Some people are nervous about taking a shark cartilage supplement because they’re unsure about its safety and sourcing. But as with all dietary supplements, not all shark cartilage is created equal. So how can you be sure that your shark cartilage is pure, ethically sourced, and not contaminated with fillers and chemicals?
Sharks gained popularity in the medical field because they have a natural immunity to almost every disease we’ve heard of. Their skeletons are composed almost entirely of cartilage, which contributes to about 5 to 10% of their body weight and contributes to their superior immune systems. In humans, shark cartilage has been used to help a wide variety of symptoms.
Over the years, some companies have cut shark cartilage with fillers, additives, and preservatives. Examples of these fillers include sugars and bone meal. These reduce the effectiveness of the cartilage and adds artificial chemicals to an otherwise all-natural remedy. And unfortunately, shark cartilage that includes these fillers has no real chance at providing relief to people suffering from serious health symptoms.
Real shark cartilage , such as our own contains at least 50% protein. We don’t cut any of our shark cartilage with fillers, and we never sterilize, chemically treat, or expose our cartilage to high temperatures during processing. We don’t even use excipients in our products, so that we secure the maximum level of purity and health benefit potential.
Many doctors agree that shark cartilage is generally safe when taken by mouth for up to forty months or applied to the skin for up to eight weeks, and the most common side effect is an unpleasant taste in the mouth. People who dislike the taste of powder shark cartilage supplements have the option of taking capsules as well. Many people consume the powder form with strong, thick juices, like carrot juice or tomato juice, to mask the taste. Women who are pregnant of breast-feeding should consult a doctor before taking any type of supplement. And anyone who experiences upset stomach, constipation, or a change in blood pressure or blood sugar should discuss dosages with a doctor as well.
When you begin taking a shark cartilage supplement, its important to eat a diet that is high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and that is low in saturated fat. Frequent exercise and an adequate amount of sleep is also essential in maximizing the benefits of shark cartilage. Shark cartilage is a powerful supplement, and with great power comes great responsibility. Make sure that you understand how your shark cartilage is sourced, how it is processed, and how pure it really is. If you have any questions about Seagate’s shark cartilage, please feel free to contact us by phone or online form.