Green Lipped Mussel Extract

GLM extract is another superb fish attractor that unbeknown to many is also naturally high in Betaine. It contains an extremely attractive amino profile and is a worthy inclusion within any HNV constructed formulation, particularly fish meal based baits. It can be used at varying levels, although we find that it very effective when used at just 2grms/pound in conjunction with Betaine at 3grms/pound. Don’t forget that Betaine is automatically included within our B5 base mix, therefore only the inclusion of GLM extract is required.


£7.92 per 50g tub

Powdered Additives and Extracts

Long time Essential Baits consultant Rick Golder with a stunning '48' from a mega difficult venue. Rick knows the importance of a good food bait combined with the correct ingredients to trigger a feeding response. His results prove this year after year. 

The inclusion of powdered additives and extracts within a boilie recipe will undoubtedly make a massive difference in terms of attraction and palatability. Used at the correct inclusion levels, they will trigger a feeding response and lead to prolonged feeding. They can also be hugely beneficial at repelling nasty sediment odours from 'tainting' the bait. The FF6 found within the B5 is a classic example of this and will always make sure your baits smell 'sweet', even when fishing amongst horrible black silt. 

Many of these products are used extensively within the aquaculture industry to promote feeding, so it goes to show that these ingredients will play a huge part within the inclusion of a successful bait recipe, both short and long term.

Top tip

Betaine is an excellent ingredient for triggering the carp's receptors. If you want an 'instant' feeding response for short session fishing, just pour 20ml Boilie Glug or Liquid Food over 1 kilo of boilies and sprinkle one level tsp of betaine over the top before shaking vigourously.