life that lives within them is affected, from plants to animals to the water itself.
But what are you supposed to do about it? In short, we encourage those using an Omega-3 supplement to find a sustainably sourced product that takes care of its environment and isn’t part of the problem.
This is where GLX3 shines. New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil is sustainably farmed in its natural habitat, fed by natural sources, and the mussels are allowed to grow in a healthy and harm-free manner.
Contrast this to krill oil, another popular sea-bound Omega-3 source. Krill oil is increasingly popular, but many don’t take the time to research where their supplement or product comes from and how it is fished.
The Problem with Mass-Fishing
A big problem with mass-fishing and depletion of ocean life is that when a crustacean such as krill is harvested en masse, it isn’t only the krill that are affected. Every animal in the sea that depends on the krill as a vital source of food is now that much hungrier, and must work that much harder for the next meal.
The answer? Sustainable aquaculture farms. Sustainable aquaculture ensures that surrounding environments aren’t harmed by the raising of sea creatures, and that entire populations of a species aren’t decimated by human interaction.
Another major benefit of sustainable aquaculture farms is that the farmers are able to control what products go into the water, and therefore into the product, as feed. Not only does this allow them to be entirely sure of what is being fed to the mussels or whatever else is being farmed, it also prevents unhealthy and environmentally harmful pesticides, fertilizers, and other additives from being added to the environment where the mussels are growing. Clean water equals clean supplements!
Green-lipped mussels aren’t being fed other marine life that is needed to sustain the surrounding environment. Additionally, no animals in the surrounding ecosystem are being deprived of a vital food source just so that you and I can relieve our joint pain and inflammation. We take what we need, nothing more, and ensure that everything else in the surrounding ecosystem stays as it should be.
GLX3 is Sustainably and Responsibly Sourced
GLX3 is proud to source our New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil from sustainable aquaculture farms off the eastern seaboard of New Zealand, in the habitat where the mussels evolved and continue to thrive. The water off New Zealand’s eastern coast is some of the cleanest ocean in the entire world, naturally protected from harmful infiltrators that are doing harm to sea life in other parts of the world.
After taking our product, users are able to feel the benefit. They aren’t ingesting any harmful additives or fillers – only New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil, Vitamin E Oil, and New Zealand Olive Oil. Rest assured that you are making a choice that is not only beneficial for yourself, it’s beneficial for the environment and the oceans we depend on every day.
Take some time to browse around our blog and find out for yourself all of the incredible benefits our product has to offer, along with some great health and wellness tips that can help you reduce arthritis pain and get back to doing the activities you love, with the people most important to you. It’s amazing how this circle of life seems to work – when everything is in unison, we’re all better off, whether on land or in the sea!
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