Shark Cartilage Supplements Could Contain Neurotoxin

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shark cartilage MAY NOT BE GOOD for you

Shark cartilage, a popular dietary supplement promoted and marketed as a cancer fighter as well as a remedy for joint and bone problems, gained worldwide popularity since the 1992 best-selling book Sharks Don’t Get Cancer.

But new scientific findings indicate that shark cartilage contains potentially toxic compounds, such as a neurotoxin called beta-methylamino-L-alanine, or BMAA, which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease (or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

Read more: New York Times.

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