What is cartilage? Shark cartilage is a food supplement extracted from the animal of the same name and mainly composed of:
- Denatured collagen;
- Organic calcium,
- Organic phosphorus;
It is a component biologically very similar to human connective tissue and which represents about 6% of the total weight of the shark. According to many researchers, this component is the secret of the longevity of this species.
What are the benefits of cartilage?
Shark cartilage has distinctly anti-inflammatory properties and is much more effective when compared to the effects of its individual components. Having a structure similar to the connective tissue, it is able to replace the degenerated cartilage layer of the joints, increasing the available calcium resources, undermined by imbalances of various types. It is also an anti-angiogenesis, i.e. it blocks the propagation of blood vessels, related to certain pathologies. Finally, it keeps skin and hair healthy and strengthens the immune system .
What is cartilage used for?
Precisely for its anti-inflammatory properties, shark cartilage is synthesized in supplements and is used in the treatment of:
- Osteoarticular pain
- Inflammatory pathologies of the epidermis, such as psoriasis ;
- Visual disturbances and complications;
- Inflammation of the intestinal tract.
It is also used to strengthen the immune system and to promote tissue healing and accelerate wound healing.
Cartilage is extracted and synthesized in capsules, so as to make the intake easier and safer. At Naturitas you will find only the best brands for a controlled product throughout its supply chain. Some of our best sellers include Erba Vita shark cartilage or Solgar cartilage 750 .
Naturitas recommends following the manufacturers' instructions. Prolonged intake of cartilage can indeed cause nausea, vomiting and constipation.
Cartilage can also increase the level of calcium in the body, for this reason it is not recommended for those who already have high levels of this mineral.
Although there are no scientific studies in this regard, it is good to avoid the consumption of cartilage in pregnancy and during breastfeeding.