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Shark Cartilage, 750 mg, 100 Capsules
Shark Cartilage contains a mixture of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), of which Chondroitin and Glucosamine are found. Shark Cartilage is a popular nutritional supplement and may improve cartilage function. Shark Cartilage is taken to ease the pain and inflammation of arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other bone and joint ailments. Intestinal inflammations such as enteritis may respond to shark cartilage supplementation. Shark Cartilage is also a popular alternative treatment for cancer, taken both to slow the growth of existing tumors and in smaller daily doses to prevent new cancers.
Cartilage is a tough, somewhat elastic tissue found mainly in the joints of many animals, including humans. The skeleton of a shark, however, is made entirely of cartilage, rather than bone.
It is true that shark cartilage possesses a compound that, in the laboratory at least, has anticancer effects. The growth of any tumor requires the creation of new blood vessels to feed it-a biological process called angiogenesis. Anything that blocks the blood supply to the tumor stops the tumor from growing and eventually kills it. It's believed that shark cartilage contains glycoprotein compounds that have an anti-angiogenesis effect.
Shark cartilage is purported to ease the pain and inflammation of arthritis, but it is best known as an alternative treatment for cancer. It is said to slow the growth of existing tumors and prevent new cancers from developing.
Chondroitin sulfate, a compound that has shown promise on its own as an arthritis remedy, is found in significant amounts in shark cartilage, and may explain its role in easing the pain and inflammation of arthritis. A group of Canadian researchers found that a preparation of shark cartilage, used on the skin, had an anti-inflammatory effect. An animal study conducted in Brazil found that shark cartilage had a pain-relieving effect.
In the 1970s, laboratory studies found shark cartilage to have anticancer properties. But human studies have not shown much promise. Most of the evidence of its effectiveness is based on testimonials, rather than scientific research. The most highly publicized study was of sixty patients with several types of advanced cancer who were given daily doses of powdered shark cartilage for twelve weeks. Five patients died during the study and none showed any reduction in the size of their tumors.
Claims that shark cartilage is effective against viral diseases, especially HIV and herpes infections, have not been scientifically proved. Many researchers maintain that shark cartilage, when taken orally, is digested by stomach acids and unlikely to be of much benefit.
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Our shark cartilage is 100% pure and 100% active
To help maintain proper bone and joint function: Take two shark cartilage capsules daily as a dietary supplement, or as directed by your physician.
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