Historical origin

The Maori's secret tip for natural freedom of movement - main ingredient in PERNATON® for over 20 years 

For several thousands of years the green-lipped mussel has been one of New Zealand's staple foods. 
In the 1970s, researchers discovered that the natives of New Zealand, the Maoris, remain mobile into old age because of this mussel-rich diet. Joint diseases are almost unknown!

After several years of intensive research, the Original Perna Extract (100% New Zealand green-lipped mussel extract) was developed in 1996 and has been the main ingredient of all PERNATON® products ever since.


Maoris - mobile into old age thanks to a diet rich in mussels



New Zealand - home of the green-lipped mussel