Green Eggs includes glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) like chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid. It also has anti-inflammatory fatty acids and collagen.
Green Eggs is the natural approach to joint support. Its four simple but powerful ingredients with proven results:
1. Green Lipped Mussels
There are studies being done on Green Lipped Mussel as an alternative for dogs that can’t tolerate the side effects from NSAIDs (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
NSAIDs and Green Lipped Mussels are COX (cyclooxygenase) inhibitors. COX enzymes are responsible for initiating inflammation by irritating immune chemicals called prostaglandins.
Green Lipped Mussels (GLM) house glycosaminoglycans (or GAGs), which includes chondroitin sulfate. Chondroitin helps build and strengthen joint cartilage.
There are also a good source of anti-inflammatory fats in GLM, including EPA and ETA. The mussels in Four Leaf Rover have fats with an average 6-10% content.
In a 2007 study, dogs were given Green Lipped Mussel for 8 weeks. They had a significant improvement in pain and mobility. And most of the dogs didn’t need pain meds.
In a study back in 2007, dogs were given Green Lipped Mussel for 8 weeks. After those weeks, researchers observed big improvements in their pain and mobility. Most of the dogs no didn’t require any pain drugs.
Our Green Lipped Mussels are farmed sustainably in clean waters of New Zealand. They are responsibly freeze-dried, a great source of vitamins and minerals and high bioavailable. (See Research Below FAQs)
2. NEM® Eggshell Membrane
NEM® is also rich in glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) including chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid and collagen.
In a 2017 randomized trial, it showed NEM® decreased activity-related joint pain in only 8 days. In other clinical trials pain was shown to decrease in 7 – 10 days.
In addition, NEM® has clinically been proven to help protect joint cartilage.
NEM® comes from healthy human-grade eggs that are typically used for baking foods. Often other eggshell membranes come from thrown out, potentially unhealthy eggs. (See Research Below)
3. Poria Cocos
Poria has been around for thousands of years and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Poira grows on the roots of trees and not necessarily on the mushroom, it’s a mass of mycelium. It’s typically not very high in starch (less than 5%) and abundant in immune-supporting beta-glucans.
Four Leaf Rover’s Poria is a minimum 30% beta-glucan.
Poria is used for inflammation, but specifically great for swelling and edema that can often occur on ears and paws. It’s also a good support of skin issues too.
Poira mushrooms are 100% organic and grown on trees.
Curcumin is the potent substance in turmeric that everyone loves. It helps promote a good inflammatory response and can support joint health.
To make sure that the Curcumin in Green Eggs is high-quality and highly concentrated, it is carbon-14 tested to make sure it houses at least 95% curcuminoids. making it a highly concentrated source of curcumin.
This testing measures the amount of carbon-14 from a sample from every batch and compares the result to the international standards.
The higher the bio-based carbon, the better we can ensure that the Curcumin is from good and natural sources.
This also makes sure that every jar is synthetic-free, which sets it apart from other products on the market today.
Active Ingredients per 2.3 g (1 tsp):
Green Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus) ………… 1,350 mg
NEM® Brand Eggshell Membrane ……………………… 450 mg
Poria Cocos (Wolfporia extenda) ………………………. 300 mg
Curcumin ……………………………………………………….. 150 mg
Inactive Ingredients: None
When starting your dog Green Eggs, double the amount for the first 10 days. Give orally daily or as directed by your veterinarian.
|Body Weight||Amount Per Day||Daily Cost & Supply|
|1-25 lbs||1/2 tsp daily||$0.50/day (60 day supply)|
|26-50 lbs||3/4 tsp daily||$0.67/day (45 day supply)|
|51-75 lbs||1 tsp daily||$1.00/day (30 day supply)|
|75-100 lbs||1 1/4 tsp daily||$1.11/day (27 day supply)|
|101 + lbs||1 1/2 tsp daily||$1.36/day (22 day supply)|
Net Contents: 2.4oz (67.5g)
Can Green Eggs be taken alongside other joint products?
Yes! Green Eggs will not interact with most joint products, it’s a natural product. In fact, Green Eggs pairs well with Safe-Sea. If you have any concerns, please connect with your holistic veterinarian.
Can I give more Green Eggs than what’s recommended?
Yes. You should actually double up the amount for the first 7-10 days. That’s what we call a loading dose. It’s ok to give the double dose for longer than that. You should begin to see the benefits after about 14 days, then you can lower the amount.
Is there glucosamine in Green Eggs?
Glucosamine lives naturally in Green Eggs. Both the NEM eggshells and green-lipped mussels are rich in a variety of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), including glucosamine.
Is there chondroitin in Green Eggs?
Yes. The NEM eggshells in Green Eggs is a natural source of chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and hyaluronic acid.
Can I still give Green Eggs if my dog has an allergy to eggs?
If your dog has an egg allergy, then there’s a chance he could react to Green Eggs. There’s also a chance he’s allergic to green-lipped mussel, even though it’s not common.
If you have concerns about sensitivities, try giving your dog a very small dose, and gradually give more.
Is the Curcumin in Green Eggs Synthetic??
No. Our is 95% curcuminoids (standardized). This is the active compound that’s found in turmeric.
We also do carbon-14 tests which helps make sure there are no synthetics in the ingredients and that we’re only working with 100% natural Curcumin.
Research mentioned above:
Hielm-Björkman, Anna et al. “Evaluating Complementary Therapies for Canine Osteoarthritis Part I: Green-lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus).” Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM vol. 6,3 (2009): 365-73. doi:10.1093/ecam/nem136
Ruff KJ et al. Effectiveness of NEM® brand eggshell membrane in the treatment of suboptimal joint function in dogs: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Vet Med (Auckl). 2016;7:113-121. Published 2016 Aug 18.
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