1. How was CM discovered?
Harry W. Diehl, who retired after 40 years of service at the National Institutes of Health discovered CM. After his retirement, Mr. Diehl was able to work on his discovery full-time, which resulted in two U.S. patents being issued to him for CM.
2. Where is CM found In nature?
CM is found in sperm whales, mice, and beavers. Myristin, EHP’s registered brand name of CMO, is produced synthetically in an organics plant in the U.S. No animals are used in the production process.
3. How Is CM supplied?
CM is encapsulated in softgel capsules. Each softgel contains 260 mg. of elemental CM and 380 mg. of other cetyl esters, such as cetyl oleate. There are 51 capsules per bottle, supplying 13.25 grams of CM over 17 days.
4. How Is CM taken?
CM is best taken on an empty stomach about 30-45 minutes before meals 3 times daily for up to two months, Some people may require the product for less than two months and some may need more than two months.
5. Do I need to keep taking CM month after month?
No. For most people up to 2 months usage is all that will be needed for up to one, two, or more years.
6. What else Is taken with CM?
EHP Products developed an exclusive synergistic formula called Myrist-Aid to accompany Myristin® brand of CM. Myrist-Aid contains glucosamine sulfate, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), bromelain, curcumin, manganese, vitamin C, and, to help with absorption of CM, lecithin and lipase. Eight Myrist-Aid are taken daily, divided into three doses to accompany the three CM capsules. A bottle of 136 Myrist-Aid capsules lasts 17 days, as does a bottle of CM. We also recommend concurrent use of Myristin-TF lotion with Myristin® and Myrist-Aid.
7. What can you tell me about Myristin TF lotion?
Myristin TF lotion is a companion product which is used in conjunction with Myristin and Myrist-Aid. It is sold in one ounce bottles for topical application to affected joints. Myristin-TF lotion is used for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains associated with arthritis.
8. Can I use Myristin-CM with the medications I use regularly?
Yes. While there are no known contraindications or interactions between Myristin® and other products, it is always a good idea to consult with your physician when starting something new.
9. Will my diet affect CM?
Some items in diets do conflict with beneficial oils that cartilage in joints needs to remain healthy. Most notably, these are carbonated cola beverages, tea, and citrus juices, such as orange and grapefruit juices. On the days Myristin is taken, it is helpful to avoid consumption of such items for at least one hour before and one hour after CM is taken.
10. Can I take CM if I have Allergies?
Myristin® contains no preservatives. It contains no sodium, no sugar, no soy and no cholesterol. lt has not been known to cause allergic reaction in anyone.
11. What if I am pregnant or have a medical condition?
As with any substance, pregnant women or nursing mothers should use CM only after consulting their health care professional. It is a good idea to keep your doctor aware of all supplements you are taking if you have a serious medical condition.
12. Can I give Myristin® to my child?
Myristin® dietary supplement should be given to children only on the advice of a qualified healthcare profession and in the amounts specified by the health care professional.
13. What about medical advice?
Anyone with medical questions about Myristin® or questions about whether it should be used should consult a physician. Nothing in this web site is intended as nor should be construed as medical advice. Only a licensed physician or other healthcare professional can give medical advice.
14. Can my animals use CM?
Most certainly. EHP sells almost as much CM for veterinary use as it does for human use. In conjunction with veterinarians, we have developed a protocol for usage in animals.
15. Comparison shopping for best value?
Myristin® is the original oil formula, which is the natural state of cetyl myristoleate. There are many products on the market which offer CM under various names with limited potency. Some of the products are capsules which contain a powdered material, usually with 60-75 mg of CM per capsule. They are sold for various prices, but let us take an example of 100 capsules for $99.50, providing 7.5 grams of CM, or $13.26 per gram. If there are other prices and capsule counts listed, you can calculate the price per gram of elemental CM. If the distributor will not tell you how much CM is in each capsule, or if the label does not state the amount, beware!
Myristin’s 260 mg per capsule means that fifty-one capsules, at $54.95 for the Myristin® only, yields 13.25 grams of CM per bottle, which costs $4.15 per gram. Few people would want to take 100 or more capsules when 51 capsules would provide what they want at a lower price.
Other products contain cetyl myristate, not cetyl myristoleate, so be sure you are buying genuine cetyl myristoleate.
Several distributors claim that their product is from a vegetable source. At the present time there is only one known vegetable-derived commodity or article of commerce that contains commercially viable concentrations of myristoleic acid, a necessary ingredient in manufacture of cetyl myristoleate. This material is known as kombo butter. If you wish to have a vegetable-derived CM containing approximately 10% CM, contact us by Email and we will see about getting the authentic vegetable-derived CM.
As a practical matter, almost all cetyl myristoleate is made by using myristoleic acid from bovine sources, which are generally available and contain sufficient amounts of myristoleic acid. Anyone buying a cetvl myristoleate product claimed to be from a vegetable source should demand incontrovertible proof of the vegetable source, if one of the reasons for the purchase is the alleged vegetable source. If the distributor will not certify that the source of the myristoleic acid is kombo butter; then you will not be getting bona-fide vegetable product.
16. Have any of the statements on this website been evaluated by the FDA?
None of the statements in these webpages have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.