The use of lipid extracts of the New Zealand green-lipped mussel in inflammatory processes and arthrosis is an area where research is still very versatile. Therefore, we will only give you a small selection of examinations that are currently available, but will expand them as recently as possible.
The anti-inflammatory effects of ω3 tetraenoic fatty acids isolated from a lipid extract from the mussel, Perna canaliculus
T. A. Macrides, A. P. Treschow, N. Kalafatis, P. F. A. Wright, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Racing Analytical Services Ltd2 RMIT University, GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne, VIC, 3001, Australia
The CO2-SFE crude lipid extractand the free fatty acid extract from Perna canaliculus have anti-inflammatory effects on adjuvant induced arthritis in rats
M. Singh, L.D. Hodges, P. F. A. Wright, D.M.Y. Cheah, P. M. Wynne, N. Kalafatis, T. A. Macrides; Comperative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B 149 (2008) 251 - 258
Pernic® Cox is a dietary supplement for dogs to aid joint metabolism in osteoarthritis or as an adjunctive prophylaxis in dogs with a genetic predisposition to the development of osteoarthritis. It consists of water, high-purity olive oil, oil of the New Zealand green-lipped mussel perna canaliculus and vitamin E. The dispenser has a volume of 30 ml and can be precisely dosed in 1 ml increments
At the beginning of the feeding should be fed for at least 14 days as following:
Dogs up to 20 kg = 1ml/ day
Dogs 20 up to 40 kg = 2ml/ day
Dogs more than 40 kg = 3ml/ day
In consultation with the attending veterinarian, the initial dose can be doubled or even tripled. Otherwise, the dosage can usually be cut in half or only every other day after 14 days to 4 weeks. PerNic® Cox should be fed over a period of at least 3 months.