Green Lipped Mussel Extract | Biolane

Biolane™ is a natural, scientifically-researched New Zealand green-lipped mussel powder. It is the foundation of several joint care products and was the first green-lipped mussel product in the market-place which was clinically proven to help reduce joint pain in patients with osteoarthritis.

Biolane™ was owned by Vitaco for 45 years before a strategic review determined that it would be better managed by Aroma NZ Ltd. During this time, Vitaco and John Croft (Marine scientist) extensively researched the effectiveness of Biolane™. Croft devoted over 30 years of his life to researching the joint health properties of the Green-lipped Mussel, and the best way to extract them from the raw shellfish. Clinical trials demonstrated positive effects on pain, inflammation and joint stiffness in both osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

As part of the Biolane™ acquisition, Vitaco shared the detailed process on how to make this unique extract that retains the natural health properties of the New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel. This includes information for MMP Inhibition, which fights against arthritis and cardiovascular disease.

Biolane™ is different to other green-lipped mussel extracts as it contains Matrix Metalloprotease (MMP’s), which are a family of enzymes necessary for normal tissue remodelling. However, in a diseased state, increased MMP activity results in tissue and cartilage destruction. Research shows that Biolane™ has significant MMP-inhibiting activity, which other green-lipped mussel extracts do not have.