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What is the function of shark cartilage?

What is the function of shark cartilage?

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 reasoning. ...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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Is taking shark cartilage safe?

Is taking shark cartilage safe?

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 alternative therapies and only if i were sure it would be saving my life of markedly improving my daily life or comfort. Reconsider! ...Read more

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Is shark cartilage good for anything really?

Is shark cartilage good for anything really?

Social Status: Medicinal claims associated with shark fin (cartilage) have not been scientifically substantiated at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. Because shark fin is very expensive, eating it is considered a status symbol for some asians. ...Read more

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Does consuming shark cartilage stunt growth?

Does consuming shark cartilage stunt growth?

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 used medicinally in china to v cholesterol & combat cancer & heart disease but it's benefits are controversial. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more

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Does shark cartilage contain a lot of cholesterol?

Shouldn't?: Typically none at all; unless the formulation contains some which would make no sense to me. ...Read more

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How effective is shark cartilage for psoriaris treatment?

How effective is shark cartilage for psoriaris treatment?

No proof: Although shark fin (cartilage) has been used medicinally in china with reports that it lowers cholesterol, combats cancer & heart disease & is beneficial for skin health; there is no scientic proof of these benefits at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more

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What are legal issues with shark cartilage supplements?

What are legal issues with shark cartilage supplements?

Varies: Reportedly a new california law was passed which banned shark fin soup. It requires retail shops, restaurants and small processing plants to deplete their entire stock of shark fins by the end of 2012, there may be a ban in hawaii as well. ...Read more

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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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