Thursday, 5 April 2018

Shark Liver Oil: Benefits More Than Just the Immune System

Shark liver oil is well known for its immune support benefits and has been used as a safe, effective compound for centuries. Shark liver oil naturally contains the compounds alkylglycerols and squalene in significant amounts, with vitamin E and other compounds in smaller amounts. Shark liver oil has been long considered an immune boosting nutrient with significant ability to help healthy aging. A number of studies expand the use of shark liver oil into other arenas, including improving vascular health, supporting immunity during pregnancy, reducing muscle wasting, and more.

Vascular Health and Blood Vessel Flexibility

One of the historical uses for shark liver oil in Japan is for vascular health. This is different than the traditional use in Scandinavian countries that focuses on immune health. A 2015 study was published that demonstrated the effects of shark liver oil on blood vessel stiffness and blood flow within the peripheral microvascular circulation. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessed healthy middle-aged men and elderly men who had increased arterial wall stiffness. The participants received either a placebo or shark liver oil dose of six 400 mg capsules per day for a period of eight weeks. The scientists measured cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) and laser Doppler perfusion imaging technique (LDPI). These measurements and techniques measure how well blood was flowing into tissues in the extremities. It was found that after eight weeks of shark liver oil intake, microcirculation within the small blood vessels in the periphery as well as large blood vessel elasticity improved. No side effects were noted.

Free Radical Scavengers and Flexible Cell Membranes

One of the reasons why shark liver oil may be so helpful at keeping blood vessels flexible is the amount of polyunsaturated fats in its make-up. This healthy fat helps keep cell membranes flexible and elastic. Studies have demonstrated that the ingredients in shark liver oil act as powerful free radical scavengers protecting the vascular tissue from oxidative damage. In animal studies, the compounds found within shark liver oil have indeed demonstrated cardio-protective benefits. These compounds block free radical stress and breakdown of cell membranes related to vascular tissue, heart, and heart disease.

Pregnancy, Sinus Infections and Urinary Tract Infections

In a very different study, researchers studied the effects and safety of shark liver oil in pregnant women. The study focused on pregnant women and sinus infections. They also focused on expecting mothers who had urinary tract problems, like bladder infection and inflammation within the urinary tract. The pregnant women were given shark liver oil, two capsules three times per day for two weeks. The results in the first sinus infection group showed that 75 percent of the women had improvements in their general condition, without need for antibiotics and with less pain. The second group showed 76 percent improvement in bladder and urinary tract symptoms. Considering the growing problems with antibiotic resistance and increasing problems with healthy pain management in this country, shark liver oil use may offer alternative solutions.

Diminished Side Effects from Radiation Treatment

In the same publication just described, the scientists studied women with cervical cancer. The women were given shark liver oil for two months at six capsules per day and then one month at three capsules per day. The main improvement noted was better tolerance to radiation therapy. The authors felt that because the study was limited to three months time that no information could be determined on the improvement in survival rate. They concluded, “In women with cervical cancer, the treatment is quite aggressive and the opportunity to diminish the side effects by administration of a natural and harmless preparation (shark liver oil) should not be omitted.”


烴安甘油(AKGS)可升高白細胞和淋巴細胞的數目,所以可提高免疫系統的活性、增強人體抵抗力。同時,它還是一種抗氧化劑,可清除進入人體的環境毒素、機體代謝產生的自由基, 起到抗衰老的功效。

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1 抗疲勞和增強機體的抗病能力,提高人體免疫功能
2 抗腫瘤作用,尤其是在癌切除外科手術後或者才用化療時使用,效果顯著,其最大的特點是防治癌症向肺部轉移。
3 促進血液循環,預防心髒病、高血壓、中風等疾病。
4 保肝作用,促進肝細胞再生並保護幹細胞,從而改善肝臟功能。
5 滋潤肌膚,使肌膚光滑而富有彈性。

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