In the 1970s, researchers discovered the natives of New Zealand, the Maoris, remained mobile into old age because of their mussel-rich diet. Joint diseases were unknown!

After years of intensive research, the Original Perna Extract (100% New Zealand green-lipped mussel extract) was developed and has been the main ingredient of all Pernaton products ever since.

How does Pernaton help the musculoskeletal system?

For more than 20 years, the Original Perna Extract (the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel) has been the main ingredient in all Pernaton products and is naturally rich in essential nutrients and building substances for the optimal function of the musculoskeletal system.

This includes:

Chondroitin, glucosamine and hyaluronic acid which are natural components of the connective tissue, ligaments and joint cartilage and thus support their function.

Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids which protect the blood vessels and help the body to inhibit inflammation in the joints.

18 vital amino acids which are needed for the production of proteins and body tissue (skin, hair, muscles) and are of central importance for almost all of the body’s own metabolic processes.

11 different minerals which build up bones, teeth, hormones and blood cells, maintain tissue tension, transmit stimuli and/or activate enzymes.

8 vitamins which strengthen the immune system and are vital for the development of cells, blood cells, bones, cartilage, connective tissue and teeth.

Only products with the original Perna extract label on the packaging contain original Perna extract.

Pernaton uses a unique extraction process which allows all valuable nutrients to remain contained

Conventional Green Lipped Mussel powders on the market today contain mussels that have been steamed/cooked or which have been ground down into a powder, using basic processes that destroy essential active ingredients. Some even purchase the by-products from other produces or mussel farms which are definitely not fresh.

Pernaton however, uses a unique cold extraction process which does not use heat, chemicals or solvents – allowing all valuable nutrients and lipids to remain contained. Although this is expensive, it ultimately leads to a superior product with the highest content of nutrients. The extract is freeze dried to ensure quality and purity, before being milled to produce a fine powder extract.

Due to the safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly practices of New Zealand’s seafood farmers, the Blue Ocean Institute* (International Organisation for Nature Conservation) classifies the New Zealand green-lipped mussel used in Pernaton as one of the most environmentally friendly seafood products in the world.

Only mussels, sea water and the expertise of the kiwis are needed for its cultivation.

The growers of Original Perna Extract in Pernaton are certified with the A+ label – a global framework for sustainable management that enables New Zealand’s aquaculture industry to continuously improve environmental practices while strengthening global demand for New Zealand seafood.

The framework formalises a cycle of continuous reporting, review and improvement and provides a platform for the community and industry to engage in their sustainability efforts.