New Zealand green-lipped mussel is a shellfish. People use it to make medicine. As a medicine, it is available in freeze-dried, ground, and capsule forms. The oil from the mussel is also used.
New Zealand green-lipped mussel is used for asthma, arthritis, exercise-induced muscle soreness, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any of these uses.
New Zealand green-lipped mussel might contain chemicals that help decrease swelling or inflammation.
When taken by mouth: New Zealand green-lipped mussel is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people. It can cause some side effects such as itching, gout, abdominal pain, heart burn, diarrhea, nausea, and intestinal gas. In rare cases, it might cause liver problems.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: New Zealand green-lipped mussel is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to take by mouth during pregnancy. There is some evidence that it might slow the development of the unborn child and might also delay birth. There isn't enough reliable information to know if it is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Children: New Zealand green-lipped mussel is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth by children aged 6-14 years.
It is not known if New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel interacts with any medicines. Before taking New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.
There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.
There are no known interactions with foods.
The appropriate dose of New Zealand green-lipped mussel depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for New Zealand green-lipped mussel. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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