NOW Foods insists that if you take 6-12 tablets of their shark cartilage product a day "scientific studies" indicate that some shark cartilage "may help" to support a balanced immune system (with the helpful disclaimer *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease). It only takes a quick Google search to learn that not only does the USDA, FDA, and EPA all warn the consumption of shark (meat, fins, cartilage) can cause damage to the central nervous system and cardiovascular system, as well as cause sterility in men, but that it also is contributing to the slaughter of one of the most important animals in the ocean at a rate of more than 2 per second.
How can NOW Foods know this and yet state that their company "continually strives to improve and serve as an inspiration to anyone concerned with protecting our planet and its precious natural resources."
Well we're less than inspired, in fact, quite insulted and if you are too please take the moment to repost this or your thoughts and tag #NOWFoods or @nowfoodsofficial (@nowfoods on Twitter).