A study of emu oil: Is it what your skin is thirsty for?
Emu oil penetrates all 7 layers of your skin allowing its healing properties to fully engage muscle, ligament, connective tissue, etc in an amazingly fast amount of time. The penetrative quality also allows Emu Oil to “Piggyback” certain amounts of other topical treatments/lotions into the skin. This can be particularly effective for sunscreens, lotions, and other ointments.
“It goes through the skin barrier and directly into the skin, which is very important both for cosmetic and pharmaceutical interests, because it can go through the skin barrier and carry active ingredients into the skin.”
By: Dr. Alexander Zemtsov (reprinted from Emu Today & Tomorrow, October, 1994)
Getting a Grip on Pain: Documenting the Facts on Emu Oil and Arthritis
Emu Oil contains strong healing qualities surprisingly capable of pain reduction particularly for people with arthritis and related joint pain.
“In this two week study 7 of 12 Emu Oil users reported a significant reduction in pain, morning stiffness, and swelling.”
“The dramatic results I have observed convinced me that this oil can make an impact on those suffering from arthritis.”
By: Dr. Thom Leahey of the Arthritis Clinic in Ardmore Oklahoma, 1995 (reprinted from Emu Today & Tomorrow, July, 1995)
Emu oil will thicken your skin while plumbing up and filling in wrinkles. It also carries anti-oxidants deep into the body helping reverse the daily effects of aging.
Clinical studies show that Emu Oil used twice a day, for a two-week day period was able to thicken skin an average of 14%. Emu Oil plumps and softens the top layer of skin (epidermis) and also increases the quality of the skin in the lower levels (dermis) where new cells are created according to research by Dr. Leigh Hopkins, Clinical Professor of Pharmacy.
Fatty Acid Analysis of Emu Oil AEA Funded Study
Emu oil contains high concentrations of essential fatty acids 3, 6, and 9. These acids are known to lower “bad” cholesterol and increase “good” cholesterol and are important factors in human health.
“Analysis of fatty acids in emu oil reveals that it contains approximately 70 % unsaturated fatty acids. The major fatty acid found in emu oil is oleic acid, which is mono- unsaturated and which comprises over 40 % of the total fatty acid content. Emu oil also contains both of the two essential fatty acids (EFA’s) which are important to human health: 20 % linoleic, and 1 – 2 % alpha-linolenic acid.”
By: Dr. Paul Smith, Dr. Margaret Craig-Schmidt, Amanda Brown at Auburn University. (Reprinted from AEA News, September 1994 Issue).