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Is it possible that shark cartilage help joints?

Is it possible that shark cartilage help joints?

Problem: Here is the problem. Currently there is a significant health risk in ingesting shark cartilage (pectoral & dorsal fins) . It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa & methylmercury (neurotoxins), as well as arsenic ...Read more

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Does shark cartilage is good for knee joint pain?

Glucosamine chondroi: Most glucosamine and chondroitin preps come from cartilagenous fish parts, old squid bodies or shark or other fun fish places. Some feel that glucosamine can help joint pain, for most the jury is still out. A european study looked at high dose very pure medical grade glucocsamine and said there was a benefit. But ingesting shark cartilage is one way to get those nutrients (polysaccharides). ...Read more

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Is it true that eating more cartilage (not in sharks) helps bone and joint health?

Is it true that eating more cartilage (not in sharks) helps bone and joint health?

Glucosamine: Glucosamine and chondroitin, two components of cartilage, are commonly used as supplements to help with bone and joint health. Although it has received a lot of popular acclaim, there has been little rigorous testing to see if it is effective. At best, it seems to be not harmful and might be helpful. Webmd has a pretty good article on the topic. http://tinyurl.com/htujoint. ...Read more

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Can heat compress can help in regenerating joint cartilage? my point is that there will be more blood circulation thus it has the possibility to regen

Can heat compress can help in regenerating joint cartilage? my point is that there will be more blood circulation thus it has the possibility to regen

Good point: Your point is well taken. Applying heat can increase blood flow to an area in general. To my knowledge, I have not seen any literature showing that applying heat would be helpful in cartilage regeneration; in which one if the hurdles to overcome is poor blood flow to the area. Good question. ...Read more

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How can I build or repair cartilage in joints?

No*: There is no current way to regrow hyaline cartilage (the type that is on joint surfaces). When joint cartilage is damaged, it is replaced with less smooth cartilage. An arthroscopy can be performed with tools used to help improve cartilage. The suppliment glucosamine chondroitin can help in some cases. There is also an injectable joint fluid that can help. Research may help find new ways. ...Read more

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What is the best procedure to do for worn out cartilage in knee joint?

Cartilage: If the "worn out cartilage" is referring to the meniscus then a meniscal transplant can be performed if there is significant meniscal loss and the patient is relatively young with no or minimal associated articular cartilage wear. If the 'worn out cartilage" is referring to the coating or articular cartilage of the femur then an articular cartilage can be considered with possible autologous tx. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more