Be it old age, exercise or injury, most animals at some time in there life will suffer pain and inflammation of joints/arthritis. When a joint is damaged, cartilage can develop an unnatural blood supply. This new blood supply allows for the calcification of the joint cartilage (the formation of new bone). This angiogenesis (development of blood vessels) and calcification of the joint cartilage leads to stiffening of the joints.

 

Shark Cartilage can assist with:
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Arthritic and degenerative conditions of the joints

· Lack of/or breakdown of synovial fluids (found in joint cavities, tendon
· sheaths that serves to lubricate moving parts)
· Damaged muscles, tissues, ligaments and nerve joints
· Inflammation of the discs in the spinal cord
· Inflammation of aged joints

Shark Cartilage contains an abundance of nutrients including essential minerals, collagen, proteins, all the essential amino-acids, chondroitin sulphates A, B and C (glycosaminoglycans) GAGS, GLUCOSAMINE and an anti-neoangiogenesis factor.

Inflamed / arthritic joints produce degenerative enzymes which erode joint cartilage surfaces, the combination of GAGS (including chondroitin sulphate, hyaluronan and keratan sulphate) inhibit cartilage-degrading enzymes. Gives cartilage it's resilience and cushioning properties by binding water and helping to replenish joint lubricant which improves shock absorbing abilities.

Glucosamine is the primary building block of structures such as tendons, ligaments, cartilage, synovial fluids, spinal discs and mucus membranes. Glucosamine can reduce joint inflammation and pain when damage has already occurred. Halts cartilage destruction and encourages the regeneration of new cartilage.

Glucosamine stimulates the manufacture of Collagen protein which is a fibrous substance that holds joints together, it is the main component of the shock-absorbing cushion called articluar cartilage. It promotes elasticity and helps heal tissues and cracked skin.

Amino acids aid in growth, repair and rejuvenation of skin and connective tissues.

The Anti-neoangiogenesis factor prevents new blood vessels forming in damaged joints, which normally leads to calcification and abnormal bone growths within arthritic joints.

Dosage
To be added to meals or fresh water. Animals tend to like the taste, as it is fishy and salty.
Dogs/Cats
1 teaspoon per 20 kg bodyweight 250mg/ per kg bodyweight
(Twice daily for 2 weeks then once daily as a maintenance dose for 3-6 months, or for life, depending on the animals condition).

WARNING
Shark Cartilage is non-toxic with no known side effects or overdosing. However, because it inhibits new blood vessel growth, shark cartilage should not be taken by pregnant or lactating animals, or by any animal having undergone recent surgery or suffering a heart condition.

Does making Shark Cartilage endanger sharks?
No. Sharks are an important food source around the world. The cartilage used in this product comes from sharks harvested for food, not for their cartilage
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