Shark Cartilage

For quality 100% pure cartilage powder... no filler or fibres guaranteed

 We can mill to your mesh requirements

Australian Sharks are harvested under a quota system and cartilage is a by product of food production


BULK Available: 1kg; 5kg; 10kg  20kg Cartons


  Bulk Shark Cartilage information

Typical Nutritional Analysis

Energy 78kj/100g
Protein 44g/100g
Carbohydrates 0.1g/100g
calcium 18g/100g
Phosphorus 9g/100g
Fat 0.9g/100g
Chondroitinsulphate 4g/100g
Moisture 4g/100g
Copper 2mg/kg
Zinc 50mg/kg


The Benefits of Shark Cartilage


Shark Cartilage powder is a rich natural source of micronutrients like glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate and hyaluronic acid. These are naturally found in small levels in certain food groups, but are deficient in most modern cooked diets.


Dr Syme states "These nutrients are essential for the maintenance and repair of joint tissues including joint cartilage, joint fluid, tendons and ligaments, and are also found in skin, hair, nails and the lining of the digestive, respiratory and urogenital tracts."


"I have been using shark cartilage powder in my practice for over 6 years now, and have found it to be a highly effective treatment for degenerative joint disease."




“Researchers have reported a link between blood vessel growth and the development of arthritis. In the joint fluid of arthritic pets, there is an increasing amount of a chemical called endothelial cell-stimulating angiogenic factor. This chemical encourages growth of new blood vessels in the arthritic joint. It is theorized that by inhibiting new blood vessel growth, further degeneration of cartilage might be prevented.

In the laboratory, shark cartilage has been shown to contain chemicals that inhibit blood vessel formation. Because arthritis is an inflammatory condition, and inflammation requires blood vessels, it has been suggested that shark cartilage can benefit arthritic pets by inhibiting the formation of new blood vessels. And in fact, research has shown this to be the case. In studies in both people and in dogs, significant improvement is seen in patients suffering from arthritis. Arthritic pets and people taking shark cartilage supplements often experience increased mobility and decreased pain.

In comparison to bovine cartilage, Dr. Messonnier points out:

Like shark cartilage, bovine cartilage is high in glycosaminoglycans that can help the body repair damaged joints. Since shark cartilage was found to be
1,000 times more effective in preventing new blood vessel growth, it has replaced bovine cartilage as a supplement for many doctors.


Advantages of Shark Cartilage over conventional Arthritis Therapies


1.          Shark Cartilage is very rich in Mucopolysac-charides which have proved to be of particular benefit to joints and skin. Additionally high concentrations of Chondroitins A, B & C possess anti-inflammatory activities.

2.         A new blood vessel growth inhibiting factor in shark cartilage is particularly useful as it has been found that new blood vessel growth occurs in joints of most arthritic patient.

3.         Unlike conventional anti-inflammatory agents or analgesics, which only treat the symptoms without targeting the cause, substances in shark cartilage can activate the bodies natural defence mechanisms. Chondroitin sulphate is essential for new cartilage replacement.

4.          Conventional steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents or analgesics may some times cause sever side effects replacement.