Setting the record straight about Cetyl Myristoleate
unique effects. You can refer to its US Patent Number (5,569,676) for
details. All other products making such claims are in violation of this
patent and have been given until October 15, 1997 to cease and desist their claims.
It is the intent of this bulletin is to inform manufacturers,
distributors, retailers and consumers the truth about this unique product. This
report is necessary due to a large number of exaggerated and misleading claims being made
about Cetyl Myristoleate (CM).
MyristinÔ (Cetyl Myristoleate) is the only product on the
market patented to make claims about
MyristinÔ is manufactured under very stringent procedures
to insure only the highest quality material in the proper formulation. Many, so-called, CM
products have been laboratory tested and found to have very little or no Cetyl
- Myristin (Cetyl myristoleate) is an ester of a fatty acid. If we take a fatty acid,
myristoleic acid, and combine it with a long-chain alcohol molecule, cetyl alcohol, we
have created an ester of this fatty acid called cetyl myristoleate. Both molecules occur
in nature. Cetyl alcohol was first derived from the oil of the sperm whale, but now is
obtained from palmitic acid (a saturated fatty acid) found in coconut and palm oils.
Myristoleic acid is found in very small percentages in all fats and oils. Historically,
many of these products were used in the cosmetic industry because of their ability to act