Shark Cartilage Powder is a nutritional feed supplement to assist in the treatment and prevention of arthritis in dogs, cats, and horses.
Shark cartilage powder contains natural glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate which may be of benefit in the maintenance of healthy joints
- Perfect for ageing dogs -
Ingredients: 100% Pure Australian made Shark Cartilage Powder. No fillers, additives or preservatives used.
Australian Shark Cartilage Powder is sourced from the Gummy shark (Mustelus Antarcticus) and School shark (Galeorhinus Galateus) species.
The Australian Shark Cartilage Powder is sourced as a bi-product from a food chain product by licensed fisheries.
Reference to the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Buyhealthy Shark Cartilage is a rich natural source of micronutrients like glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate and hyaluronic acid. These are naturally found in small levels in certain food groups but are deficient in most modern cooked diets. Dr. Syme states "These nutrients are essential for the maintenance and repair of joint tissues including joint cartilage, joint fluid, tendons and ligaments, and are also found in skin, hair, nails and the lining of the digestive, respiratory and urogenital tracts." "I have been using shark cartilage powder in my practice for over 6 years now, and have found it to be a highly effective treatment for the degenerative joint disease."
Researchers have reported a link between blood vessel growth and the development of arthritis. In the joint fluid of arthritic pets, there is an increasing amount of a chemical called endothelial cell-stimulating angiogenic factor. This chemical encourages the growth of new blood vessels in the arthritic joint. It is theorised that by inhibiting new blood vessel growth, further degeneration of cartilage might be prevented.
In the laboratory, shark cartilage has been shown to contain chemicals that inhibit blood vessels formation. Because arthritis is an inflammatory condition, and inflammation requires blood vessels, it has been suggested that shark cartilage can benefit arthritic pets by inhibiting the formation of new blood vessels. And in fact, research has shown this to be the case. In studies in both people and in dogs, significant improvement is seen in patients suffering from arthritis. Arthritic pets and people taking shark cartilage supplements often experience increased mobility and decreased pain.