Advanced Shark Cartilage
Advanced Shark Cartilage is a homeopathic remedy designed to address problems that might affect joints and cartilage (connective tissue) and to support the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response. The formula is manufactured by Goldshield Elite, a company with a vast market experience.
Advanced Shark Cartilage features pharmaceutical grade Glycosaminoglycans as core ingredient. Additionally, the formula also contains a variety of herbal extracts such as Boswellia, Turmeric and White Willow bark, also known for reducing inflammation.
Goldshield Elite is a distributor of dietary supplements. The company is in fact a combination of three other companies, particularly Achievers Unlimited, Changes International and W.T Rawleigh Products. Each of these three companies manufactures various healthcare formulations designed for specific health problems and concerns from metabolism, bone system, and immune support to weigh loss management products and women’s health formulas.
Advanced Shark Cartilage Ingredients
Advanced Shark Cartilage formula includes the following ingredients: Shark Cartilage Complex (8-12% Glycosaminoglycans and Chondroitin Sulfate), Glucosamine, Feverfew herb (Chrysanthemum parthenium), Aloe Vera, Boswellia gum resin, Turmeric rhizome extract (95% curcuminoids).
The supplement contains a shark cartilage complex extract of Glycosaminoglycans and Chondroitin, as well as a blend of herbal extracts.
Glycosaminoglycans and the synovial fluid are important elements to keeping joints cushioned and well lubricated. Glucosamine is a component of human cartilage which is naturally produced by the body. There have been numerous research studies and clinical trials conducted to investigate its potential benefits, and results were contradictory. While there are some who support Glucosamine’s role in preventing and treating osteoarthritis and inflammatory diseases, there is a rather high number of those who claim oral intake has no effect on joints and cartilage. Studies conducted so far suggest that Glucosamine is safe for most people, but that it may cause certain minor side effects such as heartburn, gas, diarrhea, bloating indigestion, and nausea.
Turmeric is a spice initially used in the Asian and Indian cuisine. Alternative medicine has recently began using it for medicinal purposes, for a number of conditions including respiratory, arthritis, skin, heart, headaches, stomach and liver condition. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties are backed up by actual scientific evidence, placing it as a treatment against conditions such as acute or chronic inflammation.
There are several consumer experiences documented online, however they are available on one of the distributor’s websites, which makes their objectivity questionable. The manufacturer recommends taking 1 tablet of Advanced Shark Cartilage a day.
- The formula’s main ingredients have been generally researched
- The monthly cost is relatively low (approximately $50 for a three-month supply)
- Some distributors offer money-back guarantees for the product
- The formula received a limited number of consumer testimonials posted on the websites of distributors
- Glucosamine’s effectiveness as an oral supplement is infirmed by several studies
Advanced Shark Cartilage advertisements suggest this is a homeopathic formulation in the sense that it supplies shark cartilage to treat cartilage problems: the “like treats like” homeopathic principle. However, the formula has not been tested or proved effective using clinical trials, and the benefit claims are not supported by scientific evidence. Also, consumer experiences documented online are only available on distributor’s websites, which makes us question their impartiality. The core substance Glucosamine has received some unfavorable reviews and its effectiveness denied through several research studies. This is why it is our strong recommendation that you seek the advice of a healthcare professional prior to starting using this product.