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Natural Remedy for Arthritis Pain and Swelling

I had arthritis in my fingers and knees that caused a great deal of pain and swelling. I found a natural remedy that relieved my symptoms.

Arthritis sufferers will often take medication to try to cope with the pain and swelling for the rest of their lives. Sadly, side effects from these medications are wide and varied—and often patients fail to receive any real or lasting relief. If you can identify with the frustration and tears associated with painful joints and severe swelling, read on. I'll tell you how I found total relief using a 100% natural remedy.

No more arthritis pain or swelling for me!

Nature's Gifts of Healing

Now I can write in the sand because I no longer have swollen fingers or knee pain when bending. Thanks to one of nature's remedies!

Now I can write in the sand because I no longer have swollen fingers or knee pain when bending. Thanks to one of nature's remedies!

Arthritis In My Fingers

When I suffered from arthritis pain and swelling in the late 1990s, my fingers became so swollen and painful that I installed voice-recognition software on my computer. My fingers were so painful I could not type on a computer keyboard, and they were too swollen to even see my wedding ring. Despite my ring being tight on my finger, there was no way to have it removed.

Unless the swelling could be resolved, there was no way to cut through my wedding ring and remove it. My ring finger was painful, but so were all my other fingers. I worried I might get gangrene in that particular finger though, if the circulation continued to be compromised.

Pain and swelling in my fingers made it impossible to:

  • open any lids on bottles or jars
  • hold a pen firmly enough to write
  • tap on even the softest keyboard
  • use safety pins
  • hold and use garden implements
  • change diapers (with pins or adhesive tabs)
  • lift pots or pans safely (there goes preparing dinner)
  • hold a knife firmly enough to cut through steak (there goes enjoying dinner!)
  • grip anything tightly.

I became completely reliant on my family to complete most daily tasks.

Arthritis In My Knees

I also had arthritis in my knees; they were so unreliable I would collapse while walking down stairs. The pain kept me from climbing stairs while carrying shopping or any additional weight. As the arthritis in my fingers and hands became worse, carrying any weight was out of the question.

At that time, my body weight was about 60 kilos (9 stone). Before then, I had been very fit and active, but pain had put an end to all forms of exercise. I became so disabled by arthritis in my knees that I could only walk on a flat surface. To attempt even the slightest hill required me to turn around and walk backwards.

The pain and swelling in my knees meant I could no longer:

  • walk up and down stairs (without stopping and/or falling)
  • kneel
  • squat
  • reach the floor to pick anything up
  • sit on the floor (because I'd never get up)
  • sit in a low or soft chair (because I couldn't get out)
  • stretch my leg out fully.

Instead of sitting on our comfortable couch or in an armchair, I'd perch myself on a chair in the dining room. Tall, firm, steady seating with a table nearby to lean on when I wanted to stand.

Fortunately we had a large open plan living/dining area so I could still see the tv and talk to my family as they sat on the comfortable couch and armchairs. But the sense of distance and loneliness was still very real.

Video About Mobicosa from NZ Green-Lipped Mussels

The following television report introduced many Australians to Mobicosa, a 100% natural product made from the flesh of New Zealand green-lipped mussels. It was news to many arthritis sufferers, but not me.

I used Mobicosa (years earlier than this report was filmed), and it completely reversed my symptoms.

So if you think that I might be the only one to have had such success using Mobicosa, please watch the video. You'll see others who have used this product, and love it for the relief it gave them!

Then I'll tell you exactly how I used Mobicosa to reverse all my symptoms of arthritis.

Please check with your physician if you are currently on any medications for possible drug interactions, if you have preexisting health conditions that need to be addressed, have shellfish allergies, or are pregnant or nursing before trying a new product.

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Can Mobicosa 'Cure' Arthritis? See evidence for yourself.

Relief From Pain and Swelling

I took three Mobicosa capsules in the morning, and three again in the evening. I took them with meals. Within ten days I had increased movement in my fingers, less pain and less swelling.

By the time I finished the first bottle, I was desperate to obtain more of this natural remedy.

  • I was walking up and down stairs without falling
  • able to type on my computer
  • unscrewing lids on jars in the kitchen
  • cutting my own food
  • confidently grasping and lifting pots and pans
  • no longer feeling pain when I 'bumped' my hands
  • cuddling up with my family on the couch.

After using just one bottle of all-natural Mobicosa capsules, I had no arthritis pain at all.

  • The swelling in my fingers had gone
  • I was able to see and spin my wedding ring.

Reducing Dosage

I found it was very helpful to give my body a decent dose of the Mobicosa in the first instance. But when I opened the second bottle I started reducing the number of capsules I took with each meal.

I am not a doctor, and I did not involve my doctor in my Mobicosa regime. I took it upon myself to try these capsules, out of desperation.

Anyone who tries Mobicosa will have to monitor their own progress (and involve your doctor if you think it is appropriate) but here's the general gist of my experience.

From three capsules in the morning and three in the evening (always with meals), I reduced my intake to two in the morning and two in the evening once I was confident of improvement. As my condition continued to improve, I reduced my intake further.

If I knew I would be exerting myself, walking great distances or climbing lots of stairs, I would take a few extra capsules the day before. It is a relatively simple process to anticipate when you'll need extra Mobicosa, and when it is time to reduce the dose.

Pain and swelling are the obvious indicators, and your body will let you know what it needs.

When Can You Stop Taking Arthritis Medications?

Arthritis is a condition doctors say can be controlled, not cured. When a doctor puts you on arthritis pills, you are told to keep taking them. Pay the money, take the pills, but don't expect to be cured.

Medication for most chronic conditions require you to keep taking your meds for all time. Stop taking them and your condition will exacerbate.

That is not the case with Mobicosa.

To my amazement and delight, I was able to stop taking the capsules without detriment. When the time came that I could straighten my leg without my knee making a noisy crunch, and I could curl my fingers and sink my nails into my palm, I stopped taking the Mobicosa capsules.

It is now near-on twelve years since I have taken a Mobicosa capsule, and my body remains pain free. Even in cold weather when the frost lies over my garden and ice covers my windscreen, my formerly arthritic fingers remain pain free.

When you calculate the money I spent on this alternative remedy to get complete recovery from my chronic pain and complete elimination of all my symptoms of arthritis, it was a very cheap and easy treatment option.

Mobicosa gel is made from New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels, so must be kept in the refrigerator. 100% natural.

Mobicosa gel is made from New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels, so must be kept in the refrigerator. 100% natural.

My Kids Call It 'Magic Cream'

I should also tell you about the Mobicosa gel. When my children were young we referred to it as 'magic cream'. Now adults, they still call it magic cream.

Mobicosa make a gel, also from New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels. It too is a natural anti-inflammatory. Lots of people use it for additional relief in the early days of treating their arthritis or joint pain, but it has lots of other uses.

I keep a bottle in my refrigerator at all times. It is the middle of the night, local time, as I write this article so I have taken a photo of the gel by torch light.

We use the gel:

  • on any insect bites (green ants in Australia give a terrible bite!)
  • to reduce swelling
  • applied to bumps
  • to prevent bruises.

Over the years, my family and friends have successfully used Mobicosa gel to quickly relieve pain and reduce swelling in many situations including broken bones, sprained ankles, shoulder pain etc.

Safe Enough To Use On Faces

My daughter had a facial injury. She wasn't at home at the time. In the rush to get her to hospital for x-rays to see if her cheek was broken, I forgot to grab the Mobicosa gel from the refrigerator.

By the time we returned home from the hospital her face was so swollen her eye was concealed.

  • It was 4am as she climbed into bed and I applied the Mobicosa gel to her face.
  • At 8am the next morning when I checked on her, the swelling had completely disappeared.

The only bruising on her face was along the edge of her eye where I had been unable to reach with the magic cream. (Her eye had been swollen shut.)

  • Instead of an ugly black eye, the only bruising looked like a thick stroke of eye-liner.

I challenge anyone to get a similar result from any other product on the market. I don't know why the New Zealand green-lipped mussel has the ability to reduce swelling and avoid bruising, but Mobicosa gives us all access to those healing qualities.

Mobicosa Made From New Zealand's Green-Lipped Mussels (Meat)

If you can't buy NZ's Green-Lipped Mussels locally to eat, buy a bottle of Mobicosa. Much easier to prepare!

If you can't buy NZ's Green-Lipped Mussels locally to eat, buy a bottle of Mobicosa. Much easier to prepare!

Mobicosa Anti-inflammatory for MS

A multiple sclerosis sufferer, hospitalised after losing the use of her legs, was advised that the lesion and swelling on her spine may result in permanent damage.

She took three Mobicosa capsules twice a day for two days and had a friend apply the gel to her spine, then stepped from her hospital bed and walked. That same day she was assessed by her neurologist and allowed to go home.

I'm not suggesting for one moment that Mobicosa could be a solution to MS, but it certainly proved its worth as an anti-inflammatory for that young woman. She successfully avoided steroids, which had caused her problems in the past.

The Difference Between The Two Products

  • Mobicosa capsules are best for chronic pain, arthritis etc and helping healing after major trauma like broken bones.
  • Mobicosa gel is ideal for applying to swelling, potential bruises, insect bites etc. It supplements the capsules for problems listed above.

    In my experience, the faster you apply the gel, the better. However even if there is a delay in obtaining the gel, it does still offer relief to swelling. To avoid bruising, it must be applied promptly.

Best Alternative Remedy For Arthritis, Reducing Swelling And Pain Relief

There's no pharmaceutical product on the planet that I am aware of that gives a 100% guarantee of success, so it seems unfair to expect any natural remedy to be perfect for everyone. If you are allergic to seafood, for instance, then Mobicosa certainly won't be for you.

The internet is filled with pages about alternative treatments for arthritis, and reviews of different natural therapies used to reduce swelling and offer pain relief, but I have to wonder how many writers have actually had real success using the products they review. How many people who review arthritis products have experienced debilitating arthritis?

Just like the jockey with the permanently disfigured but functioning knees and the famous former cricketer who can again grasp a ball and swing his shoulder (in the tv segment featured in the video above), I have first-hand experience with what is arguably the best remedy for arthritis, reducing swelling and providing pain relief.

If you have swelling and pain from arthritis, broken bones, sprains, or any kind of trauma, I suggest you quickly obtain a bottle of Mobicosa gel and apply it ... and start using your first bottle of Mobicosa capsules.

Could it be mind over matter?

This link leads you to the results of trials treating lameness in horses using the same product. The brand name is Lyproflex Equine. Mobicosa (for humans) was previously called Lyproflex, before its name change. Horses heal. So do humans!

Who Should NOT Use Mobicosa?

Anyone who is allergic to seafood or shellfish should not use Mobicosa.

There is no official warning that I am aware of, but I would suggest that anyone on blood-thinning medication or who suffers from liver or kidney disease should seek professional advice before taking it.

If you are pregnant, wait until after the birth before trying Mobicosa. Probably also wait until you finish breast feeding. I don't believe it is advisable to dramatically change diet during pregnancy. If foods comparable to NZ green-lipped mussel are not already in your regular diet, I would advise you to wait.

If you have any concerns at all about whether or not Mobicosa might conflict with your current medications or medical condition, please seek the advice of your doctor.

Alternative Remedy Available Globally

I have lived in a lot of different places over the past ten years, in Australia and overseas. Every place I have settled, I've visited the local stores and requested they stock Mobicosa products. All have obliged.

Some thought, at first, there would be no demand for something as obscure as New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel products. However I am always quick to share Mobicosa with friends in need, and in every location my friends have added Mobicosa to their medicinal supplies after experiencing positive results.

The nice thing about buying Mobicosa in 2016 is the ability to purchase online. When I placed an order, the delivery to friends of mine in the U.S. took just two days.

If you are in any doubt about whether it is worth the effort to invest in a bottle of Mobicosa, go back and watch the video again. Like me, they are real people, with real success stories. If you suffer from joint pain or swelling of any kind, I sincerely hope you will at least try this natural option.

Here is my last word of advice: You have to take the capsules for them to work. They can't help you if you leave them in the bottle. If you buy the Mobicosa capsules, give them a real chance. Three in the morning, three in the night, with meals for at least ten days.

Then try doing something you couldn't do a week earlier. That's how you measure success.

Good luck, and good health!

Update: Another Success Story

I have just completed another article documenting how I successfully managed to effectively reduce the massive swelling around my husband's broken ankle.

One application of Mobicosa gel after my husband fell 7 metres (23 feet) while trimming high branches on a tree halted and reversed the swelling of his ankle ... so effectively that the orthopaedic surgeons were impressed and operated within 24 hours!

Where to Find Mobicosa

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2013 LongTimeMother


LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on October 02, 2016:

HI Glenis. If you are not allergic to seafood (particularly mussels), I suggest you try the Mobicosa capsules before committing to a knee replacement. It is surprisingly affordable ~ and surprisingly effective. You'll know by the time you get to the end of a small bottle whether or not you are improving with it. Then you can decide whether to buy another bottle, or to go for your knee replacement.

Yes, it helps osteoarthritis. :)

Glenis Rix on October 01, 2016:

I'm guessing that people use this product to combat rheumatoid arthritis. I'm going to mention it to my neighbour, who suffers with it. Anything is worth trying. Don't think it will help with my osteoarthritis though - think I have to bite the bullet and submit to a second knee replacement.

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on March 15, 2016:

I am not aware of anyone having adverse reactions from using Mobicosa, Christine. But I always advise people to avoid Mobicosa if they are allergic to seafood, for instance. I imagine if a person would expect an allergic reaction to eating a meal of New Zealand's green-lipped mussels in a restaurant, there's a good chance they may have a similar reaction taking Mobicosa capsules.

As for using Mobicosa for extended periods, I'm not sure exactly what you mean. Friends and family of mine who used Mobicosa found they no longer needed it after a year (or less) of using it. Pharmaceutical companies have many products they say people should use indefinitely ... but that's not the case with Mobicosa.

Of course there must be people in the world who continue taking Mobicosa capsules long after they need them. Some folk probably find it hard to 'let go' of something that brings them relief. But I've not heard of them having adverse reactions.

After all, when you swallow a Mobicosa capsule, you are swallowing the meat of a green-lipped mussel. New Zealanders, particularly Maoris, have relied on their local green-lipped mussels as a food source for many, many generations. It certainly hasn't done them any harm! :)

Christine Maher on March 14, 2016:

Has anyone had any adverse reactions from using Mobicosa for extended periods?

Randy Godwin from Southern Georgia on March 08, 2016:

A great product as I found out for myself, LTM. My wife has very bad arthritis in her hands and I told her to try it for herself. She's kinda stubborn though. :)

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on October 15, 2015:

Oh, I understand why you are exploring options. Sounds like you've had a difficult time. I can't advise you on whether or not Mobicosa would be good for your condition. What I can say is that Mobicosa has relieved lots of people's arthritis so it may work for you.

Your situation is complicated by your uterine fibroids. It may actually help with those because it is anti-inflammatory and a natural pain killer, but if you are having trouble with excessive bleeding you should remember it can also thin your blood. So please talk with your doctor or medical advisor before making the decision whether or not to try the capsules.

Best wishes for a return to good health. :)

Shandria Ball from Anniston on October 14, 2015:

My arthritis has changed from mild to moderate in the last year .I was on fmla for a year for uterine fibroids but was forced to quit due to chronic arthritis and fibroid flareups lasting 3-5 days about twice a month.I'm glad there is something i can try to get me back to work.

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on June 17, 2015:

Hello Hendrika. I can understand how desperate you feel. I sincerely hope the Mobicosa can help you as it helped me. Did you watch the video? I have known many people over the years who found similar relief.

If you can't find it locally, try using the link at the bottom of the hub to the official Mobicosa site. They give international prices - without any extra charge for postage. Compared to the cost of a knee replacement, it won't cost much to find out if it works for you. I believe one bottle of capsules and one bottle of gel used regularly will give you an answer as to whether or not you should order more.

Or maybe you can buy it on your local ebay ... or even from ebay in New Zealand where it is made, depending on what kind of postage charge they add.

Good luck with it, Hendrika. I hope you have as positive a result as I did. :)

Hendrika from Pretoria, South Africa on June 16, 2015:

Thank you for this article. I will have to see if I can get someone here in South Africa to get it. I can hardly walk anymore and my medical aid does not pay for a knee replacement so I am desperate.

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on February 01, 2015:

Hi Kenneth. Thanks for stopping by. My friends in the real world often comment on the fact that I seem to drop off the face of the earth for prolonged periods as I become immersed in one project or another. My main priority when I am really busy is finding time to spend with my family.

But you and I are still friends. Take care. :)

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on February 01, 2015:

Hi Jackie. It's a busy time here in Australia. I've been too busy harvesting apples, plums, peaches etc to spend much time on the computer. However I am wondering how you are going. Do you have your date for surgery? Any sign of your mobicosa yet? :)

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on January 23, 2015:

Hey, LongTimeMother,

Long time, (no pun intended), no see. How have you been? I still enjoy your hubs. Especially this one. Since winter hit where I live in northwest Alabama, my Fibromyalgia and Neurothopy has really acted up and I feel awful. But I pray for others who endure worse.

Just wanted to say hi and reignite our friendship. Miss you.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 23, 2015:

No we don't have any problems like that. My husband has always had bad back problems that are now becoming worse and although they claim much of my pain comes from pinched nerves in my neck I have some of the problems like you speak of. I can put my fingernails to my palm but it isn't easy. The bones in my spine...well they can using fusing although Monday I will get a date for my neck surgery and I would only think these pills would help the healing.

It is so great finding things out there from people like you who know what you are talking about. I wrote one on the Amish Remedy if you didn't see it. That is amazing stuff for muscle cramps, restless leg and I found out accidentally, acid reflux! All natural ingredients.

Don't worry I will let you know of our progress, because I expect great things!

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on January 23, 2015:

I don't know what happened to my earlier comment, Jackie. I have satellite internet which is not always reliable. It might have dropped out without me noticing. I often post something, wander away, then come back and shut down the computer without actually checking. Sorry about the delay.

I had definite improvements within the first week or two. I recall being surprised when I bumped my hand against a desk - and didn't feel pain. That was significant for me. It was little things in the beginning ... like being able to see some of the gold of my wedding ring, when previously my fingers had been so swollen they couldn't cut my ring off.

I've just checked again right now and, yes, I can still slide my wedding ring off and on my finger. Yay!!!

Anyway, I'm very excited for you both. Please keep me posted about your progress. Take the capsules at mealtime. I think it helps to have food in your stomach ... and drink plenty of fresh water throughout the day.

Are you both generally in good health? No liver or kidney damage to be wary about?

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 22, 2015:

Great you came back; I thought I had insulted you. lol

Thanks, that gives me a general idea which is what I wanted. I have ordered it and it hasn't come yet; I may have to call whoever they shipped by. My husband and I have horrible colds now so would probably wait til those are cleared up to start on them anyway. I do have really high hopes and so glad you came by my hub! I have to get my husband in good shape so he can take care of me awhile!

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on January 22, 2015:

Hello Jackie.

I wrote a lengthy answer to you about a week ago and posted it - but have just noticed it is not showing. Sorry.

Short answer is I took 3 capsules morning and night at first (until I was pain free and swelling had reduced enough to be able to see my wedding ring.) Then I reduced the amount.

I can't recall precisely now, but I think I'd stopped taking them altogether within 12 months. Given my starting point, that was an unimaginable recovery. And compared to the expense and hassle of living with arthritis, it was remarkably cheap.

All these years later (about 13 years now) I still sink my fingernails into my palms and feel excited that I can actually do it! I shudder to think what my life would be like now had I not been fortunate enough to come across mobicosa.

Did you get some for yourself and your husband to try?

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on January 15, 2015:

Dear LongTimeMother,

You are most welcome. You deserve all of the acalades and numerous pats on the back for you are a very talented writer.

And your hubs are very interesting and helpful.

I pray that You and Yours have a Great 2015.

Your Friend for Life,


LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on January 15, 2015:

Thank you, Kenneth. Best wishes for the new year. :)

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on January 14, 2015:

Dear LongTimeMother,

Thanks again for your humbleness, caring attitude, and overall fantastic writing talent.

I am Honored to know you. Keep up the great work.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 13, 2015:

Back again; lol. The best price I have found is at ebay; about $71 no postage for 240 capsules. There is one other place I order from that I can't locate so unless I can connect with them to see it is less I will order this. (It is your brand.) It is expensive but to take out the inflammation and pain it is certainly worth it. I want to start on it before I have surgery to help all it can but did not get a sense of about how long you had to take yours to be able to stop. I am assuming a few months but less than 6? 12? Just a general idea?

My son used aloe vera for his stomach (IBS) and he just put a stem a day in a glass of water and kept refilling the glass with water during the day and it helped him so just thought I would share that.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 13, 2015:

Thanks for pointing me in this direction! I wish I had seen this long ago! This will be good treatment for me and my husband and I would have no allergies to it I feel sure; not sure about sulfur but hoping not! I have two bad knees (which fish oil has helped somewhat) so this will be so good; can't thank you enough. Well check for it to order today! Will let you know what is does; expecting only good things!

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on December 25, 2013:

Hi Writer Fox. I sincerely hope you don't follow in your grandmother's painful footsteps but I am pleased you bookmarked my page. Every day I am grateful to Mobicosa for giving me relief. I don't make any money from promoting it, but I have seen it work wonders for many others as well. Thanks for the vote and sharing. :)

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on December 25, 2013:

It doesn't make sense for you to say this is a very old article, word55. I first wrote it 8 months ago and updated it 5 days ago. I guess it is because you are hoping to promote a product you market.

Writer Fox from the wadi near the little river on December 25, 2013:

My grandmother suffered from arthritis and it is a painful disease. I've never heard of Mobicosa, but I've bookmarked this page in case I ever develop arthritis. You are an amazing success-story and I hope many people are helped by your article. Voted up and shared!

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on December 12, 2013:

Hello CraftytotheCore. I wrote a hub about Food Allergy Testing for Anger Management in Children. It is interesting to see that your food allergy resulted in arthritis. I had no idea that could be the case. Thanks for adding your thoughts to this hub. Hopefully other readers might follow your lead and get themselves tested for gluten allergy - or perhaps just try eating gluten-free food for a while and see if it helps.

If your arthritis is caused by a food allergy, I'm not sure how much relief you'd get from Mobicosa. Better make sure you're not allergic to seafood if you are considering trying it in the future. :)

CraftytotheCore on December 10, 2013:

This is very informative. I have never heard of that product before. I do have arthritis in my neck, arms, and hands. I found out that by eliminating gluten, I no longer have the swelling and pain I used to have. I was almost walking hunched over this past summer from the humidity swelling me up so badly. After going gluten-free, I've had very little arthritis pain and discomfort. But I sure wish I had known about this product as well. Anyone with arthritis knows how it feels to have that much discomfort and pain and just want it to go away.

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on December 04, 2013:

Hi Dolores. It is quite remarkable how a little planning can help avoid problems. I have heard of cinnamon being useful for arthritis but have never tried it - other than on the top of yummy foods! Mixed with honey. Hmm. That could be as simple as honey and cinnamon on toast, I guess. :)

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on December 03, 2013:

It's so wonderful that this natural remedy worked for you. I am a great believer in natural remedies (though I've never heard of Mobicosa). During a week of hard physical work, I took an aspirin early on before I stared working, hoping to relieve the pain before it hit. It helped a bit. Then I switched to cinnamon and honey in the morning. It worked so well, no stiff knees!

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on October 24, 2013:

lol. I was wondering whether I was just 'forgiving' of the smell because I'd been so desperate to get rid of my arthritis, or if I'd forgotten it with the passing of years.

The cold-pressed green-lipped mussel is not just compressed into a capsule shape, it is actually contained within a capsule. I'm not sure how it would smell if I split the capsule open, but I'm assuming you'd just swallow it the way it comes out of the bottle. I did. :)

Kim Kennedy from uk on October 24, 2013:

Thanks for the reply, I'm impressed with your thorough research!

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on October 23, 2013:

Hello innerspin. I have just taken the lid from my husband's bottle of Mobicosa and had a good sniff. Nope. No strong smell of mussel.

I don't need them any more but in the interests of researching your question, I even swallowed a couple of capsules. No problem with them going down. We always take them with food because I have this image in my head of them being more actively digested when I'm digesting other food as well. I don't want my stomach ignoring them because they are so small. lol.

Thanks for sharing my hub. Please share your results once you try them. :)

Kim Kennedy from uk on October 22, 2013:

Interesting hub, it's helpful to read your experience. I did try a green lipped mussel product some time ago, sadly it smelled so strongly of mussel it made me gag. Does this one have a smell? I could really use a good supplement at the moment. Sharing your hub.

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on October 22, 2013:

Oops. Pressed the button twice, lol. Deleted the duplicate comment and now it looks like I censored myself or something. :)

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on October 22, 2013:

6 months have passed since I published this hub. Many readers have come from outside hp but I'm wondering if anyone with arthritis has tried the Mobicosa and can now offer their own feedback - good, bad or indifferent? You don't have to be a member of hp to post a comment.

I have been following the progress of one user (on another hub ) who reported a lot more movement in his broken ankle within 10 days of beginning Mobicosa, and a marked improvement in his x-rays on Day 14.

Still no feedback from arthritis sufferers though. I do hope some of the visitors have tried it. :)

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on July 20, 2013:

lol. You sound like myself, my friends and even strangers I've known who tried Mobicosa. We all thought it would be important to keep taking it forever if we hoped for continued success. Stopping treatment seemed like a stupid thing to do. Why would you stop doing something that brought relief?

I can only speak about my own experience, DrMark1961, and I know your particular interest relates to arthritis in dogs but I'll share my thoughts with you.

Before I used Mobicosa my fingers were swollen and painful and I had very little movement. I couldn't clench and hold things. There was a limit to how far I could walk, and I certainly couldn't walk up a hill. If I sat on a chair and straightened my legs, you would hear my knees crunch. You could literally hear the sound of bone against bone. I was told this was because there was no cushioning from cartilage.

I didn't stop taking the Mobicosa until after all these symptoms had been successfully resolved, including the regeneration of cartilage in my knees. No pain in them, no sound from them, no difficulty walking up hills or up stairs, and no unexpected collapsing as had been the case previously.

Anyone looking at me could see that I was moving comfortably and I was able to perform tasks that had been impossible. Which brings me to monitoring an arthritic dog. If a dog suddenly starts bounding around the back yard and jumping up onto the bed or the couch, I think it would be safe to say they had effective relief.

If you slowly cut down the dose and then completely stop treatment, you'll still be able to monitor how comfortably they move. As soon as you see signs of pain or immobility again, out comes the Mobicosa (or in the case of a dog, the Technyflex Canine made by the same company.)

Thanks for linking to my hub. Here's a link back to yours, for anyone who is interested in learning about arthritis in dogs. :)

Dr Mark from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on July 19, 2013:

This is really interesting--there must be some anti-inflammatory, not just the glucosamine. I would still be reluctant to stop treatment, however. I am putting a link to this back on my arthritis hub!

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on May 23, 2013:

Five weeks after writing this hub, I've just given Mobicosa gel the ultimate workout on my husband's broken ankle. It worked a treat reducing the swelling.

If you were interested in my Mobicosa experience with arthritis, I suggest you visit my new hub about using it to quickly reduce the swelling on my husband's broken ankle. :)

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on April 19, 2013:

My DEAR LongTimeMother,

I wouldn't have thought it hijacking. That would have made me happy. You feel free to use anything of mine that you think will help someone else.

You are my DEAR friend and Hub ally. And I appreciate you and your work.

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on April 19, 2013:

Hi Kenneth. This hub was inspired by you, and Just Ask Susan.

During one of our chats on my hub , I wrote you a message about Mobicosa and a couple of other ideas that might help your condition. ( I didn't write it on your hub about your medical issues because I didn't think it was appropriate to highjack your hub.)

Then a while later I was mentioning it to Just Ask Susan in relation to her swollen foot.

It suddenly occurred to me there's probably lots of people who could benefit from knowing it exists. :)

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on April 19, 2013:

Hi, LongTimeMother,

I loved this hub. The essence, the essential, simple truth about what makes our bodies feel good and what does not.

Me? I take a handful of anti-pain, depressant, fluid, and other med's each morning, noon and night, 365 thanks to the fibromyalgia and neurothopy and some times, they work. And some times they only take the edge of of my constant pain in my muscles, bones and nerve endings.

Every three months, I go to a pain clininc an hour away and be put to sleep while a doctor shoots my spine full of steroids designed to help with the back pain.

I too take vitamins too.

I just wanted you to know that I relate.

Nice hub. Voted up and all the way!

Your friend, KENNETH

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on April 17, 2013:

I grow my aloe vera in pots,richaloe. In the winter I keep some in the greenhouse and bring one plant inside to sit in the kitchen window.

If ever you want to eat or drink aloe vera, cut a piece off the leaf, then sit it upright on a piece of paper towel. When all the yellow liquid has drained out into the towel, you can peel the leaf and then rinse it in fresh water before eating or drinking it. The yellow sap beneath the leaf is the part that tastes bad. The white flesh itself is okay.

Thank you for coming back to tell us the arthritis returns after drinking aloe vera. For a moment I was thinking it might be a good alternative ... but I've not had any problems with my joints for a good ten years since taking the Mobicosa. So it remains my number one option. :)

richaloe from Oxford UK on April 17, 2013:

Aloe Vera is very good, but taste awful. It does not fix the problem, because as soon as you stop drinking it the arthritis will return. Aloe Vera is more of a management plant; main thing is that it is natural and you can grow it provided that you do not have frost, which is Aloe Vera's only enemy.

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on April 17, 2013:

Hi richaloe. I provided an amazon link to Mobicosa capsules, thinking that would give readers a clue about cost. How many bottles it takes to fix a person would depend on the individual. The good news is, they don't have to be used forever.

I am a great fan of aloe vera. I grow the plants but don't buy any of the commercial products. I didn't try drinking aloe for my arthritis. It never occurred to me to try it. :)

richaloe from Oxford UK on April 17, 2013:

Very interesting. I have never heard of this product. You did not mention the cost, which can be important in these hard times.

I know many people who have arthritis and they drink Aloe Vera, which also does the trick. That cost about £30/month.

Interestingly, Aloe Vera gel also manages eczema very well.

Thank you.

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on April 16, 2013:

Hi aviannovice. Thanks for stopping by. :)

I loved the fact that these capsules were 100% natural. I always considered it like sitting down to eat a meal of fresh seafood. That's not the kind of image that comes with chemical-based products.

No use to those who are allergic to seafood or shellfish, sadly.

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on April 16, 2013:

Teresa Coppens, your poor husband! I honestly can't think of anyone I know who has tried the Mobicosa on eczema. In theory, I guess it could help. Please let us know the outcome if he tries it.

I have, however, one friend who successfully used oil of oregano to treat her eczema. I don't know if your husband has tried that. It might also be worth considering. Good luck!

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on April 16, 2013:

Hi Wayne Brown. I wrote a hub recently encouraging parents to check for food allergies in their children when faced with 'anger management' issues. I believe that undiagnosed allergies are responsible for a lot of medical and behavioural problems. The gel is made of greenlipped mussel plus a blend of essential oils. As with all products, I would hope everyone would read the label before using it.

Thanks for your input.

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on April 16, 2013:

Hi sunflowerforests. There are a lot of us down here in the Southern Hemisphere who have had success with it. Stick with the Mobicosa brand because I can't vouch for any of the others. :)

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on April 16, 2013:

It's finally nice to see something out there with no ill effects like all the anti-inflamatories. Great work!

Teresa Coppens from Ontario, Canada on April 16, 2013:

Great revue! My husband has been suffering from an eczema-type condition for years. The Mobicosa gel might just be his solution to the constant itching. Thanks for the enlightening hub!

Wayne Brown from Texas on April 16, 2013:

I would also caution anyone to check for the presence of sulfur in this cream. I once tried the herbal remedy "MSM" on my mother in an attempt relieve some of her arthritus issues. She was allergic to least she thought that was the case as she would break out in a rash with blisters between her fingers and toes each time she took it. I thought MSM would be a good substitute. Turns out, she had same type of reaction because MSM contained sulfphur which was what she was really allergic to in the first place. You cannot be too careful. Thanks much. ~WB

sunflowerforests from The light in the forest of doubt. on April 16, 2013:

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have passed this on to my family and friends who suffer from arthritis as well. I am praying this will be an answer to their prayers as well. Very good information here! God bless you!

LongTimeMother (author) from Australia on April 15, 2013:

Thanks, everyone. And thanks for sharing it.

This is day one of this hub. I can't wait to see what the comments section reads like in six month's time. Hopefully by then lots of people will have tried it, and offered us their honest feedback.

I'm quietly confident there will be a lot of happy results. What did you think of the jockey and our famous cricketer in the video?

Audrey Howitt from California on April 15, 2013:

This is fascinating--I will have to give it a try!

Nell Rose from England on April 15, 2013:

This is fascinating, I believe one of my family used it a long time ago, but never realised just how useful it was, this is great! voted up and shared, nell

Nell Rose from England on April 15, 2013:

This is fascinating, I believe one of my family used it a long time ago, but never realised just how useful it was, this is great! voted up and shared, nell

RTalloni on April 15, 2013:

Thanks so much for sharing your experiences and posting this info. It will be interesting to see what comments come in over time!

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on April 15, 2013:

What a great review! I'll be sure to share this everywhere.

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