Effects of emu oil and nail fungus .....
There are many natural remedies and products that claim to cure toenail fungus. Based on our experience, the most effective ones include an anti fungal agent and some type of substance that carries the anti fungal agent to permeate the nail. These are known as carrier agents or carrier oils. Essential oils and other anti-fungal agents alone do not have the penetration properties needed to permeate the nail.
Some common carrier agents include petroleum jelly, mineral oil and many types processed from vegetables, animals and fish. Vegetable oils are pressed from the fatty portions such as nuts, seeds, nuts and kernels. In the treatment of toenail fungus, the most effective products will include superior carrier compounds that have a high degree of skin penetrating properties along with agents that have broad spectrum anti-fungal activity.
We have conducted our own studies on the effects of various carrier oils in nail fungus treatments. Our research concludes that emu oil is one of the most efficient carrier oils and penetrates the human skin better than the other carrier oils that we tested. Emu oil allowed the broad spectrum anti-fungus agent and anti-fungal essential oils to kill the nail fungus throughout the nail and in the nail bed. Other carrier oils included in our tests included jojoba oil, olive oil and mineral oil. This coincides with other research on the penetration properties of emu oil.
Emu oil consists of around 70% unsaturated fatty acids and largely includes oleic acid and linoleic acid. The largest part of Emu oil consists of oleic acid, which is believed to be the key substance that can easily penetrate the human skin layers. Emu oil is processed from the fat of the emu bird native to Australia. Fungiban is a nail fungus treatment that includes emu oil as a carrier oil.