What are the
benefits of Emu
Research has demonstrated that the oil derived from the Emu is unique.
this oil bears closer scrutiny as a valuable commodity in a marketplace that
environmentally friendly products and demands effective relief
without side effects.
A combination of unique qualities gives Emu Oil its
There are four main attributes of Emu Oil.
- The first is its penetration ability of human
The oil's composition and molecular structure let it penetrate the skin,
rather than staying on the surface level.
This is because the overall
composition of Emu Oil is remarkably similar to the composition of human skin,
which also makes it an excellent skin conditioner.
This deep penetration
permits a deep moisturizing effect and at the same time, supplies nutrition to
the deeper skin layers.
The oil is non-irritating and does not clog the pores
(non-comedogenic), plus it resists the growth of bacteria.
- Secondly, Emu Oil helps to improve skin
To understand how it does this, a brief explanation of the makeup of our skin
is needed. Our skin is made up of layers.
The first layer, the epidermis, is
joined or tethered to the second layer, the dermis, by what is called rete
Rete pegs help give skin its tautness and elasticity. As we age, our
skin gets thinner and the rete pegs disappear.
This causes the top layer to
sag and wrinkles result.
Emu Oil has been shown to increase skin thickness up
to 30% and help these rete pegs to grow back,
which means that it can slow and
even reverse the aging process in skin.
- The third attribute of Emu Oil is it's
This fine tunes the body's healing response and reduces inflammation, which in
turn allows quicker skin recovery with less scarring.
- Fourthly, Emu Oil produces relief from pain.
This relief can be superficial as aiding in wound and burn healing, shingles,
cold sores, or deeper, as in a sprained ankle or arthritis.
Of particular interest is the fact that Emu Oil
contains a variety of essential fatty acids (EFA's),
including linoleic acid
(Omega-6 - as high as 24% total content) and alpha linolenic acid (Omega-3 - as
high as 2% total content).
These EFA's are used by the body to manufacture the
all-important hormones that regulate many body processes,
which could be the
underlying reason for Emu Oil's healing qualities: