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Cetyl Myristoleate Functions
Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) seems to function in at least four different ways. One of the first observations noted when favorable Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) results are seen is the lubricating quality of Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO). Decrease or loss of morning stiffness is commonly noted shortly after commencing Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) treatment. Next, Cetyl Myristoleate functions as an anti-inflammatory. Lessening of swollen digits is often seen after the 4th or 5th week of Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) treatment. Third, Cetyl Myristoleate CMO functions as an immunomodulator or immune system regulator. Cetyl Myristoleate’s ability to regulate or calm down hyper-immune responses is one of the most exciting qualities and shows that Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) may be helpful in addressing the symptoms related to many autoimmune diseases. And finally, Cetyl Myristoleate functions as an analgesic or painkiller and CMO has been helpful for many sufferers of muscle tension headaches and fibromyalgia.
Update on Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO)
on Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO)Chuck Cochran, D.C.
History of Cetyl Myristoleate
Harry developed a
way of synthesizing Cetyl Myristoleate by combining cetyl alcohol with
myristoleic acid and found that the synthesized form of Cetyl Myristoleate
was just as effective in providing rats immunity to adjuvant-induced
arthritis as the naturally occurring form (extracted from mice).
of CMO Action and Indications
being discussed is that these CMO fatty acid esters are somehow
incorporated into the phospholipid cell membranes and alter cell membrane
permeability and receptor sites. This could explain the possible theory of
altering T-lymphocyte function during the hyper-immune response related to
autoimmune diseases. Although the mechanisms are unknown, we can
clinically observe Cetyl Myristoleate’s effects.
Cetyl Myristoleate seems to function in at least four different ways. One of the first observations noted when favorable results are seen is the lubricating quality of Cetyl Myristoleate. Decrease or loss of morning stiffness is commonly noted shortly after commencing CMO treatment. Next, Cetyl Myristoleate functions as an anti-inflammatory. Lessening of swollen digits is often seen after the 4th or 5th week of Cetyl Myristoleate treatment. Third, Cetyl Myristoleate functions as an immunomodulator or immune system regulator. Cetyl Myristoleate’s ability to regulate or calm down hyper-immune responses is one of the most exciting qualities and shows that Cetyl Myristoleate may be helpful in addressing the symptoms related to many autoimmune diseases. And finally, Cetyl Myristoleate functions as an analgesic or painkiller and CMO has been helpful for many sufferers of muscle tension headaches and fibromyalgia.
Concerning the quality, there is a wide degree of very diverse Cetyl Myristoleate products available today. In fact, some of the CMO formulas have no Cetyl Myristoleate in them at all! Before purchasing any of these formulas, please read the label to determine exactly how much Cetyl Myristoleate is available. It is imperative that the formula contains a minimum of 12% CMO levels. If the levels are below this amount, you’ll probably have to take a wheelbarrow full before seeing any results! In other words (let’s do a little math), if you’re trying to achieve a therapeutic dose of 12 grams of CMO and the CMO levels are at 12%, you will need a total of 100 grams of mixed fatty acid esters in this particular CMO formula. If the CMO levels are at 20%, you will need a total of only 60 grams. If the manufacturer has not listed the percentages and the total amount of fatty acid ester complex, I would be very hesitant in purchasing that particular product. Without this information, you have no way of determining how much you need to take, for how long, and what would be a good maintenance dose.
mix up is that, at least, one of the manufacturers started with a raw
material that contained high levels of myristic acid (C14:0) instead of
myristoleic acid (C14:1). Myristic acid is the saturated analog of
myristoleic acid and when esterified with cetyl alcohol produces Cetyl
Myristate, not Cetyl Myristoleate. Before the sophisticated diagnostic
procedures to analyze for CMO were developed, many of these products were
analyzed using improper or inadequate methods. These products are now on
our health food store shelves and in the MLM industry being sold as Cetyl
Myristoleate, but in fact are Cetyl Myristate. Interestingly, there have
been many who have experienced benefits from these Cetyl Myristate
products. And I have found that, in one particular formula, the Cetyl
Myristate seems to enhance the effectiveness of the Cetyl Myristoleate.
They may form a true synergism.
And, finally, all
Cetyl Myristoleate products are not created equally. Chemical analysis of several
different products has revealed that the CMO levels range from 1% up to
40%. And to add to the confusion, I have found products that contain lower
percentages of CMO (20% - 30%) that seem to work better than the Cetyl
Myristoleate products with higher levels. Please note that there are no CMO products
today that are 100% pure. With all of these products you will find a
complex of other fatty acid esters, for example cetyl stearate, cetyl
palmitate, cetyl palmitoleate, cetyl oleate, and cetyl myristate, in
different proportions. What we’re now finding is that some of these
fatty acid esters may inhibit the positive effects of the Cetyl
others work with the CMO, as I mentioned above, in a cooperative way.
For those of you
technical individuals out there, Gas Chromatography – Flame Ionization
Detection (GC-FID) analysis is now considered one of the most accurate
techniques for detecting these fatty acid esters. Here’s something that
you may also find interesting. Further analysis of the product used by Dr.
Siemandi in his study showed that it actually contained 10.8 grams of
and not 18 grams, as stated in his report. And one very current analysis
of this same material indicated that the CMO levels could have been only 9
grams delivered in a one- month protocol. It’s truly amazing what
results were achieved with only 9 or 10 grams of active ingredient!
And for those of you
who are suffering with any types of aches or pains, you and Cetyl
Myristoleate deserve to get to know each other! God speed on your road to
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