Overview

Shark cartilage (tough elastic tissue that provides support, much as bone does) used for medicine comes primarily from sharks caught in the Pacific Ocean. Several types of extracts are made from shark cartilage including squalamine lactate, AE-941, and U-995.

Shark cartilage is most famously used for cancer. Shark cartilage is also used for osteoarthritis, plaque psoriasis, age-related vision loss, wound healing, damage to the retina of the eye due to diabetes, and inflammation of the intestine (enteritis).

Some people apply shark cartilage directly to the skin for arthritis and psoriasis.

Some people apply shark cartilage into the rectum for cancer.

How does it work ?

Shark cartilage might prevent the growth of new blood vessels needed for cancer to grow. It might also prevent the growth of blood vessels to psoriasis lesions. This might help heal these wounds.

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