View Full Version : what do saw palmetto and shark cartilage do?
05-28-2002, 05:30 PM
what are they good for?
Saw palmetto is used for prostate health. Don't know about shark cartilage.
05-29-2002, 01:29 PM
from the MFW, FAQ
The interest in shark cartilage largely stemmed from a book titled
_Sharks Don't Get Cancer_. Interestingly, the author mentioned in that book that sharks do get cancer. Still, many people claim that shark cartilage helps with connective tissue disorders and cancer. Unfortunately, evidence does not support these contentions.
Shark cartilage may have benefits in accelerating the healing of
cartilage; claimed to have anti-angiogenic effects (inhibits the formation of new blood vessels). If this latter effect is significant, it may have benefits in the treatment of cancer, but athletic benefits would seem to be limited or nonexistent
05-30-2002, 12:09 PM
shark cartilage = modern day snake oil.
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