At room temperature cetylmyristoleate is a liquid wax. It can be digested only in the alkaline environment of the small intestine. Cetylmyristoleate is a large molecule. These molecules have a strong affinity for each other and tend to clump together in large impenetrable masses. This results in a very small surface area relative to its weight and volume. Only the surfaces are exposed to the digestive process. Since that is only a very small percentage of the whole, very little gets digested, giving unaltered cetylmyristoleate a very low level of bioavailability. This is true of virtually all waxes. Fecal analysis indicates that they pass through the digestive system virtually undigested.
To get an efficient and effective orally administered product, it was essential to raise the digestibility and resultant bioavailability of cetylmyristoleate. Consequently, we had to develop proprietary processing methods. The resulting product, now a waxy solid rather than a liquid, was appropriately named CMOtm. There is a very important difference between the liquid form and the solid form. As a solid, CMOtm now resembles a crystalline structure that shatters in the alkaline confines of the small intestine. These shattered particles form a netlike mesh with enormous surface areas, allowing immensely greater digestive efficiency. Furthermore, the reticulated cleavage faces range between 0.9 and 1.0 microns in diameter, which assesses biological uptake mechanisms not available to either larger or smaller particles. Research shows that the body is 40 to 200 times more receptive to particles of this size. This is what makes CMOtm much more bioavailabe and effective than other products. And it is our exclusive proprietary processing methods that make it so.
It's pathetic that we even have to bother with this one. Myristate, as opposed to myristoleate, has virtually no immunomodulatory properties. Thus, it has essentially no effect on arthritis or any other autoimmune disease. The best that promoters of these products (often as cheap as $3.00-$4.00 a bottle wholesale) can come up with to describe their stuff is something like "a free floating myristate." Nobody here can figure out what that means. And the producers won't clarify. If you can figure it out, please clue us in.
A NOTE ON "VEGETABLE" SOURCES:
The biochemist's bible, Baily's Industrial Oil and Fat Products, Fifth Edition, Volume 1, Edible Oil and Fat Products, clearly lists only four sources for myristoleic acid, the substance needed to produce any form of myristoleate, including cetymyristoleate. Those sources are beef tallow, butterfat, chicken fat, and sheep tallow. Period! Its extensive listings clearly show that there are NO VEGETABLE SOURCES, not even coconut or soybean oil as some have tried to claim. Any claim that cetylmyristoleate can come from a vegetable source is fraudulent.
A CAUTION ABOUT SYNTHETIC PRODUCTS:
Synthetically produced cetylmyristoleate contains a large amount, probably 50% of trans type cetylmyristoleate. The trans type molecule is unnatural to the body and causes physical damage by disrupting cellular membranes. Even in some so-called "natural" products there remains a trace of toxic residue left from harsh processing. Because it is a completely natural product, CMO has absolutely no trans molecules, and there is no toxic residue because no toxic substances are used in any stage of its processing.
The CM from Neways is totally natural and has no toxic residues..
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