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During the first trimester of pregnancy is shark cartilage safe?

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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

During the first trimester it is particularly important tt avoid substances that can contain toxic agents or interfere with blood vessel development.
I don't see why one would take shark cartilage at any time during pregnancy or while breast feeding.

In brief: No

During the first trimester it is particularly important tt avoid substances that can contain toxic agents or interfere with blood vessel development.
I don't see why one would take shark cartilage at any time during pregnancy or while breast feeding.
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
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Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably not safe

Contains substances called antiangiogenesis factors that inhibit the growth of new blood vessels, so have become popular as a supplement for individuals with cancer and for use in osteoarthritis.
Its effects on fetal angiogenesis and the growth in general is not studied and no data is available so far. So i would recommend to not to use it untill is proven safe.

In brief: Probably not safe

Contains substances called antiangiogenesis factors that inhibit the growth of new blood vessels, so have become popular as a supplement for individuals with cancer and for use in osteoarthritis.
Its effects on fetal angiogenesis and the growth in general is not studied and no data is available so far. So i would recommend to not to use it untill is proven safe.
Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: NO!

The world health organization (who) & the food & agriculture organization of the united nations recomment that women who plan to become pregnant & women who are pregnant women mercury not eat shark due to high levels of mercury which is a neurotoxin.

In brief: NO!

The world health organization (who) & the food & agriculture organization of the united nations recomment that women who plan to become pregnant & women who are pregnant women mercury not eat shark due to high levels of mercury which is a neurotoxin.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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