Product FAQs

What is green lipped mussel and how is it extracted?

Perna Extract from New Zealand’s Green-lipped mussel is a multi-functional and natural product which has significant success in benefiting a number of joint and muscle related problems. Pernaton uses a unique cold extraction process which does not use heat, chemicals or solvents unlike other relief gels. The extract is then freeze dried to ensure quality and purity, before being milled to produce a fine powder extract.

What is the difference between Pernaton Gel and Pernaton Gel Forte?

Pernaton Gel cools instantly and is recommended for inflammation and swelling. Pernaton Gel Forte has an intense sensation of warmth and is recommended for warming up and promoting the circulation of the skin.

Should the Gel Forte create a burning sensation?

Pernaton Gel Forte contains Cayenne Pepper, which is the active ingredient in chilli peppers which makes them hot. Cayenne Pepper is used to relieve muscle or joint ache as it causes a sensation of warmth that activates certain nerve cells. With regular use of Cayenne Pepper, this heating effect reduces the chemical that acts as a pain messenger in the body.

How long does it take to see results?

This varies from person to person however, most users see an improvement from 1-4 weeks

What anti-inflammatory ingredients does Pernaton Gel contain?

Pernaton Gel includes Eucalyptus Essential Oil which according to studies can help you find effective relief. It also includes other ingredients such as Original Perna Extract, Glycosaminoglycans, Menthol and other physiologically active essential oils.

Should I take the capsules and gel together?

We recommend a dual approach with our Pernaton Gel and Pernaton Capsules for maximum support internally and externally.

Where to buy/pricing FAQs

Where can I buy Pernaton?

Pernaton Gel is available at Holland & Barrett, Amazon, our website and selected pharmacies. Pernaton Gel Forte and Capsules are currently available on Amazon and our website.

How much does it cost?

Please refer to our product page for pricing.

Do you offer samples?

Yes. Please follow the link to complete the sample form.

Safety FAQs

Does it contain ibuprofen?

No, Pernaton does not contain ibruprofen.

Can I use this gel whilst taking other medication?

Pernaton should be compatible with other medications. No reports of relevant interactions are known to date however, we always recommend consulting with your GP before use if taking other medication.

The packaging states ‘Not suitable for small children’, is there an age limit?

Pernaton is not suitable for children under 3 years old.

I am allergic to shell fish, can I use Pernaton?

Pernaton contains Green Lipped Mussel extract. Therefore, even if Pernaton Gel is not ingested, the mussel extract in Pernaton Gel could cause contact allergy on the skin.

What is the expiry date for Pernaton Gel?

The expiry date for the Gel and Gel Forte is 12 months once opened.

Do PERNATON® capsule contain sugar/gluten/lactose?

Pernaton Capsules do not contain sugar sugar/gluten/lactose.

Is Pernaton safe to use if I have haemochromotosis?

Pernaton Gel contains Green Lipped Mussel extract which contains traces of iron. However, the topical absorption of these traces of iron can be considered as minimal.

Can you use it with high blood pressure?

We have not heard of any negative effects on blood pressure from those that use Pernaton products however, we would always recommend consulting with a health care professional.

Can I use with blood thinners?

We are not aware of any issues with using our products and any other medication together however, we recommend consulting with a health care professional.

Can you use with warfarin?

We are not aware of any issues with using our products and any other medication together however, we recommend consulting with a health care professional.

Is it suitable for diabetics?

Yes, Pernaton is suitable for diabetics.

Can I use Pernaton if I’m pregnant?

Pernaton should be safe to use when pregnant, but we always recommend consulting with a health care professional.

Regulatory FAQs

Where is Pernaton manufactured?

Pernaton is made in Switzerland.

Who is the distributor for Pernaton in the UK?

Robinson Young Ltd are the assigned distributor for Pernaton® in the UK and Ireland.