Cetyl Myristoleate, also known as CM or CMO, was discovered by Harry W. Diehl. Diehl took a fatty acid, myristoleic acid, and combined it with a fatty alcohol molecule, cetyl alcohol, creating an ester of that fatty acid called cetyl myristoleate. He discovered that it was the presence of this compound in swiss albino mice that prevented them from developing joint problems.* This is the Original Cetyl Myristoleate, discovered by Harry Diehl, "Myristin"; this is his trademarked product, and it is cis-9-cetyl myristoleate. Made and bottled in the United States using ingredients carefully selected from around the world.
Cetyl Myristoleate appears to function in 3 ways: 1) It serves as a surfactant and not only lubricates joints, but also lubricates the entire body, allowing muscles to move more smoothly.* 2) It appears to act as an immune system modulator.* 3) It may function like a fatty acid in the mediation of histamine and leukotrine response.* Research has indicated an overall success rate as high as 88.2%, when used in conjunction with supportive nutrients.