Frequently Asked Questions

If CM8 is so effective, why isn’t it in every pain medication?

Cetyl Myristoleate is very expensive to make and the ingredients that blend to make CM8 are relatively scarce. This affects both traditional pain remedy markets.

  1. Drug companies- The big Drug Companies are not interested in manufacturing a product unless they can enjoy “exclusivity” of ingredients to control the pricing of the drug. The ingredients of CetylMyristoleate are found in nature, and as an all-natural compound, they could not be granted a “product” patent, which meant that there would not be any exclusivity, thus eliminating the prospects of huge profits.
  2. All Natural Supplements- It costs about 20 times as much to produce Cetyl Myristoleate as it does Glucosamine. By adding CM8 to their product, any existing Glucosamine-based remedies would have to increase their price substantially or accept a tremendously reduced profit margin.

Who produces Cetyl Myristoleate and where is it made?

CM8 is produced in both Canada and the United States, by the family of the late Dr. Harry Diehl.

I’d like to start taking Cetyl Myristoleate?

Alone and by itself, Cetyl Myristoleate does not break down well in the body. Therefore, it is not really advisable to take it as a stand alone remedy. It needs to be combined with a proper combination of enzymes that allow your body to break it down. That way it stays in the body, to take care of arthritis inflammation. You would want to feed it into your body in In the proper combination and dosage. Also, it seems to “pair” well with Glucosamine.

Where can I obtain Cetyl Myristoleate?

The best place to find CM8 is in a product that economizes the effects of Cetyl Myristoleate by blending it with other ingredients to maximize its benefits. Although there may be other products on the market by the time you read this, the most impressive to date is Flexcin.

Is all CM8 authentic and genuine? Are there knockoffs I should be aware of?

The term CM8 are protected by Trademark. If it says CM8, it is authentic. For further clarification, please see the page entitled CM8 vs. CMO

Is CM8 found in any other products?

Since its primary use is as an arthritis deterrent, it does not have any, commercial applications, although our doctors and researchers are constantly seeking other possible applications in combination with other ingredients. It can be found in lotion form in a product called Motion Lotion.

What is the molecular formula of cetyl myristoleate?

It is C3OH58O2 and its molecular mass is 450.78 g/mol.

How come I’ve never heard of CM8 until now?

From the time it was discovered in the early 60’s, by Mr. Diehl developed arthritis himself and created a patch to self-medicate, the product “sat on the shelf” and remained unknown. Both the death of Dr. Diehl in the mid 90’s as well as a major paper published by the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (the journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association and the American Chemical Society) brought it back into the spotlight. However, it still needed to be “formulated” into an effective everyday product, which happened in the year 2000 with the introduction of Flexcinw/CM8. Some 10 years later, Flexcin International, Inc. is now the largest of all the natural pain remedy manufacturers in the USA, and the awareness of CM8 is growing exponentially.

Does CM8 have any side effects or cause a reaction to any other medications?


Is cetyl myristoleate found in nature?

Yes, Cetyl Myristoleate is now known to exist in sperm whale oil and in a small gland in the male beaver. Since there is hardly a worldwide supply from these very limited natural sources, part of Dr. Diehl’s success was in developing a method for making Cetyl Myristoleate in the lab by the esterification of myristoleic acid.