Thursday, July 7, 2011

What is Cetyl Myristoleate?

Derived from Palm or coconut oil and found in fish vegetables and nuts.  It is an essential fatty acid and EFAs are depleted in chronic inflammatory diseases and their deficiency are associated with many autoimmune diseases.

Firstly, it serves as a surfactant and not only lubricates the involved joints, but also lubricates the entire body, making muscles glide more smoothly over other muscles, bursas, and bones and at the same time softens these tissues making them more pliable.

Secondly, it functions as an immune system modulator. This is the reason it has been found to be so effective in treating auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and multiple sclerosis.

Thirdly, it functions like a fatty acid in that it mediates inflammatory processes. When cooled, cetyl myristoleate is a waxy substance and, at room temperature, has a buttery consistency.
In recent human studies, cetyl-myristoleate has proven effective when given orally.

A double-blind, placebo-controlled multi-center hospital human study with 431 arthritic patients revealed that 63 percent of those who took 18 grams per month (two capsules, 500 mg, yielding 100 mg pure CMO, three times daily) of the cetyl-myristoleate formula had an improvement in joint related symptoms.

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Best of Luck and feel well!