Celadrin, which also stands for ‘cetylated fatty acids’ is a name given to a proprietary blend of fatty acid carbons. These fatty acids are also esterified. Celadrin is marketed by the same name as a topical analgesic ointment and also as gel capsules.
The gel capsules come with the proprietary blend of fatty acids, soybean oil, olive oil, glycerine, and gelatin as the main ingredients. The topical ointment, on the other hand, comes with the proprietary blend of fatty acids, glycerine, benzyl alcohol, olive oil, lecithin, peppermint oil, water, menthol and a host of other alcohols and oils as the primary ingredients.
Though the composition of the proprietary blend of fatty acids is generally unknown, some sources indicate that it is a mix of palmitate, laurate, palmitoleate, oleate, myristate, and myristoleate.
• These are the same fatty acids that are found in the membrane that covers a cell. This membrane is composed of two fatty acid layers and also includes certain proteins and phosphorous.
• The purpose of the membrane is to protect the cell’s cytoplasm.
• The fatty acids that make up the membrane produce chemical signals in order to interact with other cells.
The uses of Celadrin
Celadrin has been observed to have an effect on certain medical conditions.
• A study conducted by the Journal of Rheumatology found that the fatty acids in Celadrin were able to offer reinforcement and protection to the cells found in joints. This, in turn, provides healing to the cell membranes that are damaged. It was also noted that Celadrin was able to increase the fluidity of the membranes by helping the fatty acids inside move around more easily. The increased fluidity allowed the cells to stay intact when faced with joint pressure or stress. Celadrin also prevented the damaged cells from triggering an immune system response, which is the main factor behind the swelling and pain that comes with arthritis.
• Another human study found that a Celadrin based treatment for one week improved the functionality of people affected by arthritis of the elbow, wrist, and knee. It was also effective in minimizing pain.
• A comparative study between Celadrin treatment and placebo, found that Celadrin was much more effective in improving the overall functionality of patients affected by osteoarthritis of the knee. It also improved the knee’s range of motion.
The recommended dosage for Celadrin is a thousand milligrams per day.
So far, no known side effects to Celadrin have been observed or recorded. Most doctors and medical experts support its use. However, children below the age of two must not consume Celadrin. It is also best to talk to your doctor about the appropriate dosage and usage.