Cetylated fatty acids might help lubricate joints and muscles, soften tissues, and increase flexibility. They also might help the immune system and reduce swelling.
People commonly use cetylated fatty acids for osteoarthritis. They are also used for other types of arthritis, knee pain, fibromyalgia, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
- Osteoarthritis. Taking a specific blend of cetylated fatty acids combined with soy lecithin and fish oil seems to decrease pain and improve knee motion in people with knee osteoarthritis. Also, applying cetylated fatty acids directly to the skin may decrease pain and improve function in people with this condition.
When applied to the skin: Cetylated fatty acids are possibly safe when used for up to 30 days. Some people might be sensitive to creams containing cetylated fatty acids, but they're usually well-tolerated.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Cetylated fatty acids are possibly safe when used for up to 30 days. Some people might be sensitive to creams containing cetylated fatty acids, but they're usually well-tolerated. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if cetylated fatty acids are safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for CETYLATED FATTY ACIDS (CFAs) overview.
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