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Shark Cartilage Powder Capsules

120 x 550mg

Price $32.50 incl. GST

Why Take This Product

  • A natural source of anti-angiogenic compound
  • Presence of chondroitin sulphate for joint mobility
  • Contains calcium and phosphorus with other trace minerals
  • Contains marine collagen
  • Added Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 (MK-7) for optimal utilisation of calcium

Key Components

ANTI-ANGIOGENIC COMPOUND

Anti-angiogenic property refers to the inhibition of blood vessels that supply nutrients to the cancer cells. Since cartilage is an avascular tissue, it is considered to be a natural source of anti-angiogenic compound. Some in-vitro studies have reported that the mechanism of action of anti-angiogenic property is by the inhibition of cell proliferation.

CARTILAGE

An integral part of the skeletal structure of shark is cartilage. Cartilage is a dense form of connective tissue. The major compounds in shark cartilage are glycosaminoglycans, including chondroitin sulphate, calcium, collagen, phosphorus and other minerals. As a component of cartilage, chondroitin sulphate has been researched as a supplement that could support repair of damaged cartilage or as an agent to prevent progression of osteoarthritis. Chondroitin sulphate is important to maintain elasticity of the cartilage in joints.

CALCIUM

Calcium is an essential dietary mineral. It is present mainly in skeleton, which provides structural support for the body. Calcium is also necessary for muscle contractions, nerve cell signalling, and blood clotting. Calcium deficiency is known to lead to osteoporosis and is very common, with an estimated 20% of the worldwide population being calcium deficient.

PHOSPHORUS

Phosphorus is the second most plentiful mineral in your body. The first is calcium. Your body needs phosphorus for many functions, such as filtering waste and repairing tissue and cells. Phosphorus also helps to keep your bones strong and healthy, manage how your body stores and uses energy, and to move your muscles.

CALCIUM HYDROXYAPATITE

When calcium and phosphorus are naturally present in the right ratio of approximately 2:1, they then form a crystalline structure called hydroxyapatite. Calcium hydroxyapatite from fish bone is considered the most bioavailable form of calcium.

COLLAGEN

Fish collagen is a complex structural protein that helps maintain the strength and flexibility of skin, ligaments, joints, bones, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, gums, eyes, nails and hair. Fish collagen is a Type One collagen, which is the most abundant collagen in the human body. Type One is best known for providing the foundation for beautiful skin, strong connective tissues and sturdy bones. Fish collagen has recently shown its ability to increase the body’s own natural collagen reproduction.
(Refer “Effects of fish collagen peptides on collagen post-translational modifications and mineralization in an osteoblastic culture system”, National Institute of Health September 2013).

GLYCOSAMINOGLYCAN

Researchers have found that shark cartilage is rich in glycosaminoglycans(GAGs).
Scientist have long known the vital role glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) play in the production and maintenance of the body’s living tissues in both humans and animals.
The complex carbohydrates provide essential structural components for the cell walls, mucous membranes and the connective tissue of bones, teeth, tendons and cartilage.

VITAMIN D3 & VITAMIN K2 (MK-7)

Vitamin D3 helps with the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and helps the calcium to form in the bone matrix.
Vitamin K2 helps to bind calcium to proper places like bone matrix.
Vitamin K2 activates the GLA protein, which inhibits the formation of calcium in arterial walls. Vitamin K2 also activates a protein called osteocalcin that is produced by osteoblast cells. Osteocalcin helps to take calcium from the blood circulation and bind it to the bone matrix. Osteocalcin influences bone mineralization through its ability to bind to the mineral component of bone, hydroxyapatite, which in turn makes the skeleton stronger and less susceptible to fracture.
(Refer “Proper Calcium Use: Vitamin K2 as a Promoter of Bone and Cardiovascular Health” Integrative Medicine February 2015).

Endorsements

  • My name is Deborah Craig and I am a 60 year old mother of 3 and grandmother of 2 , so far.
    I am a 5 year cancer survivor, from bowel cancer, with secondary's to the liver.
    Following surgery and chemotherapy, I decided to take more natural forms of treatment to prolong my life and one of these happened to be taking shark cartilage orally in capsule form, up to 4 times a day depending on the strength.
    I also suffer from osteoarthritis and I heard that shark cartilage was a great healer of this condition, because of its high calcium content which improves skeletal health and also boosts the immune system, helping to cure both conditions. These capsules are easily swallowed and I like taking them because they are natural and contain no chemical processing agents. They are a rich source of chondroitin and amino acids that are well known for maintaining joint health.

    The benefits from shark cartilage are quite remarkable in that I no longer have cancer , which could be as a result of the shark cartilage inhibiting the growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis), which tumours need for unrestricted growth. It also has the anti inflammatory properties, which has helped relieve the pain and inflammation of my joints in the osteoarthritis .

    I totally support the use of this natural wonder cure and hope that many more people will benefit from it as I have.
    Debbie Craig

Research

Based on studies, shark cartilage has been considered a natural source of anti-angiogenic compounds, which have been used in the treatment of cancer and neovascular glaucoma. It also contains anti-inflammatory, immune stimulatory and wound healing agents.

Maintenance of bone mass and integrity requires a tight balance between formation by osteoblasts and resorption by osteoclasts. Osteoblasts are cells that build bone and osteoclasts are cells that break down bone matrix. In the body, osteoclasts and osteoblasts work in unison so that bone can grow and repair.

RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY MASSEY UNIVERSITY

Research conducted by Massey University on behalf of United Fisheries testing the effect of shark cartilage powder on bone cells revealed that the powder had a significant effect on osteoblast cells in vitro. Shark Cartilage Powder causes osteoblast cells to grow and show the characteristics of osteoblast cells that can produce more bone mineral.

MASSEY UNIVERSITY – SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

Massey University – The Effect of a United Fisheries Limited shark cartilage powder on osteoblast function and osteoclast-precursor differentiation. Summary of Findings

Massey University – The Effect of a United Fisheries Limited shark cartilage powder on osteoblast mineralisation. Summary of Findings

MASSEY UNIVERSITY – FULL REPORTS

Massey University – The Effect of a United Fisheries Limited shark cartilage powder on osteoblast function and osteoclast-precursor differentiation. Full Report

 

RESEARCH FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Inhibition of Angiogenesis by Oral Ingestion of Powdered Shark Cartilage in a Rat Model

Typical Analysis

ONE CAPSULE CONTAINS

Shark Cartilage Powder
515 mg
Encapsulated in a gelatine capsule.

TYPICAL ANALYSIS (PER 100 gm SHARK CARTILAGE POWDER)

Protein
25.6 gm
Calcium
26 gm
Phosphorus
12 gm
Collagen
19.3 gm
Glycosaminoglycan
2.4 gm
Sodium
0.4 gm
Magnesium
0.31 gm
Sulphur
0.3 gm
Potassium
0.034 gm
Zinc
35 ppm
Manganese
4.4 ppm
Iron
2.3 ppm
Selenium
0.32 ppm
Copper
0.21 ppm
Boron
<5.0 ppm

ADDED VITAMINS

Vitamin D3
(500IU) 12.5 mcg
Vitamin K2 (MK-7)
50 mcg

Suggested Dosage

Take 2 to 6 capsules per day, or more if needed.

Do not take if you have a seafood allergy. Consult with your Health Provider before taking this product if you are on heart medication, pregnant or nursing.

Store in a cool dry place