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Tips on green lipped mussel

Devil's claw and green-lipped mussels combination

I must tell you of the incredible success I'm having with green-lipped mussel supplements and the herbal remedy devil's claw. Last year I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the hips, with bone cysts and inflammation. My left hip was particularly bad. I started taking green-lipped mussel and Devil's Claw and within a couple of weeks noticed an improvement.

After several months of taking them I feel considerably better than I have for a couple of years! I've just completed an 18-km walk in the mountains of Crete and I was very tired and experienced stiffness afterwards but I did it!

I'm positive it's not just a psychological thing and I think more publicity should be given about them to arthritis sufferers.
Gill Eshelby (Winter 2015)

Green-lipped mussel

On reading one of your letters some time ago recommending rosehip to ease arthritis, I tried this with no improvement. However, I find that green-lipped mussels, recently suggested by a local doctor, has made my pain considerably better.

I've tried many different suggestions but this is the only one to have an effect. It's not however, available on the NHS.
Elizabeth Bartlett, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Note: Our complementary medicines report awarded green-lipped mussels three points out of a possible five for relieving pain in osteoarthritis.


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