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What is Shark Cartilage?
Cartilage, derived from Shark (fish) is a connective tissue composed of mucopolysaccharides (including chondroitin sulfate), proteins, calcium, sulfur, and collagen. Collagen is a common protein found in many connective tissues, including bone, skin, and cartilage. Shark cartilage is made up of mainly collagen, amino acids, minerals and glycosaminoglycan. It is also a good source of minerals-calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and chromium, manganese and silica.
Shark cartilage gained popularity as a nutritional supplement in recent years based on reports that sharks do not get cancer and that the cartilage from sharks in supplement form is useful in connection with cancer. Unfortunately, sharks can get cancer and there is no evidence that can confirm that shark cartilage prevents cancer in humans.
What is the effective dosage of Shark cartilage?
The effective dosage of shark cartilage is 500mg to 2 grams with water is recommended, preferably after a meal.
What are the benefits of Shark cartilage supplementation?
• Shark cartilage contains a large amount of calcium; it can be a beneficial supplement to anyone.
• It Promotes wound healing.
• It relieves Arthritis pain and stiffness.
• It has antioxidant and anti inflammatory property.
What are the side effects of Shark cartilage supplementation?
They are no known side effects from the consumption of shark cartilage but more clinical studies are required to establish it's side effects.Shark cartilage has not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
• Kim M from Korea FDA pointed out that calcium supplements mad of shark cartilage had the highest means of mercury and cadmium. The mean daily intakes of mercury and cadmium from the supplement were estimated in the range of 0.1-0.2 microgram, which were still below the 0.4% of provisional tolerable daily intakes. If you notice any unusual effects discontinue the use and contact your doctor.
• Only for adults, not for children or pregnant women or breast feeding women.