Deep Blue Health Shark Cartilage. Processed from shark cartilage caught as "bi-catch" and processed in licenced New Zealand facilities. This shark cartilage is 100% pure freeze-vacuum dried. Shark cartilage contains high quality mucopolysaccharides and complex proteins. It may help to reduce joint pain, discomfort, and improve immune systems. New Zealand certified quality. 750mg. 100 Capsules
This is what Deep Blue have to tell us about their Shark Cartilage
What is Shark Cartilage?
Shark Cartilage, is cartilage tissue from a shark. Cartilage, a translucent elastic tissue, comprises mostly of the skeleton of embryonic and very young vertebrates. Through a process of calcification, it is transformed into bones which make up the fully developed skeletal system.
You're probably most familiar with cartilage as the "tough stuff" you don't want in your meat. You most likely refer to it as "gristle." Cartilage is apparent in the human body, as your nose and "Adam's apple."
Cartilage is also found between the segments of the spine and at the ends of long bones, where it acts as a shock absorber and a bearing surface to reduce the friction between moving parts. It is tough and elastic.
There are three types of cartilage
Fibro cartilage, the first type, is found between the backbones. It is the strongest of the three types.
The second, hyaline cartilage, is gristly elastic tissue that thinly covers the moving ends of bones, connects the ribs to the breastbone and supports the nose, windpipe and part of the voice box. This type of cartilage is likely to harden in elderly people.
Yellow cartilage, the third variety, is the most elastic. It is found in the external ear, Eustachian tube and throat.
One of the most interesting things about cartilage, however, is not its form but its importance to the body, that is first apparent in the embryo. In an early fetus, there are no bones it is cartilage that provides the framework on which the major bones of the body, excluding the skull take form. Eventually, fetal cartilage becomes impregnated with calcium salts so that hard, or "stony," bones become apparent.
The bones of children are relatively flexible because they contain more cartilage which is found at the tops of bones in zones called growth plates. (A theory has been postulated that newborn children are resistant to many diseases because of the large amount of cartilage present in their bodies during the early fetal and developmental stages.) Elderly people have much less soft tissue such as cartilage and a higher proportion of calcium salts, so their bones are more brittle.
A process similar to the one in which fetal cartilage develops into bone takes place throughout life whenever bones are broken. It is believed that when a bone breaks, a substance within the bone signals cells from the circulatory system to clean out the breakage site and summon undifferentiated cells to populate the site and multiply. These undifferentiated cells become chondrocytes, or cartilage cells, which produce an intertwining of cartilaginous fibers that fills the break and joins the bone fragments together. Finally, the cartilage is calcified and becomes new living bone.
Amazingly, cartilage is a tissue that performs its functions without nerves, blood vessels, or a lymphatic system. Nutrients are, therefore, not transported to cartilage via the blood or lymphatic fluid. It is this particular characteristic that seems to hold particular promise in battling cancer and other diseases that cause the formation of malignant tumors.
Deep Blue Shark Cartilage. Health Benefits can include:
Shark cartilage has been successfully used in both animals and humans to reduce pain from arthritis and improve mobility.
Shark cartilage contains one or more substances which inhibit the production of Angiogenin, a substance responsible for the formation of new blood vessels.
Cancer tumours cannot grow beyond about 2mm in size without the formation of new blood vessels to support new tumour growth.
Shark cartilage appears to be much more effective in preventing new blood vessel development than other cartilage sourced from mammals.
Cancers release chemical messages which cause blood vessels to grow. Interruption of this process inhibits tumour growth.
All shark cartilage is not the same! Processing techniques are critical to maintaining its therapeutic benefits. Handling of the raw material must avoid the destruction of the active principles of the cartilage.
Each gelatin Capsule contains: 750mg of 100% Shark Cartilage, caught as a "bi-catch" and processed in licenced New Zealand facilities. EnCapsulesulating agents. This product contains no artificial colouring, flavourings or preservatives.
Directions: Take one (1) or two (2) Capsules daily as a dietary food supplement or as professionally advised .
Keep out of reach of Children. Caution: This product contains a seafood ingredient. For pregnant or breast feeding women, heart disease or stroke sufferers or those who have recently had surgery or about to have surgery, please consult a Professional Health Care Consultant before taking.
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