Green Lipped Mussel Cream or Powder:
Which is Better?
Many have attested to the effectiveness of green lipped mussel products. Since there are various forms of health giving mussel available, it is expected that there would be some sort of debate as to which form is best. Green lipped mussel cream is relatively new as far as processed and packaged form of green shelled mussels goes. Green lipped mussel(GLM) in powder form is the most popular and widely used GLM product. The question now is: which is better?
Before we attempt to answer that, let us first consider what this extraordinary mussel is and what purpose it is intended for. First and foremost, it is a type of shellfish that is harvested from the sea. Green lipped mussels specifically can be found in the pure waters of New Zealand. This particular kind of shellfish is rich in antioxidants and contains so many nutrients and components beneficial to the human body.
Benefits of Green Lipped Mussel Powder
GLM powder, when specially processed by a high quality supplement company , maintains its health-giving components, as if it were fresh out of the sea. This means that all the essential nutrients (Omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, lipids, Vitamins A, B complexes and E, and so on) that give it its health-boosting and therapeutic characteristics are complete and well preserved. It is used for treating skin ailments such as psoriasis and eczema, asthma, IBS, and is most popular for treating arthritis, and any pains and discomfort relate to that disorder. It is a great natural alternative for non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Benefits of Green Lipped Mussel Cream
GLM cream is a topical treatment for joint aches and muscle pains. It is also used by some to ease discomfort from certain skin conditions. The cream contains an extract from the green lipped mussel in addition to added glucosamine and chondroitinan.
It is not pure extract and has added ingredients like peppermint and camphor oil to give it a more soothing feeling when applied to affected areas. However, this may not always sit well with those who have hypersensitive skin due to severe skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema.
Knowing what the two green lipped mussel products are for, and what they contain, we can make a decision as to which is better. While both serve their intended purpose, it is pretty obvious that GLM powder is better.
And the Winner Is….
The powder form provides maximum results, and though we usually aim to treat a specific problem, it does more than what we hope to achieve when we take it. Whereas GLM cream focuses on temporary relief, and is limited to treating superficial conditions as it is applied externally. Even if the skin absorbs what it needs from the cream, it can only go so far as to treating the outside, rather than getting to the root cause of the problem.
In conclusion, as far as getting all that you need from green lipped mussels and more, green lipped mussel powder would be your best option as a natural treatment for physical disorders and as a complete food supplement.