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Shark Cartilage

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Shark Cartilage


Shark Cartilage


Shark Cartilage is an entirely natural substance from the shark's cartilaginous skeleton. It's components, chondroitin sulphate / glucosamine and muccopolysaccharides, are essential building blocks for healthy joints, tendons, ligaments and bones.

General Information on Shark Cartilage


GENERAL INFORMATION ON SHARK CARTILAGE


HISTORY
Sharks arose 400 million years ago and have remained virtually unchanged for the past 100 million years. They have been hated and mistrusted as man eaters. Yet modern science has shown that this perception is largely due to our prejudice and ignorance and the shark can become a respected friend and ally in their and our habitat.

WHAT MAKES SHARKS SPECIAL?
Sharks are extremely healthy fish. They are virtually totally resistant to infections, cancers and circulatory diseases and have shown the ability to heal and recover from severe injuries. When sharks are exposed to cancer causing chemicals they remain totally healthy with no signs of tumours, months and years after exposure.

HOW CAN SHARK CARTILAGE BE USEFUL TO US?
Shark cartilage contains two main ingredients: A combination of Chondroitin sulphate, glucosamine and mucopolysaccharides. These substances are vital building blocks for healthy bones, joints and ligaments. Our normal diet does not contain sufficient amounts of these nutrients especially at times when increased physical demand, age or disease puts extra stress on the body. East Asia has for centuries recognised the benefits of supplementation with shark cartilage. Shark cartilage soup and spiced shark cartilage are part of the traditional cuisine.

HOW MUCH SHARK CARTILAGE DO I TAKE?
Instructions for use are on each container. The general guidelines are as follows: The daily maintenance dose is 2 capsules twice daily before meals. Adaptations of dosage are necessary in certain conditions. Much higher doses may be necessary. Please click on conditions.

HOW IS NORDMAN SHARK CARTILAGE AVAILABLE?
Nordman shark cartilage is available in capsules and in powder form. The powder form shark cartilage is sold in either a 90g or a 300g bottle, and the capsule form in bottles of 120 capsules (750mg). It is 100% pure and contains no additives or fillers. It has a typical marine aroma & flavour. It is off white in colour.



Additional Information on Conditions


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CONDITIONS


DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE AND OSTEOARTHRITIS
Osteoarthritis is a disorder that effects the cartilage of a joint and the bone underlying the cartilage. Osteoarthritis results in a roughening of the cartilage which looses it's smoothness. This is either caused by wear and tear or an acute injury. The roughening of the surface of the cartilage causes a chemical irritation of the lining of the joint called synovitis. This causes swelling and pain around the joint. Morning stiffness and pain are the earliest symptoms but later on it may progress to total stiffness and inability to move the joint. Nordman shark cartilage is the ideal nutrient that rebuilds the cartilage, smoothes out the roughness and reduces the swelling and inflammation of the joint.




RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disease which is caused by inflammation and thickening of the joint lining (synovial membrane). This results in progressive deformation and destruction of the joint. The disease may also affect other organs of the body i.e. heart, lung, kidney and eyes.
Similar to osteoarthritis, pain and morning stiffness are the most common symptoms. As rheumatoid arthritis is thought to be an auto-immune disease, Nordman shark cartilage is the ideal nutrient to positively influence the disease. This is due to the fact the Nordman shark cartilage is a powerful immune booster (of the own immunity) and a building block for healthy joints.



OSTEOPOROSIS
Osteoporosis is a generalised, progressive loss of bone tissue causing skeletal weakness which may cause spontaneous bone fractures especially in the vertebrae and hips because these bones are weight bearing. Chronic osteoporosis may lead to deformity of the spine, the "Dowager hump". Nordman shark cartilage is the ideal food supplement to strengthen bone because it has the right balance of calcium and phosphorous necessary for healthy bones. It also remodels the matrix, being the inner bone structure and thus minerals are more readily absorbed into the bone.



ARTERIOSCLEROSIS
Arteriosclerosis is the process whereby the arterial wall becomes thickened and looses elasticity. Research has shown when chrondroitin sulphate (which is one of the main components of shark cartilage) is administered orally for long periods of time (being in excess of 1 year) the arteries start to revert to their original state and death from heart disease is almost eliminated in patients.



PSORIASIS
Psoriasis is a chronic recurrent disease of the skin characterised by dry well-circumscribed silvery scales and plagues of various sizes. The cause is unknown but it is thought to be caused by inadequate cell maturation which results in proliferation of the outer cells of the skin - the epidermis. Nordman shark cartilage as an immune modulator and building block for connective tissue is thought to encourage cell maturation which results in reduction of scaliness.



DIABETIC RETINOPATHY
Diabetic Retinopathy is a disease of the veins and arteries in the retina in persons who have suffered from diabetes for usually more than 10 years. This leads to bleeds into the eye and swelling of the retina which causes decreased vision and finally, if untreated, leads to blindness.



FRACTURES
As Nordman shark cartilage provides the building blocks for bone formation both local application to the site of a removed fragment and oral intake for fractures has shown to speed up new bone formation.



MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Multiple Sclerosis is a slowly progressive disease of the brain and spinal cord whereby the sheath around the nerves disintegrates leaving "un-insulated" patches of nerves exposed which results in a variety of neurological symptoms. Nordman shark cartilage is thought to rebuild the sheath around the nerve. It also acts as an immune modulator.



BURNS AND WOUND HEALING

Direct application of Nordman shark cartilage to wounds and burns has shown new tissue formation. In burns skin grafts can in some instances be avoided if applied early.



SPORTS INJURIES

  • Acute and chronic knee injuries.
  • Osteomalacia Patallae.
  • Shoulder girdle injuries.
  • Sprains.
  • Fractures - healing of tibial fractures were obtained in 6 months with patient being fully weight bearing thereafter.
  • Whiplash injuries.
  • Spinal and vertibrae injuries - although acute spinal injuries have not been treated it would seem to be the logical complimentary supplementation to other treatment modalities i.e. surgery.
  • Tennis elbow.





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