Unlike other animals, shark’s skeleton is almost entirely made up of cartilage. Shark cartilage contains organic compounds that complement human cartilage: protein (albumin), chondroitin sulfate, calcium, phosphorus and hyaluronic acid. It contains substances called mucopolysaccharides which belong to the group of carbohydrates and which demonstrate anti-inflammatory effects. Clinical and laboratory studies have shown that with these properties, shark cartilage soothes and reduces pain and swelling in osteoarthritis inflammation and also increase the mobility of joints.
In 1983, scientists from the Institute of Technology of Massachusetts published in a study that the cartilage of sharks reduces the growth of tumor tissue because it prevents the growth of blood vessels that feed the tumor.
Shark cartilage is very useful for athletes and especially for bodybuilders because it helps in strengthening the joints that are plagued from the intense training.
- Studies show that the cartilage of sharks can successfully be applied to prevent the occurrence of cancer and in some cases in its treatment;
- It strengthens the body and stimulates the immune system;
- Relieves pain and increases mobility of the joints;
- Nourishes and maintains cartilage, reduces swelling and inflammation of bones and joints and is applied for the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the joints (rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis);
- Shark cartilage is very useful for athletes and especially for bodybuilders because it helps in strengthening the joints that are plagued from the intense training;
- Increases the resistance of joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles from injury;
- Prevents osteoporosis in women after menopause.