powder may drastically reduce the pain and discomfort from Arthritis,
Gout, Cancer, Psoriasis and other inflammatory conditions. Southern
Deep's cold-milled, encapsulated Shark Cartilage powder is 100% pure
and contains no additives, fillers or preservatives. Clinical studies
showed that cartilage therapy helped to reduce joint pain, stiffness and
prevented further damage to affected areas.
SOUTHERN DEEP 100%
Our quality Shark Cartilage is encapsulated in a laboratory that is
licensed by the New Zealand Ministry of Health and the New Zealand Ministry
of Agriculture and Forestry. Our Shark Cartilage is hand cleaned, freeze
dried then powdered so it is 100% pure and contains
no additives, fillers or preservatives.
packaging complies with International standards, GMP, and is USA HACCP based.
Every product has a barcode, batch#
and expiry date
Made from deep sea
sharks caught in the deep waters off the South Island of New Zealand, but
even so, our product is tested for pollutants such as PCBs and Mercury.
Consult your health professional if you are:
recovering from a heart attack, recent surgery, intend to become pregnant, pregnant or nursing a baby.
Shark Cartilage is an
excellent source of calcium, phosphorous and protein with high concentrations of
the mucopolysaccharides chondroitin sulphate A, B,
Indications for Use and Supporting Research
A natural product with
Shark cartilage has been in use since around
1950 as a treatment for chronic inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid
arthritis, and as an analgesic for the relief of the associated pain of these
conditions. More recently, shark cartilage has been promoted as an alternative
treatment for cancer patients.
1. Shark Cartilage and Angiogenisis
rationale behind the use of shark cartilage as a therapeutic agent is connected
to its ability to inhibit angiogenisis.
Angiogenisis is a complex process of new blood
vessel formation, which is central to normal development and homeostasis.
However, uncontrolled angiogenisis plays a critical role in both inflammatory
and neoplastic disorders.
scientists working at the Wellington school of medicine in New Zealand were able
to show for the first time that not only did shark cartilage contain a factor
that reduces new blood vessel formation, but that this factor can be absorbed in
an active form when taken orally in the diet.
In 1998, Dupont et al were also able to
demonstrate anti-angiogenisis activity of a shark cartilage extract.
These researchers also found that the shark cartilage extract had
anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the forearms of subjects.
It was not until recently however, that researchers were
able to demonstrate this anti-angiogenic effect of shark cartilage in human
Berbari et al (1999), were able to demonstrate an anti-angiogenic effect
of orally administered shark cartilage extract as measured by mean endothelial
cell density of perforated silicone tubing threaded with a polyvinyl alcohol
sponge inserted subcutaneously on the anterior side of the arm of healthy male
The isolation and
identification of the active compounds in shark cartilage is continuing in the
scientific community. It is known however that both the protein
fraction and the chondroitin sulphate have crucial roles in the
control of inflammation and pain and the inhibition of blood vessel growth.
Davis et al, Inhibition of Angiogenisis by oral ingestion of powdered
shark cartilage in a rat model, Microvascular Research 54, 178-182
Dupont E et al, Anti-angiogenic properties of a novel shark extract:
potential role in the treatment of psoriasis. Journal of Cutan Med Surg
3 Berbari P et al,
Anti-angiogenic effects of the oral administration of liquid cartilage
extract in humans. Journal of Surgical Research 87(1):108-113 (1999).
Beware of copy-cat products that give you a low price but
don't tell you the origin and/or the mg content
of the capsules
We sell New Zealand Shark Cartilage - direct online; No minimum order - No registration - No
junk mail - No
membership for what so-ever discount.
from the source; encapsulated and bottled in New Zealand -
Just @ every day low prices. There is
a very lively and competitive trade in Shark Cartilage around the world. Our
Cartilage has not been shipped in drums around the world in all kind of
temperatures and conditions before being encapsulated or packed otherwise.
We don't keep a large stock or produce in large batches, just to guarantee that
the product is always fresh
when we ship it out to you.We do not mix our
cartilage with cheap cartilage from Asian countries.
** Always compare prices
with number of capsules and mg contents and check the origin. **
Southern Deep Shark Cartilage is normally shipped
the same day - 6 days a week, by airmail
which takes approximately 7 - 10 working days to arrive, but it is usually
quicker than that.
New Zealand customers:
If you live in New Zealand you can e-mail us at email@example.com
with the number of bottles you require and your address and e-mail
address. We will reply with NZ costs and local payment options.
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