Components of Powdered Shark Cartilage

Cartilade is made of
Black Tip Shark
Carcharhinus limbatus
Blue Shark Prionace glauca
Maco Shark Isurus oxyrinchus
Thresher Shark Alopias vulpinus
White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

Simple chemical analysis shows that unadulterated dry shark cartilage powder is approximately 41 percent ash, 39 percent protein, 12 percent carbohydrates, 7 percent water, less than 1 percent fiber, and less than 0.3 percent fat. The ash is 60 percent calcium and phosphorus at a ratio of two parts calcium to one part phosphorus. Almost no heavy metals are found in the ash because without blood vessels in the cartilage, there is no way for the heavy metals, often found in minimal amounts in shark meat, to be deposited in the shark cartilage. The high levels of calcium and phosphorus are the result of calcification of the cartilage, especially of the backbone cartilage.

Although the protein that is the angiogenesis inhibitor is diluted to some degree by the calcium, phosphorus, carbohydrates, and other natural components, the diluents play an active role in disease control. The mucopolysaccharides in the carbohydrates stimulate the immune system, which works synergistically with the protein in fighting disease, and the organic calcium and phosphorus are used metabolically as nutrients.*

Cartilade® typically contains 12% chondroitin, Type II collagen, 35% protein and 50% minerals essential for connective tissue synthesis. More importantly, Cartilade exhibits the highest activity of MMP inhibition, or the highest inhibition of catabolic activity of the connective tissues and joints. It is the only shark cartilage brand with this proven activity.*

* Cartilade® is 100% pure dried shark cartilage with no additives.
* Contains Calcium and Phosphorus in the ideal 2:1 ratio
* Glucosamine-like compounds, and Type II collagen
* 12% Chondroitin
* Inhibits MMP-2 (gelatinase) enzymatic avtivity
* Contains chondroitin, glycosaminoglycans and other essential nutrients for joint health

*Six Capsules Contain:  

Active Ingredients

4% Daily Value

2 g

78% Daily Value

0.78 g

40% Daily Value
0.4 g
3% Daily Value
12 mg
3% Daily Value
0.5 mg
Shark Cartilage
100 % Pure Dried Shark Cartilage with no Additives or Fillers
740 mg

Other Ingredients
Store At Room Temperature

Suggested Use
As a dietary supplement, 2 capsules/caplets before meals, 3 times a day or as directed by your health care professional.