The primary active ingredient in Shark Liver Oil is alkylglycerols(AKGs).
AKGs have the ability to restore white blood cells after radiation treatment.
AKGs are also found in a variety of marine and fresh water fish and
shelfish, cows, sheep and human mother's milk. There are 10 times more
AKGs in human mother's milk than in cows milk. There are 1,000 times
more AKG's in Shark Liver Oil than in cow's milk.
Secondary ingredients of Shark Liver Oil include squalamine, squalene
and Omega-3 oils (EPA, DHA).
Squalamine is a microbial and is effective against many yeast, fungus
and bacterial infections and especially offers promise to immune-compromised
persons such as AIDS and cancer patients. Studies indicate that squalamine
inhibits the growth of blood vessels in tumors (of laboratory animals)
thereby causing the tumors to die.
Squalene has antibiotic actions. Omega-3 oils found in many cold water
fish form hormone-like prostaglandins (PGs) that control and influence
many body processes.
I have found no documented side effects caused by taking Shark Liver
For patients undergoing radiation therapy, AKGs provide protection against
radiation damage. According to Beating
Cancer with Nutrition patients should begin taking capsules 2 weeks
before radiation therapy and continue throughout the treatment.