Permavet JOINTCARE contains BiolaneTM Green-Lipped Mussel Extract (GLME) which is the freeze dried extract of the unique New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel (Perna Canaliculus) that provides relief from the symptoms of arthritis for humans and animals who suffer from this painful and debilitating disease. The New Zealand green-lipped mussel has unique anti-inflammatory properties not shared by other similar mollusc species. Biolane GLME is prepared using a unique cold extraction process that maximises the anti-inflammatory properties of the extract, and provides a consistent and reliable product, that is used by millions in over 30 countries worldwide.
Millions of people around the world suffer from aches associated with an inflammatory condition like arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatism and gout. This condition is not just related to humans, it even affects the canines and felines. As they age, they too experience the same discomforts. As there is no cure for treating joint problems and arthritis, our pets, like us are given life-long anti-inflammation medication i.e. pain killers to reduce inflammation and lessen the discomfort. However, as with most forms of medications, these anti-inflammatory medications can have serious side effects that can cause more secondary health problems over a period of time.
Biolane has now been subjected to over 40 years of quality scientific research and has been shown in laboratory and clinical trials to be effective in both the rheumatoid and osteo forms of arthritis. Biolane provides anti-inflammatory and chondro-protective activities with a number of potentially useful polysaccharides, lipids, carbohydrates and proteins. It seems from scientific research that the therapeutic benefits of Biolane are derived from the combination of all these natural compounds rather than from any one specific element.
Toxicity studies have been done on GLME and were unable to find toxic levels at 200 times of recommended dosage. GLME is a ‘basic food status’ product and has been part of the diet of the Maoris (the native people of New Zealand) for centuries. Biolane does not contain any steroids or antibiotics.