Overview

Cetylated fatty acids are a group of naturally occurring fats. But cetylated fatty acids used as medicine are often made in a lab. These fats include cetyl myristoleate, cetyl myristate, cetyl palmitoleate, cetyl laurate, cetyl palmitate, and cetyl oleate. Cetyl myristoleate receives the most attention. Many products containing cetyl myristoleate also contain a mixture of these other cetylated fatty acids.

Cetylated fatty acids are commonly used for osteoarthritis. They are also used for other types of arthritis, knee pain, fibromyalgia, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Cetylated fatty acids might help lubricate joints and muscles, soften tissues, and increase flexibility. It also might help the immune system and reduce inflammation (swelling).

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