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Can you take green-lipped mussel when you have a seafood allergy?

Can you take green lipped mussel supplements if you have a seafood allergy?
Sid Stephen

Dr Tom Margham says:

Dr Tom Margham I think it’s safer to avoid green-lipped mussel supplements with a seafood allergy. It’s hard to give specific advice for this question as there are different types and severity of allergy and many different types of fish.

A further complication is that supplements may be made in a factory where different types of seafood are being handled so even if you know the specific trigger for your allergy, there's the risk of cross-contamination with other seafood that may cause an allergic reaction.

Allergy UK have very helpful information on seafood allergy.

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