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Bok Choy
12/06/2012 10:13pm,
Has anyone tried this for joint care?

Diesel_tke
12/07/2012 9:13am,
Nope. But Glucosamine and Condroitin do really well. Like Osteo-biflex. Also anti-inflamitories. Depending on what you have going on.

Permalost
12/07/2012 2:35pm,
The only positive things I've read about shark cartilage comes from alt medicine sites. Kinda seems like they're just trying to resell their supplements that they used to claim cured cancer, before they were disproven.

They also may contain toxins:
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/shark-cartilage-may-contain-toxin/

RhinoUP
12/07/2012 5:52pm,
Hoax.

W. Rabbit
12/07/2012 6:54pm,
The ACS page explains everything you need to know.

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


Overview Most shark cartilage products are sold as dietary supplements in the form of pills or powders. Most have not been tested for effectiveness, safety, or to verify the purity of ingredients. Available scientific evidence does not support claims that shark cartilage supplements sold as food supplements are an effective treatment for cancer, osteoporosis, or any other disease. One shark cartilage product, called AE-941, is in the early phases of development as an investigational new drug.

Although some laboratory and animal studies have shown that some components in shark cartilage have the ability to slow the growth of new blood vessels, these effects have not been proven in humans. The few small clinical studies of shark cartilage products published to date have not shown any benefit against cancer. Further clinical trials of the supplements and of a purified cartilage extract are currently under way.

Phrost
12/07/2012 7:59pm,
Why would you post this in a reviews forum? This is a question, not a review.

Mr. Machette
12/07/2012 8:20pm,
Something you may want to consider is that sharks being and apex predator in the ocean have very high levels of mercury in their tissues. (They get all the mercury absorbed into the food chain beneath them.)

Mind that your solution doesn't create an even bigger problem.

Bok Choy
12/09/2012 6:59pm,
Why would you post this in a reviews forum? This is a question, not a review.

Sorry. understood.

Bok Choy
12/09/2012 7:00pm,
Something you may want to consider is that sharks being and apex predator in the ocean have very high levels of mercury in their tissues. (They get all the mercury absorbed into the food chain beneath them.)

Mind that your solution doesn't create an even bigger problem.

mercury..ouch...that doesn't sound to good!

goodlun
12/09/2012 8:08pm,
Basically, eating cartilage of any kind won't cause your body to go oh hey lets turn this into cartilage in our knees, elbows, or what have you.
I 2nd the recommendation for Glucosamine and Condroitin.
One thing not yet mentioned that is good for the joints is staying well hydrated.