Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any reason not to use Blue-Emu Super Strength on a daily basis for long periods of time? It works great.Daily use of Blue-Emu Super Strength is perfectly ok. Most of the ingredients like Emu oil, aloe Vera, MSM, and glucosamine are all natural and are found in our diet or are compounds our bodies already make.
My cat knocked my blue-emu jar and the dog ate ¾ of it. Will it hurt my dog and what do I need to watch for? Your dog is not the first pet (cat or dog) to eat a jar of Blue-Emu. Some people use it on their pet to increase coat shine and of course some pets will lick most of it off. Your dog should be ok as there are no dangerous components in the jar formula. Emu oil, glucosamine, aloe, and MSM are all natural. He was probably after the emu oil which is a fatty acid that works like a pet magnet. Monitor your pet closely. Make sure he drinks plenty of water and encourage him to eat. Watch for any extreme changes in behavior. Call the vet if he becomes listless, won’t eat or drink or seem lethargic.
It is from shellfish.
Glucosamine sulfate is an amino acid polymer that combines with sodium or potassium (depending on how it is prepared) and with sulfate (SO4). Neither glucosamine, nor sulfate, are allergenic components. Glucosamine sulfate is not known to cause allergy reactions. Glucosamine sulfate is an existing component in the human body, mainly in the connective tissues. When obtained for use in dietary supplements, glucosamine sulfate is commonly derived from shellfish, such as crabs, where it is present as chitin in the shell materials. If it were poorly prepared, persons with shellfish allergy (the allergy is mainly to the muscle portion that is eaten rather than the shell) might have to worry about taking this product.
However, purification of the glucosamine sulfate in the standard processing used for dietary supplements makes it safe for virtually everyone with a shellfish allergy problem.
Please check with your healthcare provider if you are concerned about a possible allergic reaction.
Yes, our Blue-Emu products are gluten free.
Emu oil is a natural, omega rich oil refined from the fat, a food co-product obtained when the bird is processed for its lean red meat.
Transdermal properties means that emu oil transports products quickly through the skin, getting ingredients to the source of the problem, allowing over-the-counter (OTC) and cosmetic products to work better. Many products contain phospholipids, which make absorption more difficult. Absence of phospholipids makes emu oil highly penetrating and allows it to absorb through the skin more easily.
Pure Emu Oil that has been properly processed and has met the stringent specifications listed in the Fully Refined Trade Rules for moisture content below 0.10%, Peroxide (oxidation component) below 2 and Free Fatty Acid (oxidation component) below 0.10 %.
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).
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. This past year, 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.
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, cotton seed, 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. These Emu Oil Trade Rules are defined and displayed on the AEA website at http://www.aea-emu.org.