CMO provides a natural softening of muscle tissues hardened by arthritis, promoting flexibility and pain reduction. MSM enriches the CMO reaction by aiding in the absorption of more of the CMO into the body system.
This fine blend of ingredients takes the sting out of rashes and insect bites, even soothes exterior yeast infections for up to 3 hours.
MSM may eliminate the inflammation of carpal tunnel, dissolves scar tissue, surface blemishes, prevents blistering and removes the pain from a second-degree burn.
The best all-around natural pain reliever you will find.*
All Natural Ingredients: Purified
Water, 16% Cetyl Myristoleate, MSM, MSM (Bio-available, organic form of sulfur),
Aloe Vera Gel (A skin softening extract used especially in
cosmetics and skin creams), Sunflower Oil, Zinc, Copper Glyceryl
Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Esters, Octyl
Palmitate, Vitamin E, Provitamin B5, Extracts of Chamomile and
Calendula, Jojoba Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin A, Dimethicone,
Cellulose Gum, Paraben, Grape Fruit Seed Extract.
We have noticed that customers who try CMO
for the first time eventually become regular customers. That
speaks volumes. They don't have to say a word.
What is Cetyl Myristoleate?
Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) is described as an ester of a fatty
acid. Fatty acids are the building blocks of fats and oils just
as amino acids are the components of protein. Science now
recognizes the value of certain oils in reducing inflammation as
well as blood cholesterol. When the fatty acid myristoleic acid
(a natural substance) is combined with a long chain alcohol
molecule, cetyl alcohol, an ester of this fatty acid is created.
CMO appears to function in three different ways. One of its
actions is that of a super lubricant, a kind of "WD-40 for the
joints". Muscles and other tissues also benefit from the
lubricating effect which also helps to make them more pliable.
Second, CMO functions as an immune system modulator. This has
been demonstrated by its effectiveness in autoimmune diseases
(lupus, multiple sclerosis) as well as inflammatory conditions.
Researchers are not sure how CMO performs in this role, but a
possible explanation is that it helps to stimulate certain
immune components such as immunoglobulins.
The third function of CMO is its anti-inflammatory effect. The
believed mechanism is regulation of prosta-glandins,
short-acting local hormones involved in many processes of the
body, including the inflammatory response.
Doctor's report that patients are demonstrating striking
improvements with CMO. Typical reports are decreased stiffness,
increased range of motion, visible reduction of swelling,
restored dexterity in finger joints and elimination of pain.
Often, patients are able to discontinue pain medication and
return to activities they could not perform prior to treatment.
Testimonials from users describe other health benefits such as a
positive effect on emphysema, hepatitis, hypertension, diabetes,
eczema, psoriasis, colds, allergies, low back pain and
In a 1996 multi-center, one-month clinical study involving 431
patients with various forms of arthritis, significant
improvements were found in 63.3% of those taking CMO.
Established measurement criteria for arthritis was used in
making the assessment. In those taking CMO combined with
glucosamine hydrochloride, sea cucumber and hydrolyzed cartilage
along with a topical preparation of CMO, an 87.3% improvement
was achieved. In comparison, only 14.5% of the placebo group
showed improvement. If a new prescription drug produced these
results or was only 50% effective it would make headlines in a
matter of days.
Like anything else, CMO does not work 100% of the time. Best
results are obtained when it is part of a comprehensive program,
which includes other appropriate nutritional supplements, and
dietary measures such as restriction of animal fat, sugar,
alcohol, citrus juices, and caffeine. Since it is the job of the
liver to manage fats in the body, liver detoxification can be
Because CMO has a relatively long life in the body, it does not
have to be taken for long periods or in high doses. For most
people, all that is needed is a one or two month course, though
results are often obtained within 2 weeks. Some individuals may
eventually need to take smaller "refresher" doses. As powerful
as CMO is, its effect can be enhanced by including other
supplements with proven benefits. Glucosamine sulfate (GS), a
component of cartilage, has been shown in clinical studies to
stimulate production of cartilage constituents and is now
considered an effective long-term nutritional treatment for
arthritis. Omega 3 fish or flaxseed oils have therapeutic
benefits in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases; and vitamin E
and other anti-oxidants help to halt the downward spiral of
Is CMO Safe?
Thousands of people have taken CMO and there are no known
adverse side effects. Occasionally, people experience burping
as they sometimes do with fish oils. Until further studies can
be done, pregnant or lactating women should not take CMO. People
with asthma or a history of severe allergic reactions should
only take CMO under medical supervision.
Please note that like many natural substances
that cannot be patented to make huge profits, you will not be
able to find much in the way of research that would satisfy the
medical community of CMO's benefits. But if you have arthritis
pain and you try CMO like so many have and you obtain some
degree of the benefits herein described, what difference does it
make that the medical community has not anointed CMO with its
blessings? Isn't the proof in the pudding? If you are the type
of person that needs the medical standard of proof then you may
very well be stuck with drugs that offer a mixture of benefits
and side effects. All matters pertaining to diagnosing,
treatment, cure, or prevent any disease should be discussed with
your doctor. What we try to do is to provide the best
information so you can make an informed choice. In that
we found an informative article written by Rusty Ford that we
think is useful to provide some information about CMO.
Cetyl Myristoleate for Arthritis: Science
or Speculation by Rusty Ford
There are a lot of fabulous stories about
Cetyl Myristoleate (also known as CMO or CM) floating across the
Internet. Mine is one of them. There have been a number of
articles published in little known journals or magazines. There
have been four small booklets published. One making fantastic
claims, all four filled with anecdotal evidence but offering no
real research to back up the claims. There are a number of
doctors sharing the results they are having with their patients,
but so does every other wonder-working product. The question is,
are there any scientific studies to back up any of these claims?
The answer is yes. To date, there are several patient studies
and two double blind studies completed. I will mention the four
most prominent below.
Dr. Len Sands of the San Diego Clinic completed the first human
study on the effectiveness on Cetyl Myristoleate in 1995. There
were 48 arthritis patients in this study. All but two showed
significant improvement in articular mobility (80% or better)
and reduction of pain (70% or better). Obviously the study had
its flaws. One doctor conducted the study, there was no control
group, and the number of participants was small. Even so, it
suggested to many that maybe there was some hope here and that
more scientific studies should follow.
The first double blind study followed two years later. Dr. H.
Siemandi conducted a double blind study under the auspices of
the Joint European Hospital Studies Program. There were 431
patients in the study, 106 who received cetyl myristoleate, 99
who received cetyl myristoleate, and glucosamine, sea cucumber,
and hydrolyzed cartilage and 226 who received a placebo.
Clinical assessment included radiological test and other
studies. Results were 63% improvement for the cetyl myristoleate
group, 87% for the cetyl myristoleate plus glucosamine group and
15% for the placebo group.
In August of 2002, a double blind study was published in the
Journal or Rheumatology. The study included sixty-four patients
with chronic knee OA. Half of the patients received a cetyl
myristoleate complex and half a placebo. Evaluations included
physician assessment, knee range of motion with goniometry, and
the Lequesne Algofunctional Index (LAI). The conclusion was that
the CM group saw significant improvement, while the placebo
group saw little to none. In fact in their conclusion they state
that CM "may be an alternative to the use of nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of OA".
Advanced Medical Systems & Design, Ltd. completed the last study
I would like to mention in Oct 2001. It was not a double blind
study, but the study included 1814 arthritis patients. The
results showed that over 87% of the subjects had greater than
50% recovery and over 65% of those showed from 75% - 100%
recovery following a sixteen day regimen. I know that this is
not the most scientific study, but a study this large a study
does suggest that there could be a positive benefit to the use
of CM in the treatment of arthritis.
Conclusion: There is mounting evidence that CM can be effective
in the joint discomfort reliever of many forms of arthritis.
While it is true that the evidence from these three studies can
not be considered conclusive, it is a beginning. It should
challenge you to think out side the box and consider that just
because it did not come from a drug company does not mean that
it will not work. With over 10,000 people a year dying from
Nsaids, would it not be great to find a safer and more effective
product, especially with the cost of prescription treatments for
arthritis costing into the hundreds and good Cetyl Myristoleate
products can be found for between $20 and $40.
Rusty Ford's Bio
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