FDBusiness.com

Aroma NZ’s green-lipped mussel extract beats glucosamine in joint pain study

 Breaking News
  • Nestlé to Sell US Confectionery Business to Ferrero Nestlé has agreed to sell its US confectionery business to Ferrero, the third-largest company in the global chocolate confectionery market, for SFr2.8 billion ($2.8 billion) in cash. Nestlé’s 2016 US confectionery sales reached about SFr900 million. The transaction is expected to close around the end of the first quarter of 2018 following the completion of [...]...
  • Asahi Super Dry Re-launching in the UK Asahi UK, the UK subsidiary of Asahi Europe, is boosting its strong portfolio of beer brands by re-launching Asahi Super Dry in Britain in its authentic form. For the first time in Europe, full access to the exact Japanese brewing standards have been given to Asahi Europe and these innovations will bring the authentic taste [...]...
  • Natural Preservatives Extend Frying Oil Shelf Life Arjuna Naturals Extracts has launched its natural preservative formulation for combating oxidation, thermal degradation, hydrolytic rancidity and extending the frying cycle of vegetable oils. The new, all-natural preservative formulation contains a few simple ingredients and enables a clean label. It is GMO-free, oil-soluble and vegan. Initial response was so strong, Arjuna Natural Ltd. decided to [...]...
  • Alison Unveils New UK-made Bread Basket Dolly Alison Handling Services (AHS), Europe’s largest stockist of plastic containers and boxes, has introduced a new bread basket dolly designed for standard (762 x 508 x 216mm) 12-loaf stack nests. Capable of holding up to eight nests and available in grey or purple (to match Alison’s distinctive trays and baskets), the dolly has been designed [...]...
  • Irish Supermarkets Benefit From the Christmas Spirit The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 31 December 2017, reveal that shoppers spent an extra €90 million on groceries over the festive period. David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “Over the Christmas period the average household spent a record €1,532 on groceries – an increase of [...]...

Aroma NZ’s green-lipped mussel extract beats glucosamine in joint pain study

August 31
11:41 2012

GlycOmega PLUS green-lipped mussel extract from Aroma NZ is more effective than glucosamine at treating joint pain and stiffness, according to the results of a newly published independent clinical study carried out at the University of Queensland in Australia.

 In the randomised study, published in the journal Inflammopharmacology[1], 38 knee osteoarthritis sufferers took 3,000mg daily of either GlycOmega PLUS green-lipped mussel extract or glucosamine sulphate over 12 weeks.

 They were asked to record the severity of their knee pain and stiffness at the beginning and end of this period – using the well-established WOMAC and Lequesne indexes. Those taking GlycOmega PLUS, which is rich in soothing glycosaminoglycans and essential fatty acids, recorded consistently lower scores than those taking the glucosamine.

 On the WOMAC scale, participants taking GlycOmega PLUS recorded an average reduction in knee pain and stiffness of 18.9 points over 12 weeks, compared with 14.8 points among those taking glucosamine. On the Lequesne scale, meanwhile, GlycOmega PLUS users recorded an average reduction of 4.2 points after 12 weeks compared with 3.3 for those taking glucosamine.

 There was good secondary evidence in the study to support this outcome. Participants taking GlycOmega PLUS reported reduced use of analgesic medication during the 12-week period. Those taking glucosamine did not reduce their intake of painkillers as much during the study.

 Although the University of Queensland study involved Aroma NZ’s GlycOmega PLUS, it was not sponsored by the New Zealand-based company. Director Ben Winters Jr said: “The excellent results from this latest independent trial show that our green-lipped mussel powder worked more rapidly and provided faster relief than glucosamine for the arthritis sufferers who took part. The study proved that Aroma NZ’s GlycOmega PLUS significantly helped reduce joint pain and increased joint mobility in patients and confirmed that our green-lipped mussel ingredient definitely contains significant anti-inflammatory properties.”

 University of Queensland researcher Samantha Coulson, who co-authored the study, confirmed that GlycOmega PLUS “worked quicker and provided better relief” than the glucosamine used in the study.

 Aroma NZ plans to continue building evidence supporting the efficacy of GlycOmega PLUS with a view to obtaining approval for a joint health-related claim under the EU’s Nutrition & Health Claims Regulation. The company intends to submit a dossier of supporting evidence in the near future for review by the European Food Safety Authority.

 A larger, randomised double-blind clinical study is scheduled to begin soon to establish the effectiveness of a reduced dose of GlycOmega PLUS – 1,500mg daily – versus a placebo. Beginning later this year, and involving 140 participants, it will be the third study involving the ingredient. The first, published in February this year, also confirmed the effectiveness of GlycOmega PLUS in treating knee joint pain and stiffness in 23 patients, who experienced an average 59% reduction in joint pain symptoms during an eight-week trial[2].

 The latest study also investigated the impact of GlycOmega PLUS on gastro-intestinal function. The results indicated that the ingredient reduced the presence in the gut of a subspecies of bacteria known to be associated with pro-inflammatory activity.

 Ben Winters Jr added: “Back-to-back successful clinical studies on our green-lipped mussel extract have now confirmed its efficacy, providing strong evidence of how it could help the millions of people globally who suffer with joint pain and stiffness every day of their life.”

 

 

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • January 16, 2018Sival Plant Production Trade Show
  • January 17, 2018Anfas Food Product
  • January 17, 2018Dutch Organic Trade Fair
  • January 19, 2018International Green Week
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements