The gel is billed as 'non-greasy and full of natural goodness'
It also includes other natural ingredients - such as menthol, pine needle oil and other essential oils - which when massaged into the skin can help increase circulation around the joints and relax stiff, aching muscles.
A spokesman added: “The gel is really easy to use: simply massage it into the affected areas regularly or when required.
“It won’t slow you down, as gel is absorbed quickly into the skin creating an instant cooling affect and has a fresh and pleasant aroma. The natural gel also contains a high content of Glycosaminoglycans (GAG) and Omega-3 fatty acids.”
Results from a scientific trial into the benefits of the green-lipped mussel on osteoarthritis, published by Arthritis Research UK, said: “The number of participants involved in the trials included in this review ranged from 30–80.
“The trials lasted between three and six months. Three of these trials (two of which were low quality) compared the potential beneficial effects of green-lipped mussel supplements with placebo capsules. The fourth trial, also of low quality, compared the effectiveness of two forms of the compound (the lipid extract versus powder).
“Green-lipped mussel was more effective than a placebo in reducing pain, improving function and improving overall quality of life when taken along with usual painkillers (for example paracetamol) and NSAIDs.
“Both forms were effective, with 73 per cent of the lipid group and 87 per cent of the powder group showing significant improvement.”
Experts said Pernaton Gel provides instant relief, and as a natural gel, can also be used alongside pain relief medications, if required.