Here’s How We Celebrate #SharkWeek

July 18, 2018

Glyde does not use shark cartilageBeginning Sunday, July 22, the summer staple of television, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, returns for its 30th year with over 19 hours of amazing shark programming built to “shark and awe” viewers. We can’t wait to tune in and see it for ourselves. We are shark fans too!

The Discovery Channel is encouraging all fans and shark enthusiasts to share their shark passion and insight online. Then it would be fitting for us, as makers of Glyde® Mobility Chews, to let you know how passionate we are about sharks and our part to protect them.

Products that improve mobility, such as Glyde, use Chondroitin as a key ingredient. This ingredient can be obtained from fish, pigs, cattle, birds and shark. Proudly, we use the cattle cartilage as our main source for the Chondroitin. Here's why:

  1. It is absorbed more quickly in the system than other resources.
  2. It is a by-product of the meat industry.
  3. It avoids harvesting cartilage from sharks.

However, there are some products still using shark cartilage for reasons they see fit. As a company with roots in Australia and New Zealand, we value our environment and do our part to protect our marine life. If you aren’t using Glyde, make sure your maker isn’t using shark cartilage either. Now that you know where Chondroitin comes from, here’s what it does:

  • Reduces pain, improves joint function and mobility
  • Reduces the progression of arthritis
  • Absorbs quickly in the system to relieve the signs of arthritis

Green Lipped Mussel (GLM) is the unique super-power ingredient in Glyde. GLM comes from the pristine waters of New Zealand, a country with the strictest quality assurance program for shellfish in the world as well as the best industry practices for growing and harvesting an environmentally sustainable product. We wrote all about the wonders of this small but mighty mussel in this article. In addition to the GLM and Chondroitin, we also use Glucosamine as the third key ingredient to fight the signs of arthritis. Here’s what it does:

  • Also reduces pain, improves joint function and mobility
  • Reduces joint space from further narrowing in joints
  • Deters cartilage from further degrading
  • Suppresses inflammation

So as you tune into #SharkWeek beginning on Sunday, remember at Parnell, we are doing our part to protect sharks in the sea. We do not use shark cartilage and never will.

So what will you watch to celebrate #SharkWeek? Most are excited about the first day on Sunday, July 22 featuring NBA great Shaquille O’Neal. We are too! Parnell Living Science is a company with ties to Australia and Glyde Mobility Chews utilizes Green Lipped Mussel from New Zealand. This means we are looking forward to the shows filmed off the coast of New Zealand. Tune in on Wednesday, July 25 for “Air Jaws: Back from the Dead” and on Saturday, July 28, for “Return of the Mega Shark,” which were both filmed off the beautiful shores of New Zealand. Here’s to 30 great years of shark education thanks to the Discovery Channel’s #SharkWeek!