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Arthritis affects more than 3.85 million Aussies, with pain and loss of mobility an everyday part of so many of our lives.

As such, the signs and symptoms of early arthritis are critical to better health and mobility later in life.

Unfortunately, these early signs are difficult to spot – and can be confused for normal signs of normal ageing. Aching joints or stiff joints are fairly common for all older people, but frequent and recurring joint pain is a sign of inflamed joints – which can be linked to arthritis.

While there is no cure for arthritis, early diagnosis, intervention and prevention can help to ward off the symptoms. Diet and lifestyle – and, where necessary, nutritional supplements – can all play a part.

John Croft, an international expert on the therapeutic uses of marine extracts, says that numerous studies show the benefits of green lipped mussel – both as an anti-inflammatory, and for general health.

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“The New Zealand green lipped mussel has a rich source of a range of natural compounds that help to maintain healthy joints and reduce inflammation,” Mr Croft said.

“In particular, the combination of glycogen complex (a carbohydrate compound) and essential fatty acids may help to relieve joint pain and inflammation.

“Wagner’s Biolane™ is the original green lipped mussel extract which uses only fresh, live, mussels in peak condition. We use a special non-heat treatment to preserve the nutrients within the mussel.

“Over 30 years of research indicates it may help relieve symptoms of both osteoarthritis and rheumatism.


For more information, please visit the Wagner NZ Green Lipped Mussel Online Learning Centre

This post is sponsored by Wagner. It was written as we feel it delivers valuable insights into a subject important to the Starts at 60 community. For more information on the green lipped mussel, please visit the Wagner website.




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  1. I have been knitting for over 57 years. I have used a keyboard for over 50 years. I have used my hands and fingers to dig holes, prepare meals, do housework, do washing, etc etc. If that isn’t enough finger exercise than I don’t know what is…..
    None of this has stopped the arthritis.

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    • Probably why you now suffer with arthritis, from overdoing it all these years. There is exercise and there is hard work that causes wear-and-tear.

    • Julie Davies, this is only true for osteoarthritis…I have rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that even young children get 🌸

  2. The key words in all this being “it MAY help relieve the symptoms”. And from past experience…it doesn’t.

  3. Although sceptical I purchased a Revitrive Circulation Booster you just plug it in and rest your feet on the pads = I have to say that day by day I can really teel the flexing of my joints, I dont have swollen feet or ankles and the energy seems also to be moving upwards to my thighs I definiteoly have more flexible movement in my legs and knees. They are not cheap but because they are a registered medical device but most stores allow you to try before you buy. Certainly the best present I ever bought myself.

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  4. I was annoyed to find this an advertisement too. We used to be told that glucosamine and chondroitin were good for the joints. We are also told of the benefit of various fish oils for joints and heart, calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis, supplements for this, supplements for that – now green lipped muscle!! Do any of these remedies actually work and how many are backed up by years of research and many studies?

  5. Ask a orthopedic surgeon about this stuff.
    Osteoarthritis is a wear and tear disease.
    Nothing can be done to stop it.Even osteoease and similar panadeine tablets dont work.

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