Why Do We Use Emu Oil?

Emu Oil Products was based on the traditional use of the oil for the treatment of skin problems and of arthritic pain. Modern research now confirms that the many beliefs are justified and it does in fact have significant benefits for these conditions. The benefits can be attributed to it being a highly penetrating oil which has anti-inflammatory action. As it is fast absorbing and hypoallergenic it benefits people with dry skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

Two of the key essential fatty acids found in emu oil are: linolenic acid and oleic acid . Results indicated that this oil is highest in monounsaturated fatty acids, with lower amounts of saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Oleic acid (18:1) was found to be the major monounsaturated fatty acid, comprising over 40% of the total fatty. Much smaller amounts (less than 5%) of the palmitoleic acid (16:1) were found. Linoleic acid (18:2) at 20% of the total was the primary polyunsaturated fatty acid were observed and 2+ % alpha-linolenic acid

Basically emu oil is a mixture of 100% pure fatty acids, and a great source of the essential fatty acids (EFA’s) Linoleic and Linolenic. which cannot be produced by the human body, and must be obtained from our diets.

It’s use is due to it’s remarkable skin penetrating and softening properties as well as anti-inflammatory properties. (Mainly due to the hight levels of EFA’s) When treated in the correct manner ( How it is rendered),it does not promote bacterial growth and in its pure form, hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic (does not clog the pores of the skin).

It is high in Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 fatty acids (the healthy fats) which are essential for good health, and which are involved in many processes within the body, including growth, energy and nervous function.

Penetrating Qualities - Why does it work?

Oleic acid is a known enhancer of transport of bio-active compounds through the skin. In other words, the high presence of oleic acid in the emu oil may be one of the reasons that it is able to penetrate the skin to a large degree and at the same time be able to carry active compounds through the skin where they can have an effect in the body.”