Green Lipped Mussel Supplement

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Hi everyone it’s time for another review!

I am going to talk about something I have used in the past, Green Lipped Mussel Supplement. I will give you the information and my verdict and let you make your choice.

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We have all done the Google searches after being diagnosed with arthritis, what can help my arthritis pain? There is always a lot of suggestions and some occur quite often.

I will be talking about a common one in the next instalment of the A-Z Arthritis Toolkit so keep an eye out for that. For now as you have guessed from the title Green Lipped Mussel Supplement is one that pops up a lot.

Like most supplements it is available in cream and tablet form and yes I have tried both.

It was discovered in New Zealand and whilst trialing it to see if it would have a positive effect against cancer, which it didn’t, it was observed that people who had joint problems noted decreased pain and improved function whilst taking it.

It is believed that it helps because it is full of omega 3 fatty acids and minerals which help support and maintain joint health.

Did It Work?

Yes and no. I know that maybe isn’t the answer you wanted to hear but it is my experience of it. Taken in tablet form I didn’t notice any real benefit from it.

Nor did I experience any decline when I stopped taking it, usually a sign that you are not receiving much benefit from it.

I did also use the cream for some time, I did find some pain relief with the cream and also found it useful in reducing swelling. However, the pain relief didn’t last long at all really and so I eventually stopped using it.


It is fairly inexpensive you can get a 125ml tube for around £5, though it is quite a thin consistency so although you are told not to apply too much at once it still does not last long.

The cream did provide me with pain relief, though it certainly didn’t last for a great length of time, lucky if I got 30 minutes relief.Banner Yes No Decision Choice Choose Decid

It has very little known side effects apart from the obvious, which is that it is from shellfish so anyone who has an allergy should find another product.


Not long-lasting pain relief and needs to be bought frequently so although it appears cheap the cost can soon mount up.

Would I Recommend?

No, is the short answer.Dislike Hand Thumb Down No Red Dislike Dis

As I have noted there isn’t pain relief for a long enough amount of time to warrant continual use of this. Yes I did use it continually but that was before I used various other creams to compare.

It is quite a thin liquid so it absorbs quickly into the skin which can be looked upon as good and bad. It may be good as it is soaking into the joint instantly so the relief can happen immediately.

It can be a bad thing as I have spoken before about using these creams while you are massaging the joint, so a cream that soaks in instantly doesn’t keep the skin lubricated for long.

After reading some reviews I am of the opinion that this can help people with mild arthritis and general achy joints but not strong enough for moderate to severe arthritis.

Many of you that have read my posts will know that my cream of choice is Boswellia Serrata Cream which you can read about on the product reviews here.

The Boswellia Cream is thicker so it remains workable on the surface of the skin for longer. It provides much longer pain relief and I believe is better value for money.

Boswellia also gives much longer pain relief than the Green Lipped Mussel cream and in my opinion is the better cream here.

I will leave you to make your own minds up, as usual any comments are more than welcome, have you used Green Lipped Mussel cream?





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20 thoughts on “Green Lipped Mussel Supplement

  1. That’s an odd sounding name for an arthritis reliever! Thanks for offering your recommendation of Boswellia Serrata cream, I will give that a go. Thank youm

    1. Hi Melissa, yes I know it sounds a bit strange, some of them have strange names. There is even one called Devils Claw, scary stuff. Yes I would still recommend Boswellia cream it is fantastic!

      Good luck!

  2. Great honest review Andy, it’s nice to see honesty online and a true recommendation of the cream that worked best for you!

    1. Hi Carla thanks for reading and your kind words. I always try to be honest with my reviews, after all the aim here is to find ways to fight back, together!

  3. I have never heard of this green-lipped mussel supplement, but I appreciate your honest review about it, as most people who review products tend to mostly sing praises. It does sound interesting to me, since you mentioned it is full of Omega 3 acids, which I’m thinking may be helpful for my kids with eczema. Do you happen to have their ingredients list?

    1. Hi Joo thanks for reading hope this helps you;
      Aqua, Dicaprylyl Ether, Polysorbate 20, Menthol, Pinus Sylvestris Oil (Pine Needle), Glycosaminoglycans, Propylene Glycol, Perna Canaliculus Extract (Green Lipped Mussel), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil (Orange), Citrus Limonium Peel Oil (Lemon), Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil (Eucalyptus), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil (Rosemary), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethsnol, Potassium Sorbate, Citral, Limonene, Linalool.

  4. Hi Andy, thank you for your honest review on Green Lipped Mussel Cream. I suffer from arthritis pain, and have been looking for a good cream or ointment that can help. Have tried the glucosamine/chondroitin products with moderate at best results. Will follow your reviews in the hope that you may come across something useful. All the best, Tom

  5. Hello Andy,
    Many people suffer from arthritis. I am sure as you said that it helps to stop pain. In my opinion, the best review is that when any person explains about something he used and get benefit of it. I really don’t suffer from arthritis but there are some members in my family who suffer from it so I will share this information with them

  6. Well thanks for the honest advise Andy
    Alot of ppl suffer from joints pain and tjey have to know what they may take for relief and ur post will save money and time of alot by not using this gel

  7. I have not heard of either product but the Boswellia sounds like it may help my wife. She suffers most at night so we would need a longer lasting creame.
    Thanks forsaving us some tome and money.

  8. More and more people are suffering from this because our way of life and work.
    This is a great article and it will be a very great help for many for us!

    1. Hi Emmanuel thanks for your comments, yes you are right it is another growing health problem.

      I hope the website can help people suffering.

  9. Thanks for the review! I was honestly about to purchase it when I stumbled upon your article and saw the cons of it.
    Thank you so much! I would have waste my money and time.

    1. Hi Danielle I am glad you found the review. Of course it is just my humble opinion but I do believe there are better products out there.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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