Extensive studies on toxicity have been carried out on Healtheries Seatone and no toxic effects were observable in the test subjects at 120 times the standard dose.
These studies are similar in design to those conducted by pharmaceutical companies to show that a drug is safe to use in people. Not only was Seatone GLME safe at very high dosages, but it also had no teratogenic effects. Healtheries Seatone GLME was first introduced to the New Zealand market in April 1974. Since that time the demand for this product has spread to over 30 countries worldwide. Although the product is derived from a shellfish, which is extensively consumed as food, it has been subjected to both toxicity and teratogenic trials to ensure that the derived material is as safe to consume as the original food source.
It is pertinent to comment that a significant amount of this product has been consumed by human subjects under the strict supervision of clinicians during clinical studies carried out in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, and France.
Shellfish used to produce Healtheries Seatone GLME are from cultivated sources (marine farms) and the farms are licensed by the New Zealand Government. The fact that the farms are licensed ensures that they are located in suitable (unpolluted) areas of the coastal waters and also that shellfish may only be harvested from them when conditions are appropriate.
Government has established a Biotoxins Management Committee to monitor areas of the coastal waters where farming of shellfish takes place. Regular sampling of the phytoplankton is done which is present in water to ensure that algal species with Biotoxins are not much in numbers to cause toxicity. Moreover the samples of mussels are sent to laboratories to detect the presence of Biotoxins
Because marine farming is essentially a coastal water operation, it is subject to the influence of land drainage and other discharges, which have the potential to cause microbiological contamination of the waters. Mussels are filter-feeding animals and thus are able to concentrate contaminants as well as foods from their surrounding waters. Although the licensing criteria for marine farms require that they be situated away from areas directly influenced by sewage and other such discharges there is always the possibility of microbiological contaminants from sea birds, run off waters from grazing pastures etc being present in the waters of the farm area.
To prevent any risk of microbiological contaminants being present in cultivated mussels, or the extract processed from them, routine monitoring of the waters is carried out and, in addition, every batch of mussels received for processing is subjected to microbiological assays at the factory on arrival. Further, the factory quality control programme requires that the processing of the mussels, through the several stages from shellfish to powder or capsules, be monitored by sampling and analysis for microbial levels by the in house laboratory.
As a final safeguard, the end product in powder or capsule form is subjected to microbiological assay and certification by an independent, Government approved laboratory.
most countries to which the mussel extract product is exported have mandatory maximum levels for the content of heavy metal contaminants in food products they will accept. New Zealand is not an industrialized nation thus there is not a huge extend of metal contaminants that can cause issues in marine derived products. However the samples of the final product are sent for analysis to government approved laboratories to certify it.
The herbicide and pesticide residue testing is done on mussels and on random batches of final mussel extract to attain the full safety of a product.
The manufacturing process for Healtheries Seatone GLME is carried out to a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) programme as required by the USFDA for products acceptable to the USA. The programme has been approved by the Regulatory Authority (MAF) appointed by the USFDA for local administration under a Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries. The Company has an HACCP Coordinator on staff and the requirements of the programme ensure that reception of shellfish and subsequent manufacture is all carried out to the approved standards. In addition the Company has its own laboratory and quality assurance and control programme which monitors the reception of raw materials and their progress through the processing stages.
As mentioned above, Seatone GLME has been subjected to both toxicity and teratogenic studies by the Department of Medicine at the University of Auckland. Although the Green Lipped Mussel Extract is a food these studies were conducted to the standard protocol as used for new drug products since they apply equally to food or drugs. The product has been shown to be nontoxic and not teratogenic.
Healtheries Seatone GLME processed in the manner and to the standards described above is a safe product for consumption on a continuous and regular basis.
Advisory: This is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of medical complaints. It is for information purposes only.
Mrs. Chitra Narain
Retired Media Professional, Jangpura, New Delhi
In the 1980s I started suffering from arthritis. I went to doctor he advised me knee replacement. I was not ready for it. One day I saw an advertisement in the newspaper regarding Seatone. I started taking two capsules every day. Use of Seatone provided me miraculous results.
Mrs. Renuka Gupta
Retired MNC Professional, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
I am suffering from arthritis from 30 years. I used to suffer severe knee pain. I consulted many doctors but I was not able to get treated. One day I came to know about Seatone from a friend. I started using it in 2003. I felt a great relief and comfort with its continuous use.
Mrs. Abha Saxena
Two years back I felt pain in my foot. I went to the doctor, he diagnosed degeneration of knee bone through X-ray. He advised me knee replacement and some medicines. I was not much benefited with the medicines. One day I came to know about Seatone at my friend′s place. I used Seatone regularly for two months. After one year again I suffered from the same pain. I again started Seatone capsules and now I am completely fine.
Mr. Rajeev Sharma
Sr. Auditor, Government Service, Palwal, Haryana
My mother was suffering from arthritis 5-6 years back. She was even unable to walk. But she was not ready to visit doctors. Therefore I started researching about the treatments of arthritis. I came to know about Seatone. My mother used Seatone for 8-9 months. Now she is quite fine.
Col. Retd. Anthony Abraham
Indian Army, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Indian Army, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Mrs. Nivedita Kamal
Retired Banker, Dwarka, New Delhi, Retired Banker, Dwarka, New Delhi
Dr. Krishan Bir Chaudhary
President of Bharatiya Krishak Samaj, President of Bharatiya Krishak Samaj
Mr. Ajay Gupta
Businessman, Faridabad, Haryana, Businessman, Faridabad, Haryana
Healtheries Seatone, a 100% extract of the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel (GLM), contains anti-inflammatory agents, immune modulators and many essential building blocks, all naturally occurring substantial therapeutic agents known to maintain joint mobility & well being.
Seatone Vs Other GLME Brands
For the formation of GLME extracts the processing conditions vary. The production of Seatone meets the internationally accredited standards. Its preservation starts right after its harvesting. Its quality of raw material, processing methods and product quality is tested by the testing agencies.
What is Squalene?
Squalene is an unsaturated isoprenoid that occurs naturally in several seeds and also found in the bodies of animals. Among vegetable oils, olive oil is the rich source of squalene. It is also found in human body.
How long Seatone should be taken to see the desired results?
On the onset of arthritis, GLME use provides immediate relief. In grade-2 of arthritis it will take much more time and in grade-3 of arthritis, you need to be patient because regeneration is a slow process. The reduction of inflammation and synthesis of the membrane will be delayed in this grade- 3.
What are the Risk Factors for Arthritis?
There are several factors that increase the risk of arthritis. The main factor is the gender of a person. Women are more prone to develop arthritis than men. The other factors are your lifestyle, age and genetics that contribute to increased the risk of arthritis.
Arthiritis in Female
The number of women suffering from arthritis is more than the number of men suffering from arthritis. There are a number of factors that contribute to the development of arthritis in women, such as the number of births given by a woman. Arthritis can affect any section of society.
What is Osteoarthritis & its symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment alternative available?
Seatone Vs Other GLME Brands
For the formation of GLME extracts, the processing conditions vary. The production of Seatone meets the internationally accredited standards. Its preservation starts right after its harvesting. Its quality of raw material, processing methods and product quality is tested by the testing agencies.
Obesity and Arthritis
Obese people are more susceptible to develop arthritis then the healthy people because their legs are not able to support the excessive weight of their upper body. Obese people are more likely to develop knee problems. The only way for the obese people to manage arthritis is to reduce their weight in a scientific way.
What are the risk factors affecting Women and Osteoarthritis?
There are a number of factors responsible for the higher risk of developing osteoarthritis in women. The major one is diet. During pregnancy, the calcium is extracted by the fetus and after the birth of baby milk production extracts a lot of calcium, which makes the bones of women weak. Therefore, the chance of developing arthritis increases.
Is GLME Safe For Diabetic Patients Suffering From Arthritis?
GLME is safe for diabetic patients suffering from arthritis as it has a marine origin. The marine foods are recommended for the patients with diabetes. There is no harm linked with GLME for the diabetic patients.
Green Lipped Mussel in Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Management
GLME of New Zealand waters is an excellent remedy for controlling rheumatoid arthritis. GLME contains various components that act as a building block for the collagen. They rebuilt the damaged tissues and with their continuous use, cartilage can come back to their normal conditions.