This product contains the pure extract of a green lipped mussel, Perna canalicus, found only in the clear, unpolluted water surrounding New Zealand. It is taken by millions of people throughout the world. Studies suggest that one of the active principles in green lipped mussel extract resides in a protein compound and that its properties are unique to this type of mussel and not demonstrated by other types of shellfish.In order to determine its potential for any individual we advise that this product should be taken for a minimum of four to eight weeks. It can be taken in conjunction with other nutrients including glucosamine, chondroitin and fish oils.Our tablets are coated to reduce the odour and are manufactured in the UK to GMP pharmaceutical standards.Daily intake: 1-3 tablets