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The ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel

Supplements containing Green Lipped Mussel (GLM) are becoming increasingly popular, but not all Green Lipped Mussel is of the same quality. Paying attention to the quality of GLM is essential when considering supplements for your practice.

Read more below about how at Lintbells we source our Green Lipped Mussel.

The information provided in these studies is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your veterinarian or as an endorsement for any product.

Lintbells and the ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel

We’ve invested over 15 years of dedicated scientific research into developing our 
clinically proven* formula, a crucial part of which was identifying our chosen key 
ingredient – Green Lipped Mussel. The result? A Green Lipped Mussel that delivers a unique fatty acid profile including Omega-3s, EPA, DHA, and Eicosatetraenoic Acid 
(ETA). Because of this, our unique and sustainably sourced GLM has a name you won’t 
find anywhere else: ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel. We’ve spent much time identifying the top farmers and the best-performing areas to ensure we source the highest quality mussels available.

The time when mussels are harvested affects their quality significantly, so we’ve verified the best time to harvest in each bay. Traditionally, GLM is freeze-dried 
for extraction over 24 – 48 hours, with prolonged high heat levels. This damages the delicate active ingredients, resulting in a much less effective product. Our specific extraction process and rigorous testing of our ActivEase® GLM allow us to deliver this unique fatty acid profile, including Omega-3s, EPA, DHA, and Eicosatetraenoic Acid 
(ETA), which is specially selected to have higher bioactivity.*

Delivering clinical proof

Over the last 40 years, circa 150 publications have been written on the health benefits 
of GLM. From the wealth of scientific literature available, it is easy to pick examples of poor studies or studies using low levels or poor-quality GLM. However, several well-designed double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have been conducted in dogs (Bierer 
& Bui, 2002; Bui & Bierer, 2003; Hielm-Bjorkman et al, 2013). For those interested, a broader literature review has also been published (Eason et al, 2018). The scientific understanding provided by Bierer & Bui was used in the early development of the composition and processing standards required for ActivEase® GLM. The subsequent double-blind, placebo-controlled, objectively measured canine clinical study conducted 
by the Royal Veterinary College (data on file) further cemented those standards, 
ensuring that ActivEase® GLM can consistently deliver.

How does ActivEase® GLM support your clients?

ActivEase® GLM is a key ingredient to our strongest joint supplement range – 
YuMOVE ADVANCE 360 Joint Care – but what does it do? ActivEase® GLM, combined with purified fish oil, provides a unique combination of Omega-3 fatty acids, which help 
to ease occasional joint stiffness by aiding the pet's inflammatory response. Green 
Lipped Mussel is also a source of Chondroitin, which helps to support joint structure 
and maintain healthy joints.

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