Cetylated Fatty Acids
- What other names is Cetylated Fatty Acids known by?
- What is Cetylated Fatty Acids?
- How does Cetylated Fatty Acids work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Cetylated Fatty Acids.
There is an interest in cetyl myristoleate for osteoarthritis because it is a substance found in certain mice that do not develop arthritis, even when researchers try to cause arthritis in the laboratory. Cetylated fatty acids are also used for other types of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), Reiter's syndrome, and ankylosing spondylitis.
Cetylated fatty acids are also used for diseases in which the body attacks itself (autoimmune diseases) including Sjogren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and multiple sclerosis (MS).
Some people use cetylated fatty acids for psoriasis, fibromyalgia, emphysema, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), silicone breast disease, various types of back pain, leukemia and other cancers, and a disease that involves inflammation of the blood vessels called Behcet's syndrome.
Cetylated fatty acids are applied to the skin for osteoarthritis.
Possibly Effective for...
- A type of arthritis called osteoarthritis, when taken by mouth or applied to the skin over the affected joint. Taking a specific blend of cetylated fatty acids (Celadrin, Proprietary Nutritionals, Inc.) combined with soy lecithin and fish oil by mouth seems to decrease pain and improve knee range of motion and function in people with knee osteoarthritis. However, this combination does not appear to improve morning stiffness. Applying the same specific blend of cetylated fatty acids directly to the skin either alone or in combination with menthol also seems to decrease pain and improve function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
- Multiple sclerosis.
- Reiter's syndrome.
- Behcet's syndrome.
- Sjogren's syndrome.
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
- Silicone breast disease.
- Leukemia and other cancers.
- Various types of back pain.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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