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Shark Liver Oil and its Uses
August 18, 2017

Shark liver oil naturally contains 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.

Shark liver oil is taken from the livers of three species of shark: the deep sea shark, the dogfish, and the basking shark. The liver makes up about 25% of the total shark body weight of these sharks. Several companies harvest and process the oil from sharks caught off of Greenland, Norway, Sweden, and other coasts. The oil is available as a by-product of the commercial fishing industry; endangered sharks are not allowed to be killed solely for their oil. 

Shark liver oil is used along with usual cancer drugs to treat leukemia and other cancers; to prevent radiation illness from cancer X-ray therapy; to prevent the common cold, flu, and swine flu; and to boost the body’s immune system. It is also used for increasing white cell counts during treatment with anticancer drugs. White cells are important in fighting off infection, but many are killed by chemotherapy. It appears to play an antioxidant role by decreasing damage caused by oxidation from free radicals to the skin. Its main role is to protect skin surfaces from lipid peroxidation due to ultraviolet light exposure. It is deeply absorbed into the skin, increasing skin flexibility and does not leave an oily residue. This has increased the interest in squalene for cosmetic purposes. People apply shark liver oil directly to the skin for skin conditions including skin cancer.

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