Report from the Nippon Veterinary and Animal Science University, Japan, 1998
Clinical Effects of the extract of the New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel of Dogs and Cats with Joint Diseases
Hiromitsu ORIMA, Michio FUJITA, Tomoyuki OMURA, Nobuyuki KIRIHARA and Kenjiro SHIMADA
Researchers from Japan examined the effect of GLME on arthritic joint disease in animals. GLME was administered to 43 dogs and 6 cats with degenerative joint disease. Overall, 93% of animals benefited from treatment.
Clinical testing of a commercially prepared extract of the New Zealand green-lipped mussel (Green Mussel E Kyowa, GMEK) was conducted on several different kinds of joint diseases of dogs and cats. The experimental animals were 43 dogs and 6 cats with pain and/or lameness, which were thought to be caused by joint disease. GMEK was remarkably effective in 18, effective in 21, slightly effective in 7, and ineffective in 1 case. The clinical symptom was aggravated in 2 cases. NO adverse effects were clinically observed except temporary diarrhea in 4 cases. GMEK was confirmed to be an excellent nutritional supplement for dogs and cats with joint diseases.