You want what’s best for your body. When it comes to a supplement that is effective at fighting joint pain and inflammation, there’s no shortage of options. But which of those is right for you? And is there actually any difference between them?
To answer these questions, let’s take a look at two of the most popular supplements used by arthritis patients and others looking to reduce inflammation — fish oil vs. New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil.
Both are available without a prescription and are widely used by adults of all ages. But there’s actually a big difference between them, and it all comes down to how your body processes omega-3’s within the supplement.
As it turns out, while you know exactly what you’re getting with Geen Lipped Mussel Oil supplements, others are cloaked in disguise.
The Omega-3 fatty acids in Green Lipped Mussel Oil are better received by the body
Green Lipped Mussel Oil contains “The Big Three” when it comes to inflammation-fighting Omega-3s — EPA, DHA, OTA and ETA. ETA and OTA are not naturally found in fish oils, meaning that with many other Omega-3 supplements you aren’t getting the full team fighting on your behalf.
Furthermore, the body has a much easier time absorbing Green Lipped Mussel Oil, meaning that you’re getting the benefits faster and with less effort from your digestive and immune systems. This is because the oils, and their anti-inflammatory properties, are fully “available” — meaning they don’t need to be converted by the body in order to be absorbed.
Contrast this with fish oil, which has to be converted in the human body to a form that is useful and “available” for absorption. It is believed that humansare only about 10% efficient in doing this conversion, meaning that you’re actually losing a bunch of the benefits in the process.
Green Lipped Mussel Oil is more efficient than fish oil
Green lipped mussel oil tends to be more efficient than fish oil. To paint a better picture here, let’s do a quick math activity (we know, but bear with us — we’ve done the hard part for you!).
Let’s say you take a 1500 mg dose of fish oil. The body then has to convert the Omega-3s to an acceptable form for your system to process. During this conversion, some of the essential oil benefits are lost in translation.
Therefore, a smaller dose of GLX3 — 100 mg — offers a more consistent benefit and results you can trust. The Green Lipped Mussel Oil used in GLX3 is 100% “available” to your body, without any of the perks falling to the wayside.
How do we know this?
If you’re a regular reader of Haka Life Nutrition, you know that we like to get “scientific” now and then. This isn’t because we’re total nerds (though we just may be . . .) — it’s because the studies behind Green Lipped Mussel Oil are exciting and we want to share the info with you!
A recent study published by the US National Library of Medicine looked at the extraction process of Green Lipped Mussel Oil and ultimately, the delivery of its benefits:
“The preparation process was subsequently improved, and a lipid-rich fraction a supercritical fluid [CO2] extraction of the freeze-dried stabilized green-lipped mussel powder, was prepared. This extraction method avoids warming the biological material, and therefore prevents activation of enzymes.”
In a nutshell, this means that the extraction and preparation process of our supplement is clean, consistent, and that the critical benefits of the mussel oil is not lost in the process — it’s simply bottled and delivered straight to your door!
And it gets better. The study also noted the following:
These data indicated the presence of another active component, in addition to the omega-3 PUFAs commonly found in fish oils. Based on these reports, we hypothesized that other unstable fatty acids remained to be identified as the active components in the lipid extract.
Green Lipped Mussel Oil actually contains additional Omega-3s that fish oil does not, creating a sort of “entourage effect” where the fatty acids combine to form a stronger wall against joint pain and inflammation.
Developing a routine
Now that you have identified the best Omega-3 supplement for arthritis, joint pain, and inflammation, the next step is adding the supplement into your life. With GLX3, you receive a simple daily dose of the Omega-3s needed to help you move about in an easier manner. Once per day, take your supplement — and that’s it! You’re all set.
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