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Emu Oil Composition

Emu Oil Composition

Approximately 70% of the fatty acids in emu fat are unsaturated – Omega 3, 6 and 9. This composition is consistent with current recommendations for a “heart healthy” diet. Studies and testimonial have also shown these Omega Fatty Acids to lower bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels while increasing good cholesterol; reduce inflammation in body tissue and joints; improve the immune system and assist the body with many functions.

The monounsaturated fatty acid, oleic acid (Omega 9) is the major fatty acid in emu oil. This fatty acid is a known enhancer for transport of bioactive compounds into the skin, and thus the ability to be absorbed quickly and penetrate deeply when applied topically.
The overall composition of emu oil is very similar to our skin’s own fatty acid composition.

 

Emu Oil Composition (%) of Fatty Acids from the Emu and Human Skin
Fatty Acid Emu Human Skin
Myristic 0.4 2.1
Palmitic 22.0 20.2
Stearic 9.6 11.2
Palmitoleic 3.5 3.8
Oleic 47.4 30.8
Linoleic 15.2 15.1
Linolenic 0.9 0.3