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 saupport of the locomotor system: Chondroitin*, glucosamine*, hyaluronic acid*, omega-3 fatty acids, various amino acids, minerals and vitamins.

* As part of the glycosaminoglycans (GAG)

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. 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