What is Shark Cartilage?
Cartilage is a strong, flexible substance found in the joints, nose and ears in humans. Shark cartilage is identical, only it is derived from shark fins.
Shark cartilage gained recognition after the false notion was popularized that sharks do not get cancer. Although Shark cartilage may help treat a variety of ailments, research is still very preliminary and many more studies need to be conducted to prove its effectiveness.
Shark cartilage is reported to have anti-cancerous properties, as it has been shown to inhibit the growth of blood vessels that feed cancerous tumors. However, it is unknown if the oral ingestion of Shark cartilage will yield these benefits.
Additionally, Shark cartilage is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, helping to alleviate the symptoms of osteoarthritis and psoriasis. Again, more research is needed.
Use as directed, and under the supervision of a physician. Not intended for use in place of traditionally proven therapies. Shark cartilage is available in powder, capsule, and topical cream formulas.
Children and pregnant/nursing women should not use Shark cartilage. Individuals recovering from surgery or heart attack should also avoid Shark cartilage. Do not take Shark cartilage in conjunction with thiazide diuretics, or in case of sensitivity to calcium.