The discovery was made in the late 1960’s when NASA Researchers in the USA looking for anti-cancer agents originating from the sea. The New Zealand Green Lipped mussel was included in this programme because it was unique and is only found in New Zealand waters. It is important to note that the mussel DID NOT prove to be a possible treatment for cancer BUT the research DID indicate that the green-lipped mussel (GLM) demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory activities.
As anti-inflammatory drugs are used to treat arthritis, it was then thought that an extract of the green-lipped mussel (GLM) might prove a valuable treatment for this very prevalent, quality of life diminishing condition. The McFarlane company in NZ then developed a unique method to extract active GLM hence Active Green Lipped Mussel Extract (GLME). The first clinical study was done in 1980a and by the mid 1980’s, active GLME had been successfully recognized and marketed internationally. In 1999, a large pharmaceutical company called Healtheries purchased the unique process and branded active GLME as Biolane®.
The unique ingredient now so well known in over 25 countries worldwide to provide anti-arthritic relief is guaranteed by the Biolane® logo.
Dosage: 1 capsule x 4 times daily with food.
Traditionally used for Symptomatic relief of Joint Pain.
It appears that celery seeds help lower the production of uric acid by inhibiting the enzyme xanthine oxidase.
The seeds also contain anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce pain and swelling.
Dosage : 1 tablet x 3 times daily with food.