Where does emu oil come from?
Emu oil is taken from the flightless bird indigenous to Australia, known as the emu. Health Leads’ oil comes from Australian emu’s which are free range and fed on a very healthy diet of natural grain and pasture. The oil is taken from the large pad of fat on the emu’s back and is then refined. Emu’s were designed with this fat to protect them from the hot sun and to help with quick healing. All protein, bacteria and particulate matter are removed from the raw oil by a complex refinement process.
The Australian Aborigines have used emu oil for burns, wounds, bruises, pain relief, bone, muscle, and joint problems.
What is in emu oil?
Mostly emu oil is made up of fatty acids around 70% mono and poly unsaturated. An average batch of our Pure Australian Emu Oil contains the following:
Oleic acid (Omega 9): 45.6%
Palmitic acid: 23.1%
Linoleic acid (Omega-6): 11.7%
Stearic acid: 7.7%
Palmitoleic acid: 5.4%
Alpha-Linolenic acid (Omega-3): 1.6%
Myristic acid: 0.5%
Arachinic acid: 0.05%
Gadoleic acid: 0.05%
What does research say?
Dr P Ghosh at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney and Dr M Whitehouse at University of Adelaide, have reported that emu oil is found to show anti-inflammatory (anti-rheumatic) activity. Dr T Leahey of the Ardmore Arthritis Clinic, Oklahoma has reported very positive results in clinical trials:
“The dramatic results I have observed convinced me that this oil can make an impact on those suffering from arthritis. The advent of this oil has simply changed my practice. The research is impressive. The initial results and potential are so exciting. I’ve begun recommending the use of Emu Oil as part of a regular treatment program for patients. I’ve observed some very surprising results. The oil is very economical compared to regular arthritis medicines, and appears to have fewer side effects. It is very encouraging to find something that may help relieve the suffering associated with arthritis, and it’s very exciting to be a part of my project that may impact the quality of life for so many people.”
The Department of Dermatology, at University of Texas Medical School in Houston have tested emu oil in concentrations of 25%, 75% and 100% and shown that emu oil in concentrations of up to 100% is non-comedogenic, i.e. it does not clog the pores of the skin.
Dr Alexander Zemtsov of Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr Monica Gaddis of Ball Memorial Hospital, and Dr Victor Montalvo-Lugo of Ball Memorial Hospital, have done a study in which eleven human subjects took part in a double-blind clinical study which compared emu oil with mineral oil in texture, skin permeability and moisturizing properties, as well as comedogenicity and irritability to the skin. No irritation to the skin was observed with either oil. However, comedogenicity of emu oil was significantly lower than that of mineral oil, and all subjects stated a unanimous preference for emu oil.
Dr Leigh Hopkins, AEA Oil Standards Team, compared the oil from human skin with emu oil and found that the fatty acid composition is quite similar. In both types of oil, mono-unsaturated oleic acid is the most prevalent fatty acid, followed by palmitic acid, then linoleic acid, which is an EFA (essential fatty acid). This similarity may be one of the factors enabling emu oil to have such a positive action on human skin.
Delivery of your Goods
Most orders are sent by either 1st class Royal Mail or if requested by FedEx or UPS.
We aim to dispatch as many orders as possible if received before 2pm (UK) on the same day.
Next day delivery applies to working days only and is guaranteed if a courier is used for delivery and the order is received before 2pm.
Return of your Goods
We hope you are completely satisfied with our products.
If you have to return a product we have a 30 day guarantee.
We are able to send a return envelope if needed.
We would also like to make our customers aware of The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (United Kingdom).
Under these regulations:
You have the right to cancel your order up to 7 days after receipt of the goods. You may contact us by email, telephone, or letter within the specified period. Reimbursement would be made as soon as possible but within 30 days and include our normal delivery charge if applicable.
Some items, electrical devices, come with their own manufacturer's warranty (e.g. 12 months) this is in addition to the above.
Where goods are deemed to be faulty please return them stating your reason for doing so. Returns should be made to Health Leads UK Ltd., at our usual address, if necessary we will contact you regarding the safe return of the items. Videos and books should remain unopened (sealed). Items returned unopened/unused may be exchanged for goods of the same value, if desired.
Should you require further information about our delivery or returns policy, then please contact us.