How do you harvest snail mucin?
Ok, this is where things get a little murky.
Back in the day, snails were put under stress in order to gather the mucin – think of it like when we are placed under stress, we sweat. It’s kind of like that – very basic!
I was assured by the company that produces the product that I was using, that no snails are harmed in the harvesting process. I assume that they use the techniques of some other companies whereby they place the snails in a darkened room and allow them to roam over a netting type material that aggravates their undersides, causing them to produce more mucin. This has not been confirmed.