The skeleton of sharks is almost entirely comprised of cartilage. Shark’s fin, considered a delicacy in Asian countries, is consumed because of its purported ability to promote health, retard aging, and prevent disease. New Roots Herbal’s Shark Cartilage is obtained from sharks caught for food purposes only.
Inflammatory and dermal disease: rheumatoid arthritis, hemorrhoids, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, puritanis ani, acute skin allergies, osteoarthritis, free radical exposure and damage.
Shark cartilage is rich in glycosaminoglycans or mucopolysaccharides, large macromolecules which are found in all our joints, blood vessels and organs. In addition, shark cartilage is very low in fat content and thus does not require harsh organic solvent extractions to remove the fat.