Cetyl Myristoleate, provided by Douglas Laboratories, supplies 500 mg of a cetylated fatty acids in capsule form.
Cetylated fatty acids include cetyl myristoleate, cetyl myristate, cetyl palmitoleate, cetyl laureate, cetyl palmitate, and cetyl oleate.
Cetyl myristoleate is the common name for cis-9-cetyl myristoleate.
Cetyl myristoleate (CMO) is the cetyl ester of myristoleic acid and it is derived from beef tallow. Douglas Laboratories cetyl fatty acid complex contains 20% cetyl myristoleate content.
Animal studies have found it to be useful to modulate normal inflammatory processes and to support joint health. Researchers hypothesize that cetyl myristoleate and other cetylated fatty acids might cause lubrication of joints and muscles, softening of tissues, and increased pliability. It is thought that they might also be a modulator of the immune system.
Cetyl Myristoleate Complex is a useful dietary supplement for those individuals that desire cetyl myristoleate for joint support.
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