Cetyl myristoleate was discovered by the late Harry Diehl, a research chemist at the National Institute of Health (NIH). In addition to isolating cetyl myristoleate and more than 500 other first-time compounds, Diehl is also known for discovering a method for synthesizing the unique sugar form used in the preparation of Dr. Jonas Salk’s oral polio vaccine.
But what about the mouse? Well, during Diehl's research on arthritis, he discovered that he was unable to induce arthritis in a particular species of Swiss albino mice. He theorized that these particular mice carried a special trait that helped prevent the onset of arthritis—and he eventually was able to isolate cetyl myristoleate as the secret compound.
With it's unique molecular structure, cetyl myristoleate acts in four unique and beneficial ways to enhance joint health and performance: • First, cetyl myristoleate helps to regulate or “calm down” the body’s immune response to joint irritation—enhancing joint recovery and minimizing damage from pain and stress-inducing activities. • Second, cetyl myristoleate acts as an anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce the symptoms of inflammatory arthritis and other conditions in which inflammation can slow recovery, further tissue damage, increase pain and restrict motion. • Third, cetyl myristoleate stimulates joint lubrication to help relieve stiffness and improve joint mobility and range of motion. • Fourth, it has been seen to work in plantar fasciitis and seems to act as a natural lubricant for tendon sheaths. • And finally, cetyl myristoleate has an analgesic or “pain-killing” effect that reduces joint pain and raises your level of comfort. CM Plex® System CM Plex® supports joint health with a proprietary blend of cetyl myristate, cetyl myristoleate, and other cetyl esters. These compounds have been shown to help increase mobility by penetrating and hydrating the joints. CM Plex is available in both cream and soft gels. The cream and softgels work together synergistically. The cream provides additional moisturizing benefits, while the softgels offer additional ingredients for internalized nutritional support.