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BOVINE CARTILAGE DESCRIPTION
WOUND HEALING & INFLAMMATION REDUCTION
Cleaned, dried, and powdered bovine cartilage is a supplement that helps accelerate wound healing and reduce inflammation. Like shark cartilage, it has been shown to be helpful for psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. VitaCarte from Phoenix BioLabs is one brand that contains pure bovine cartilage from range-raised, hormone-free cattle.
Bovine cartilage is mainly comprised of the protein collagen and proteoglycans. Proteoglycans are composed of a core protein to which polysaccharides, known as glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) or mucopolysaccharides, are attached. The main glycosaminoglycan in bovine cartilage is chondroitin sulfate.
In 1976, Judah Folkman and his colleagues reported on the isolation of a factor from the scapular cartilage of calves that inhibited the growth of new blood vessels supporting implanted tumors in rabbits. It also stopped the growth of the tumors.
Subsequently, it was found that factors in shark cartilage had similar effects (see Shark Cartilage). Bovine cartilage, marketed as a nutritional supplement and for other indications, is primarily derived from bovine trachea.
BOVINE CARTILAGE USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
Bovine cartilage has putative anti-tumor and anti-arthritic actions. Topical bovine cartilage may have wound-healing activity. The mechanism of the putative anti-tumor activity of bovine cartilage is unknown. Substances in bovine cartilage may have some anti-angiogenic activity. It has been suggested that chondroitin sulfate in bovine cartilage may have immunomodulatory activity and that such activity may play some role as well. Bovine cartilage's putative anti-arthritic activity may be accounted for, in part, by the presence of chondroitin sulfate. Topical bovine cartilage appears to have wound-healing activity by stimulating granulation within the wound, thus establishing a matrix that induces wound repair.
BOVINE CARTILAGE DOSAGE INFORMATION
Bovine cartilage is available in capsules and powders and in combination products. There are no typical doses. Bovine cartilage is also available as a wound dressing and as a dermatological cream for skin care. Follow directions on package for use.
BOVINE CARTILAGE SAFETY & INTERACTION INFORMATION
Bovine cartilage supplements are contraindicated in those who are hypersensitive to any component of a bovine cartilage-containing product.
Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid using bovine cartilage supplements.
Those with renal failure or liver failure should exercise caution in the use of bovine cartilage. People with heart problems should consult with their health care practitioner before taking bovine cartilage.
Those with cancer who wish to try bovine cartilage must do so under medical supervision.
There are occasional reports of gastrointestinal complaints, such as nausea, bloating and diarrhea. Also, fatigue has been associated with the use of this supplement.
BOVINE CARTILAGE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLEMENTS
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BOVINE CARTILAGE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Bovine Cartilage is a dietary supplement used to support connective tissue and joint functions. A rich natural source of biologically active Condroitin-4 and -6-Sulfates. Sulfates support connective tissue functin by providing building blocks for the repair and synthesis of connective tissue, and support skin health by increasing the hydratioon and softening of the skin, as well as promoting the ameloiratioon of scaling. They help aid in lubricating the joint cartilage. Chondroitin Sulfates ( 2 classes of GAGs) make up the matrix of connective tissue and are principle components of cartilage and the synovial fluid found in joints. They help hold together cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Their principle function is to provide lubrication and shockabsorption. Studies indicate that through aging, stress, or by disease, glycosamino glycans are broken down and can become displaced.
HerbsPro: Bovine Cartilage, Now Foods, 750 mg, 300 Caps (67820)
HerbsPro: Bovine Cartilage, FoodScience of Vermont, 1000 mg, 180 Caps (74904)
A dietary supplement to support connective tissue and joint functions. A source of chondroitin and Sulfur.
HerbsPro: Discovery Bovine Cartilage & Manganese Formula, FoodScience of Vermont, 180 Caps
A source of Chondroitin used to support back function. Ingredients per 2 tablet serving include Vitamin C (200 mg), Vitamin D-3 (50 IU), Vitamin B-6 (20 mg), Calcium (200 mg), Magnesium (100 mg), Zinc (10 mg), Manganese (10 mg), Potassium (50 mg), Bovine Cartilage (400 mg), Apple Pectin (200 mg), Horsetail ruse (20 mg), Pepsin (10 mg), Taurine (100 mg), and Serine (60 mg).
Boost Your Health With Bovine Cartilage -- by Sally Ezuclaire Osborne
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