Emuolja is an animal oil derived from emun – an Australian relative to the African ostrich. It is in wild state only in Australia, but is now born around the world for the sake of the red, cholesterol-laden meat and the bright, beautiful skin.
For thousands of years, emun has been indispensable for Australia’s indigenous people. Emun gave them meat, leather and a wondering oil. There have been found 40000 years old cave paintings where emun was found as a symbol of life and welfare.
There is evidence that emun is one of the world’s oldest land animals. It may have been around 80 million years ago. If these information is correct, it has lived with the dinosaurs dating back to about 64 million years ago. Whether or not the data is correct, we feel that daily contact with emo is a very special kind of bird. They are often very aggressive – not against humans but against other emas of the same sex – especially during the mating season. This can, if you do not divorce the animals, result in injuries. The interesting thing, however, is how incredibly fast these injuries heal.
In Australia and the United States, where emuoljan has attracted great attention in recent decades, it is claimed that it has a variety of therapeutic properties. There, research and clinical trials are being conducted to try to find out what it gives emuoljan these unique characteristics. Some researchers believe that there is any sterol or similar substance that makes emuol anti inflammatory. Other researchers believe that it is due to Emuoljan’s special fatty acid composition.
Not only because emuolan contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, it has been demonstrated by attempting to use emu oil, which was found to be anti-inflammatory compared with chicken fat (which also contains single and polyunsaturated fats). The chicken fat gave no response at all. Some of the emuolian benefits lie in its striking resemblance to the natural fats found in our skin. (According to a report by Dr. Leigh Hopkins AEA News 1997). This skin’s oil layer is often termed “sebum” and consists largely of fatty acid triglycerides.
The ability of oils to penetrate the skin depends largely on the size of the molecules. Since the mean size of the molecules of the emu oil is very similar to that found in human sebum, emuolum penetrates through the top cell layers and transports triglycerides to receptors on the cell walls in the deeper layers of skin.
Correctly treated emu oil consists mostly of monounsaturated fatty acids and additionally about 20% polyunsaturated fatty acids. It is completely free from phosphatides. Human skin is phosphate-poor and “protects” against anything containing phosphorus. Researchers think that just the lack of phosphorus in the emu oil makes it penetrate human skin so easily.
A study conducted at Boston University (Dermatology Department, Dr. M Holliek, M.D. Ph.D. 1995) showed that emu oil increased skin growth and increased skin thickness in mice treated with emu oil compared to a control group treated with corn oil. It was also noted that the growth of the hair follicles of the animals treated with emu oil was noted.
Later tests on older people (Dr. P. Pugliese, M.D., Pennsylvania 1997) showed that skin thickness also increased on human skin. Exactly what it gives emuoljan its unique characteristics is therefore not sure. What we know is, apart from our own experience, all the testimonies from satisfied users of emu oil products that we received over the years.