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.
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.
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.
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.
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
RESEARCH FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Inhibition of Angiogenesis by Oral Ingestion of Powdered Shark Cartilage in a Rat Model