1. What is Emu Oil?
Emu Oil is a natural product rich in essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9), vitamin E, antioxidants and other healing, anti-inflammatory and health promoting ingredients. The oil is a natural by-product obtained from the fat of the Emu when the Emu is processed for its healthy red meat.
2. Has the oil used in Emuphoria products been approved for purity or safety by a credible organisation?
The Emu Oil used in the manufacturing of the Emuphoria Ziva product range is certified by the SA Buro of Standards and conforms to South African, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or AQIS rules and regulations.
3. As a consumer why should I opt for Emuphoria skin care products instead of other skin care products?
Emuphoria products contain high quality Emu Oil, a natural product, rich in Vitamin E, antioxidants, fatty acids and other healing, anti-inflammatory and health promoting ingredients. Recent research and laboratory tests have highlighted the many characteristics of the oil that contribute to its effective treatment of a variety of ailments as well as its moisturising and skin rejuvenating capabilities.
4. What are some of the health benefits of the products?
- Emu Oil is a natural product like tea tree oil or aloe vera;
- It has skin penetrating properties because of the high presence of Oleic acids;
- It contains natural moisturising agents;
- It promotes the growth of natural collagen content;
- It is non-comedogenic – therefore does not clog pores;
- It contains anti-inflammatory ingredients;
- It is anti-bacterial and contains no steroids, hormones or bacterium;
- The oil is non-irritating – equal to water;
- Contains lecithin and natural antioxidants;
- It is a rich source of Vitamin E;
- It contains essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9); and
- has healing properties.
5. How long does it take for one to see the health benefits of Emu Oil?
Although some benefits of Emu Oil, such as itsEmu Oil moisturising capabilities will be experienced immediately, the true health and wellness benefits will become apparent between three weeks and two months of on-going use. Most often the body’s levels of antioxidants, fatty acids and other active ingredients in Emu Oil are very low. The first step is to correct the balance of the active ingredients in the body, before the full health and wellness benefits of Emu Oil will be experienced.
6. What are Omega 3 fatty acids and why should I take it as a supplement?
Omega 3 fatty acids contribute to increasing the concentration of good cholesterol while decreasing the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. As such, Omega 3 fatty acids contribute to a healthy heart.
7. What is Omega 6 and why should I take it as a supplement?
Omega 6 or Linoleic is an essential fatty acid, which means the body cannot produce it and it must therefore be obtained as part of the diet. Linoleic acid contributes to the production of prostagladins, substances found in every cell and essential to the body’s overall health maintenance. Linoleic acid also eases muscle aches and joint pains.
8. What is Omega 7 and why should I take it as a supplement?
Palmitoleic acid: Palmitoleic Acid is a mono unsaturated oil and is a highly effective anti-oxidant. It is found in the sebum particularly in youth, but diminishes with the ageing process. The fatty acid is also a component of skin fat. It has highly emollient qualities and slight sunscreen properties.
9. What is Omega 9 and why should I take it as a supplement?
Omega 9 fatty acids or oleic acid helps to transport the bio-active components within the oil through the skin. Oleic acid also aids in lowering blood cholesterol levels.
10. What are anti-oxidants and what purpose do they serve?
An anti-oxidant is a chemical compound that prevents chemical damage to cellular components.
11. Is Emu Oil a “tissue oil”?
Emu Oil contains Vitamin E and is therefore a tissue oil, but with a lot of extra benefits.
12. Are Emu Oil Capsules / HG Oil better than, for instance, Flaxseed oil?
There are many excellent sources from which the diet can be supplemented with essential fatty acids. Flaxseed oil is a good source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. However, flaxseed oil does not contain the same level of anti-inflammatory components found in Emu Oil. Various scientific studies have shown that essential fatty acids obtained from Emu or fish are significantly better than plant derived oils in the treatment of inflammation and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). The most probable reason for this is probably that these oils have the correct balance of compounds.
13. Why can we use Emu Oil on burn wounds when the application of oil or fat is not normally recommended as part of the treatment?
The main contributing factor to the effectiveness of Emu Oil in treating burn wounds is its anti-inflammatory characteristics which also contribute to reduction of scar tissue in burn wounds.
Emu Oil also aids healing in burn wounds, by providing adequate moisturise and lubrication.
14. Why is Emu Oil so effective in combating lifestyle ailments?
Emu Oil is rich in Vitamin E, anti-oxidants, fatty acids and other healing, anti-inflammatory and health promoting ingredients all essential ingredients in combating the effects of stress and modern day life. In particular, Emu Oil is rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids, which cannot be produced by the human body.
Essential fatty acids are used by the body to manufacture enzymes and hormones, as well as the hormone-like substance called prostagladins which regulate heart rate, blood pressure, blood clotting, fertility and immune functions.
Essential fatty acids are also needed to maintain cell walls in the body, impacting on the body’s ability to maintain itself.
15. Why and how does Emu Oil counter pigmentation, wrinkles and scars?
The absence of phospholipids combined with the high content of oleic acid makes Emu Oil highly penetrable and an ideal carrier for the active compounds that moisturise, rejuvenate the skin and combat inflammation.
Emu Oil also contains essential fatty acids which are needed in the maintenance of cell walls.
The anti-inflammatory characteristic of the oil reduces the formation of scar tissue in epitheliaside wounds.
16. Does Emu Oil contain a natural sunscreen?
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids increases the skins tolerance to sunburn.
17. The oil solidifies in winter. What should you do to return it to its liquid state?
It is natural for the oil to solidify in cold conditions. It is recommended that you gently warm the oil in your hand (using body temperature) to its liquid state.