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shark cartilage medication

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Perhaps?: But I am not aware of any indication or benefit. With the worlds shark population down 90%, it wouldn't be high on my list of complementary or altern ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Probably Not: There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. You ingest t ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Joint health...: People have said that shark cartilage is great for joint health. Some have said that is has uses in the treatment of arthritis and even certain types ... Read More
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
33 years experience Radiation Oncology
None: Sharks don't get cancer so various sources sold shark cartilage in a pill. How this was to treat cancer or prevent it has no merit or obvious reasoni ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Hansen
22 years experience Family Medicine
No good data: Shark cartilage is a nutritional supplement thought to possibly be helpful for arthritis do to its naturally high level of chondroitin. Unfortunately ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Social Status: Medicinal claims associated with shark fin (cartilage) have not been scientifically substantiated at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No, it doesn't stunt: Growth. Shark fin soup, made from the cartilaginous pectoral & dorsal fins of shark, has been in use since at least the ming dynasty in china. It is u ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Shouldn't?: Typically none at all; unless the formulation contains some which would make no sense to me.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Best I can see: It is absolutely worthless.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Know of no studies: That show that shark cartilage effectively treats social anxiety.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
8 years experience Family Medicine
No: Shark cartilage pills are not effective in the treatment of social anxiety.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
18 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Bad for sharks: No legal issues that i know of. However, i don't know of any proven benefit for you.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
18 years experience General Practice
Yes: Yes some studies have shown benefit.

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