Are Blue-Emu Products Considered Effective by Experts?


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As of 2015, the FDA finds no scientific proof of the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of treatment with Blue-Emu, according to WebMD. Its ranking is at bottom of the FDA Effectiveness Levels, indicating insufficient evidence to prove that it is effective.

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The FDA does not regulate the sale of Blue-Emu oil. Therefore, it can be sold with no proof of effectiveness or safety. WebMD warns that the safety of Blu-Emu oil is unknown and that scientific information about the range of doses for Blu-Emu oil is inconclusive.

About.com reports a 1998 study by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery that suggests lotions containing emu oil may promote wound healing. A mixture of emu oil, vitamin E and an unknown botanical oil applied to the skin of rats who had undergone surgery improved healing and helped reduce inflammation. About.com also reports a study, published in 2004, that found emu oil alleviated wound inflammation and healing in scalded rats.

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