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Has anyone tried shark cartilage? What do you think. I read one of Wayne's posts that said he has had good luck with shark cartilage, and I would like to know what brand you use and how often you take it? My *real* problem is gas, (soooo embarassing) and it's ruining my life.
 

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Hi Jessica! I've taken shark cartilage for about two years, not for IBS, but as a cancer preventive. It doesn't seem to make a difference with the IBS. Gas is a problem for me too, even when I'm "well" I seem to have it. Acidophilus capsules seem to help, but I've heard on this board that they help some and not others. This seems to be the norm with most meds whether prescribed or otc. Whatever works for you is what you have to find by trying various meds, etc. Good luck and stay with us here. There is always a new idea coming along. Ruth
 

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I took shark cartilege only once and had a severe allergic reaction -- my facewas swollen, my throat almost closed andI had difficulty breathing. I became brightred and itched so much that I was frantic.I had to go to the emergency room where Iwas given several injections. I was toldthat if I hadn't gone to the hospital I wouldhave died. Be careful.
 
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oooooh thanks for the warning. I have to try it, just bought it today. I got the Twin Lab brand. Well I'll keep you posted. Thanks again!
 
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Why, oh why would you do that? Because sharks don't get gas? It's usually taken as a "cancer preventative" with the thinking that sharks don't get cancer. Actually they do get cancer! And even if they didn't, why shark cartilage? Sorry for the rantings but these things drive me crazy. Please don't waste your money. Shark cartilage is just connective tissue, the same connective tissue you'll find in any animal, including us!
 

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Good! Another, much-needed skeptic in the crowd! Welcome aboard, Darktarget! Now see if you can find some of those posts on intestinal candiasis, quack diets, and all the other stuff that causes people to waste money.
 

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The logic behind shark cartilage (at least if you dig deeper) is that cartilage itself doesn�t usually get cancer in anything, sharks and us. That's because it has some mechanism preventing the growth of a blood supply, which is essential for a cancer to develop. However, consuming the cartilage doesn't magically confer this ability on the rest of the body.
 
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