LeucoGUARD® is a patented shark liver oil extract, specially processed from the livers of deep, cold water sharks. It is rich in compounds called alkylglycerols.
Clinical work has shown that alkylglycerols are effective in stimulating the immune response. They have been shown to protect the white blood cells from the effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy and has very strong anti-viral, anti-bacterial and antifungal properties.
They have also been shown to help rid the body of chemical toxins and heavy metals. Still further research has been shown them to minimise colds, flu and chronic infections and improve inflammatory skin and joint conditions. LeucoGUARD® is nature’s way of protecting our immune system at the times when we need it most.
Alkylglycerols are a group of compounds that are integral in stimulating the body’s immune support system. They are found in high concentrations in mother’s breast milk, the liver, spleen and bone marrow, all of which play an important role in immunity.
Alkylglycerols are active substances that give breast fed babies crucial protection against infections until their own immune systems are fully developed. As a natural supplement, Alkylglycerols can be found in LeucoGUARD® shark liver oil.
In 1952 Dr Astrid Brohult, a Swedish scientist discovered that Alkyglycerols from calf bone marrow stimulated the white blood cell production of children with Leukaemia. Shark liver was subsequently found to be a richer source of the same compounds.
Further research showed that the addition of a methyl group to the Alkylglycerol molecule, known as methoxy-substituted-Alkylglycerols, increased their effectiveness in the body. To date over 45 clinical trials have been conducted with LeucoGUARD®
Clinical findings to-date are as follows:
- stimulation of the immune response
- helps prevent the reduction in leucocyte count usually seen during chemotherapy and radiation therapy
- increased production of leucocytes, erythrocytes and thrombocytes.
- enhanced wound healing
- repair and promotion of healthy cells after side effects caused by radiation therapy.
- powerful anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal effect
- inhibition of tumour development
- helps rid the body of heavy metals and chemical toxins
Sharks are amazing creatures and have been studied by scientists for many years. They appear to be incredibly resistant to infection and sick or malignant sharks have virtually never been found. They also play a crucial role in maintaining the health of the world’s marine ecosystems. Recent industries such as shark-finning and the cosmetic trade have caused a massive decline in the worlds shark populations, especially in the tropical oceans of the world.
LeucoGUARD® is produced from species of dogfish, Squaliformes, which are a by-product of marine fisheries in the North East Atlantic. These are not endangered species and we do not fish them specifically for this oil. We are currently seeking the seal of sustainability from the Marine Stewardship Council for the sharks we use. This is in line with our company’s dedication to sustainability and marine conservation in all aspects of our business.
Squalene is a type of unrefined shark liver oil you will find on sale. Its origin is often from highly endangered species of sharks and it does not contain the methoxysubstituted-Alkylglycerols in LeucoGUARD® which research has shown are the ones most effective for producing an effect in the body. Furthermore, LeucoGUARD® is produced through a molecular distillation process which removes all impurities and Vitamins A and D which can be toxic if consumed excessively.
Shark cartilage on the other hand was once thought to be responsible for the sharks incredibly immunity but research has proven that this comes from the Alkylglycerols in the sharks liver oil.
- Has been shown to mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy and radio therapy and reduce the extent of the reduction in white cell count during treatment.
- Can help reduce the severity and duration of seasonal colds and flu.
- Has powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
- Powerful de-toxification of heavy metals and chemical toxins.
- Strong radiation protection properties.
- Anti-tumour properties