Does Emu Oil help in lowering cholesterol?
In December 2000 the University of Massachusetts finished some preliminary studies on the inflammatory properties of Emu Oil, they also found that taking Emu Oil orally lowered cholesterol. The trans-dermal effects of Emu Oil were also studied and gave very promising results for medical use. The Emu Oil industry is excited about these findings and papers will be printed sometime in 2003. The findings have been presented at the AOCS national convention and the AEA convention.
The Emu continues to amaze me. I have used its oil to combat a high cholesterol problem and it lowered my count 35 points in a month and a half. I told my sister about it and she tried it and it lowered hers from 300 to 250 in a space of two months. I am going back to the Mayo clinic in October to have it checked again. I am very anxious to see what it reads this time. I'm having a hard time convincing my doctor that you can lower cholesterol with oil.
Over a 3 month period not only did my husbandís cholesterol go from good 63 to 74 - bad 123 to 93 (our doctor recommends good 25-bad 110) but his fasting haemoglobin blood sugar (he is an insulin dependent diabetic) that was drawn at the doctors office that went from 9.3 to 6.1 (normal is 4.8 to 6.5) It has been in the 9 range for the past 15 years. My Dad had the same experience with his fasting haemoglobin blood dropping from 9.8 to 6. He has not had his cholesterol checked yet. This has been an unexpected bonus. Also both of them lost weight. My husband tried to lose weight and lost 24 pounds in 3 months. My dad never changed a thing and lost 14 lbs. Another bonus.
I have been taking Emu Oil by mouth for 18 months now. I no longer need medication to lower my blood pressure (from 160/95 to 130/80). Also my stiff and sore knees are more mobile and comfortable.
A. Tiel, Chemainus, B.C.