Research Proves Emu Oil Claims Valid
Lowell, MASS - For years people have touted the homeopathic benefits
of emu oil. Healing, penetrating, anti-aging and cholesterol
lowering testimonials have been used to promote this food by-product
from the emu, a domestically raised livestock in the U. S.
Dr. Robert Nicolosi, Director of the Center for Health and Disease
Research at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell , has been
conducting research to evaluate these claims. "Animal trials
indicate that emu oil does have cholesterol lowering,
anti-inflammatory and transdermal properties," reports Nicolosi.
Two different trials were done to evaluate the transdermal qualities
of emu oil. In both trials, a preparation of emu oil containing
either tocopherol (Vitamin E) or DHA (docosahexanoic), an omega 3
fatty acid was topically applied to the shaved surface of hamsters.
Periodic blood samples taken over a seven day period demonstrated
rather convincing evidence that emu oil has transdermal properties
suggesting it may be utilized for transdermal delivery of compounds
such as fat soluble nutrients, drugs or over-the-counter
Inflammation studies with mice indicated that emu oil significantly
reduced croton oil-induced inflammation from 42% to 71% depending on
when it was applied. A comparison with other oils in the omega 3
family oftentimes used to alleviate arthritic pain due to
inflammation indicates that emu oil may be at least as good and
possibly better at reducing inflammation. These anti-inflammatory
properties of emu oil as well as the transdermal qualities indicate
emu oil may have a place in topical applications.
Cholesterol research with hamsters fed a hypercholesterolemic diet
followed by inclusion of emu oil provided significant results. Emu
oil reduced the total cholesterol over 30%. Low Density Liprotein
(bad cholesterol) was reduced 25%. With over 100 million Americans
suffering from high cholesterol, cholesterol lowering drugs make up
a major part of the pharmaceutical products market. If results from
future human clinical trials of Emu Oil support the animal findings,
it may become a very attractive additional cholesterol-lowering
treatment for some consumers.
"Our research continues to investigate the many intriguing aspects
of this oil. The most recent conclusions are very promising for
millions of Americans," said Nicolosi.
ABOUT DR. NICOLOSI
Dr. Robert Nicolosi is the Director of the Center for Chronic
Disease Control and Prevention at the University of Massachusetts,
Lowell. Widely recognized for research on vegetable oils, sterols
and lecithin with emphasis on biological and physiological effects,
he is most noted for his identification of the active ingredients in
oils having cholesterol-lowering effects. He has published more
than 150 peer reviewed papers.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN EMU ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1989, the AEA is a 700 member nonprofit organization of
breeders, producers and marketers of emu meat, oil and other food
by-products. AEA's mission is to establish value of emu products
through research, market development and industry positioning. A
Board of Directors elected by its members governs all AEA
activities. Through the voluntary efforts of its members, the AEA
has worked to develop a consistent numbering system and nomenclature
for cuts of meat, gained mandatory USDA inspection of emu meat at
processing, gained acceptance for the emu into the National Poultry
Improvement Plan, has established international trade rules for emu
oil and created an Oil Certification Program to ensure the consumer
a safe product. The AEA publishes the EMUpdate, a bimonthly
newsletter, several industry flyers and sales aids along with the
National Symposium handouts.
Source: American Emu Association
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