What Is Shark Liver Oil Used For?

Shark liver oil is taken from the livers of the deep sea shark, the dogfish shark, and the basking shark. The livers of sharks make up approximately a quarter of their body weight.

Shark liver oil is used to boost the immune system and is often used alongside traditional cancer treatments.

Shark liver oil used for the following:

  • Leukemia and other cancers
  • Side effects of cancer treatments (i.e. radiation illness, lowered white cell count)
  • Common cold
  • Flu

Topically, shark liver oil is used to treat skin conditions and to prevent skin cancer.

Also known as:  Aceite de Hígado de Tiburón, Basking Shark Liver Oil, Deep Sea Shark Liver Oil, Dog Fish Liver Oil, Foie de Requin, Huile de Foie d’Aiguillat, Huile de Foie de Requin, Huile de Foie de Requin de Grands Fonds, Huile de Foie de Requin Pèlerin, Huile de Requin, Squalene

Diseases and Conditions

Shark liver oil is used for the following:

  • Leukemia and other cancers
  • Side effects of cancer treatments (i.e. radiation illness, lowered white cell count)
  • Common cold
  • Flu
  • Skin conditions

More evidence is needed to determine the effectiveness of shark liver oil as a medicinal treatment.

Safety

More evidence is needed to determine the safety of shark liver oil.

Medication Interactions

There are no known interactions between shark liver oil and other medications

Supplement and Food Interactions

There are no known interactions between shark liver oil and other foods, herbs, or supplements.

Dosage

There is no typical dosage of shark liver oil.

Foods

Shark liver oil is not known to be used in food.

References

  • https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/databases/food,-herbs-supplements/professional.aspx?productid=956
  • http://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(15)41658-7/fulltext

 

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