shark cartilage

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A preparation of elastic tissue of shark origin which is allegedly effective in managing or preventing various cancers, an effect attributed to an unidentified anti-angiogenesis factor

shark cartilage

An alternative remedy promoted for the treatment of arthritis and cancer.
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shark cartilage,

n cartilage obtained from the hammerhead and dogfish sharks, used as an anticancer, antiinflammatory, and antiangiogenic treatment. Precautions for those with liver disease.
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All participants received the recommended dose of a commercially available product called Cartilade.
The company pioneered the use of soy as a nutriceutical in the USA and their diversified product line includes the Cartilade family of products.
The brand of shark cartilage probably most widely used in the United States is Cartilade.
These trials with Cartilade fueled widespread interest in shark cartilage as a non approved cancer cure after they were reported by Mike Wallace on the TV show "60 Minutes" in 1994.
The interest in the use of Cartilade as a cancer therapy was dampened in the latter part of 1998 when the manufacturers reported the results of cancer studies that were sponsored by BioTherapies and performed by Dr.
BioTherapies are planning new clinical trials with oral Cartilade in a format that may help enhance absorption and they are approaching the pharmaceutical industry and the biotechnology industry for assistance in further researching their patented technology.
The very ingredient chondroitin sulfate that is a natural alternative for promoting bone and joint health has been available for years in Cartilade (100% pure shark cartilage), along with protein, minerals -- 60 percent of which is calcium and phosphorus and a patented blend of active antiangiogenic components," says Stephen Holt, M.
For more information on Cartilade, the complete formula for the promotion of bone and joint health, contact 800-700-7325.
As Cartilade is 100% pure, and it is bioactive there is no reason to believe that any other brand of shark cartilage would have had any benefit over Cartilade.
CTI does not promote its product Cartilade as a cancer cure and finds it difficult to understand any company that would market a dietary supplement for the treatment of cancer, especially when there is no basis," adds Mr.
The promotion of Cartilade for skeletal health is consistent with the body structure/function claims allowed for dietary supplements provided the manufacturer can show that good scientific agreement exists for such use.