About Pernaton

Pernaton is a natural source of unique nourishing and regenerative substances from the sea, manufactured in accordance to strict quality standards. It contains original Perna extract with essential high-molecular GAG (Glycosaminoglycans) , natural properties found in the connective tissues, ligaments and joint cartilage within the body. Pernaton also contains Omega 3 fatty acids, 11 different minerals and 18 vital L-amino acids. Perna extract is made from Perna Canaliculus using the patented freeze-drying process as is used to produce the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel powder - thus ensuring quality and purity.

Perna extract can only be found in Pernaton. Published research findings have shown that Perna extract is gentle to the stomach and is neither toxic nor teratogenic.

Perna extract is produced using the trademarked process of the Green Lipped Mussel - thus guaranteeing the quality standard of Pernaton.

Where Are The Green Lipped Mussels Sourced?
The mussels are grown in the clean coastal waters of New Zealand and even though the area already has a blue ocean environmental award, the ocean water, as well as the mussels are constantly monitored for safety - bacteria, toxins and heavy metals.

Perna Extract

The original Perna extract of the New Zealand green-lipped mussel (perna canaliculus) is a natural source of unique, nourishing and regenerative substances. It serves as a basis for the manufacture of valuable PERNATON® products and – thanks to its high content of glycosaminoglycans (GAG) important for the cartilage – it supplies the body with essential nutrients that give vital support, among other things, to joint function. In addition, original Perna extract has a functional Glycogen complex, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, 11 different minerals and 18 vital amino acids.

PERNATON® is available as a dietary supplement in the form of various capsules.Two care gels and a bath therapy are available for daily external application. The best results are achieved when internal and external applications are combined.

Production quality

In the production of original Perna extract, great care is taken in the extraction process. Breeding and processing of the green-lipped mussels are constantly supervised by the New Zealand Health Ministry together with independent scientific laboratories and conform to internationally recognized quality standards.

More vital substances thanks to a special process

The manufacture of original Perna extract is clearly distinguishable from the production of conventional green-lipped mussel powder:

 Original Perna extractConventional green-lipped mussel powder
Source material
  • Freshly harvested, food-grade living mussels
  • Variable sources
  • Frozen, cooked or even older mussels / mussel parts
  • By-product of the food industry
  • Immediately after harvesting
  • Special mechanical cold extraction process on live mussels


  • Heat treatment for killing and opening mussels
  • Removal of solids
  • Standard processing by the food industry
  • Controlled quality during the entire process
  • Test of pharmaceutical activity
  • No activity test

Who Can Benefit From Pernaton?

It is ideal for sports people as Pernaton has been found to improve muscle and training recovery actions and is currently being widely used by professional sports people, especially footballers. A study (double blind placebo) found that Perna® Green Lipped Mussel extract speeded up recovery. Tired leg muscles were exposed to a series of drop jumps to induce muscle damage and it was found that peak muscle power was restored quicker and to a greater extent in the Perna® group.

Perna, the unique extract used in all of the Pernaton products has anti-inflammatory, chondro-protective and gastro-protective properties. It has had significant success in treating a number of joint and muscle related problems, not only in humans but in animals too. Research has shown it has a greater range of beneficial effects than either Glucosamine Sulphate or Chondroitin Sulphate.