An explanation of Celadrin, how it works and what it does.
BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007
Celadrin® is the name given to a joint health ingredient. It is a natural compound made up of of esterified fatty acid carbons (EFACs) and other active synergists, and can be formulated into pill and cream forms. It contains an all natural proprietry blend of eight cetylated fatty acids. These include Myristoleic Acid (or Cetyl Myristoleate), Myristic Acid and Oleic Acid.
It has been scientifically shown to support joint health by providing lubrication to the cell membrane. Scientists believe it works in a similar but more dramatic way to EPA and DHA in fish oils. It works to decrease inflammatory responses, lubricate cell membranes and restore fluids that cushion bones and joints. It also assists in reducing cartilage breakdown.
Results of a clinical trial, published in the Journal of Rheumatology two years ago, suggested that Celadrin could help with joint and mobility problems.
The double-blind, multi-centre, placebo-controlled trial examined the impact of a 68-day oral administration of Celadrin on 64 participants who were experiencing joint and mobility problems.
The researchers reported that after the trial period, participants who consumed Celadrin showed healthy joint mobility, flexibility and function compared to those given the placebo.
Data from the study also indicated that Celadrin not only promoted joint flexibility, but also supported and promoted the ability to walk long distances.
In safety terms it has been rigorously tested and has been found to be totally safe and well absorbed.
However, it is not suitable for vegetarians as it is derived from cow’s fat. Vegetarians may want to look at Omega 3 & 6 supplement from sources such as cod liver oils or for Vegans there are many seeds which can give similar benefits.