Shark Cartilage

Overview

Powdered shark cartilage is taken as a supplement for phosphorus and calcium intake.  It also contains chondroitin which has anti-inflammatory properties.


Function

Shark cartilage is known to inhibit tumor growth and the treatment of eye disorders.  It has been known to treat AIDS, arthritis, psoriasis, and bowel inflammation.

 


Forms Available


Recommended Intake


Deficiency


Sources in the Diet


Recent Studies and Articles

Shark cartilage in depth

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/909.html

American Cancer Society overview

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/pharmacologicalandbiologicaltreatment/shark-cartilage


Challenges Presented


Watson Products


Sources

  1. [0] – The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, and Herbs