Original Perna Extract - highest quality, 100% natural and sustainable

The New Zealand green-lipped mussel - the powerhouse from nature for the musculoskeletal system

Thegreen-lipped mussel(Perna Canaliculus) is naturally rich in essential nutrients and building substances for the optimal function of the locomotor system: Chondroitin*, glucosamine*, hyaluronic acid*, omega-3 fatty acids, 18 amino acids, 11 minerals and 8 vitamins.
* As part of the glycosaminoglycans (GAG),

chondroitin, glucosamine and hyaluronic acid arenatural components of the connective tissue, ligaments and joint cartilage and thus support their function.

Omega-3 fatty acids protectthe blood vessels and help the body to inhibit inflammation in the joints.

Amino acids areneeded 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.

Minerals take overvarious functions in the body and build up bones, teeth, hormones and blood cells, maintain tissue tension, transmit stimuli and/or activate enzymes.

Vitamins mustbe taken in with food. They strengthen the immune system and are indispensable for the development of cells, blood cells, bones, cartilage, connective tissue and teeth.

Manufacturing process Original Perna Extract

Highest quality thanks to Original Perna Extract in PERNATON® 

The Original Perna Extract in PERNATON® consists of 100% pure Perna Canaliculus, the New Zealand green-lipped mussel. 

After 18-24 months, just before sexual maturity, the green-lipped mussels are harvested for the Original Perna Extract. Then they have the highest content of nutrients.

To preserve these nutrients, it is essential to process the freshly caught mussels quickly and without heat. Only by means of this production process, the cold extraction, all valuable nutrients and lipids remain contained. This is expensive, but ultimately leads to a superior product.

The water quality, the mussel farm and the fresh mussels are tested against internationally recognised quality assurance standards by the New Zealand Ministry of Health, the New Zealand Food Safety Authority, the US Food and Drug Administration, the European Union and independent scientific laboratories (= pharmaceutical quality, highest level). Each production series is also tested for environmentally induced pathogenic impurities. Only flawless green-lipped mussel extract is further processed.

For more than 20 years the Original Perna Extract has been the main ingredient in all PERNATON® products.


The New Zealand green-lipped mussel in PERNATON® is one of the most environmentally friendly seafood in the world!

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.

*Blue Ocean systematically evaluates aquaculture farms according to the five main criteria: Risk to other species and ecological effects, pollution, operational risks involved, feed composition.

The growers of Original Perna Extract in PERNATON® are certified with the A+ label.

A+ is 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 



Numerous studies prove the positive effect of the ingredients in PERNATON®