Why Use AEA Certified Fully Refined Oil?
Uniquely Emu Products, Inc. only sells AEA Certified Fully Refined Emu Oil, which is suitable for pharmaceutical, medical, and cosmetic uses.
Why Use AEA Certified Fully Refined Emu Oil & Answers To Other Common Emu Oil Questions:
AEA Certified Fully Refined emu oil is pure emu oil that has been tested at the time of processing by an AOCS (American Oil Chemist Society) certified chemist and has been proven by scientific analysis to meet the stringent specifications for Grade A Fully Refined Emu Oil as required by the Emu Oil Trade Rules. This well- documented certification process ensures that the pure emu oil has achieved the specifications and that a sample is held in storage for each batch. Only pure emu oil that has gone through this stringent evaluation process can legitimately carry the AEA certification seal.
The trade rules were established by the American Emu Association under the advisement and consultation of members of the American Oil Chemist Society. These rules were modeled after trade rules established by other natural oil industries, such as soybean, cottonseed, rice oil and so forth. These well-defined trade rules help the buyer know what grade of pure oil that they are purchasing. The Emu Oil Trade Rules are divided into three different grades, Crude Emu Oil, Once Refined Emu Oil and Fully Refined Emu Oil. The Emu Oil Trade Rules are defined and displayed here.
Pure Emu Oil that has been properly processed and has met the stringent specifications listed in the Emu Oil Trade Rules for Fully Refined Emu Oil.
This Fully Refined designation or specification for pure emu oil is primarily for the safety of the consumer. If moisture is above the 0.10% level, bacteria will have a tendency to grow. By removing the peroxide and free fatty acids, other contamination components will be removed, for example; hormones, toxic metals, pesticides, viruses and infections (e-coli, salmonella for example that may have contaminated the raw material at the animal processing plants). By testing certain fatty acids it can be verified that the oil is truly emu oil and not cut or adulterated with some other types of oils.
Danger only exists when the pure emu oil is to be used on the human skin or is to be taken orally. If the pure emu oil is not Fully Refined, there is risk that the oil is contaminated or has not been sterilized. To be assured that you are purchasing Fully Refined Emu Oil, always look for the AEA Certification Seal on every bottle of Emu Oil that you buy. If the AEA Certification seal is not exhibited on the bottle of pure emu oil that you purchase, then you are merely taking the word of the seller that the grade of emu oil is what they are claiming.
The University of Massachusetts studied the anti-inflammatory effects of white emu oil compared to yellow emu oil and found no differences in the anti-inflammatory activities of the emu oil.
The University of Massachusetts compared the anti-inflammatory activity of the American crude emu oil and the Australian crude emu oil and found no differences. In the past, the American Emu Association gathered crude emu oil samples from 9 countries around the world, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand. These samples were gathered, tested and compared to the fatty acid analysis of American emu oil and the findings were that there are no significant differences in crude emu oil regardless of the country of origin.
From AEA studies, the feed was found to affect the color of the emu oil, but the feed does not affect the trans-dermal and anti-inflammatory activity.
Emus are different from many animals in that their body temperature is so high that medication and worming is not normally necessary. The emu is a very hearty animal that appears to be immune to most diseases that affect other livestock in America. The typical American farmer does not normally use any antibiotics on their farm-raised emus as it is unnecessary and there hasn't been sufficient research performed to identify the responsiveness of an emu to antibiotics. The typical American emu farmer does not use growth hormones or steroids on their farm raised emus as the feed industry has developed superior natural feeds that closely match the nutrition that the emu requires to obtain maximum weight and production.
Emu oil pricing is determined by the analytical analysis of the emu oil to be sold and, as in all commodities, market supply and demand. The analytical analysis of the grade of emu oil to be sold will correspond to one of the Trade Rule specifications designated by the American Emu Association in the Emu Oil Trade Rules.
Emu Oil Grade Price Comparison
Crude Emu Oil
Least Expensive; Requires further processing before being utilized in cosmetics, pharmaceutical uses or for the manufacturing of dietary supplements due to the possibility of impurities; Suitable for use in soap making and animal feed products.
Once Refined Emu Oil
Mid-Range Pricing; Requires further processing before being utilized most cosmetic applications, pharmaceutical uses or for the manufacturing of dietary supplements due to the possibility of impurities; Suitable for soap making applications, industrial use, and some topical uses.
Fully Refined Pure Emu Oil
Premium Pricing; No further processing required; Food-grade oil suitable for cosmetic, medical, pharmaceutical uses and for the manufacturing of dietary supplements.