Shark cartilage refers to a dietary supplement that is produced from cartilage of a shark that has been powdered and dried. It is most well-known as a home remedy, natural medicine, naturopathic remedy, homeopathic medicine, and alternative medicine for cancer. It has also been purported as having health benefits for other diseases as well. Shark cartilage is most commonly marketed as Cartilade, BeneFin, and Carticin.
Other names for shark cartilage include: AE-941, Marine Collagen, MSI-1256F, Marine Liquid Cartilage, Pacific Shark Cartilage, Neovastat, Shark Cartilage Extract, Shark Cartilage Powder, Squalamine Lactate, U-995, and Squalus Acanthias.
Health Benefits of Shark Cartilage
Some studies show that shark cartilage has positive health benefits for those suffering from cancer and some show negative results. Aside from cancer, shark cartilage has also been used as a natural medicine or home remedy for ailments such as arthritis, retina of the eye caused by diabetes, psoriasis, and enteritis. Shark cartilage has also been used for treating a wound.
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