2017 Company Profiles: EHP Products, Inc.
Look to the Real Diehl for the Gold Standard in CMO
Harry W. Diehl discovered cetyl myristoleate (cmo) in 1964, but as a chemist he did not know about marketing dietary supplements. While he received two patents on his discovery of CMO, one in 1977 and another in 1996, he did not bring the product onto the national health food market himself. Instead, he asked his daughter, Elaine Diehl Parrish to form a company for that purpose. EHP Products was incorporated in 1995 to fulfill Diehl’s dream of making his great discovery available to anyone who wanted it. EHP’s first sales of cetyl myristoleate were in June 1996, so the company now has more than 20 years of experience with CMO.
Today, EHP Products offers a premier specialty line of CMO products. EHP is proud to be the only marketer of 40 percent CMO oil for soft gels, lotion, cream and liquids manufacturers, and to health food stores and physicians in the form of soft gels. EHP’s trademarked name for its CMO products is Myristin.
Myristin soft gels contain 650 mg of cetylated fatty acids and 260 mg of molecular CMO, the most by far of any CMO product available for health food store sales. Myristin soft gels can be accompanied by two companion products, Myrist-Aid and Myristin Topical CMO Cream. Myrist-Aid is a glucosamine/MSM formulation that also contains lecithin and lipase to help with digestion and absorption of CMO. With 5 percent CMO, Myristin Topical Cream contains the most CMO of any cream on the market. The smooth formulation of Myristin Topical Cream in a liposomal base has 0.95 percent menthol. For veterinary care, EHP offers a flavored, chewable tablet with CMO and glucosamine/MSM formulation.
Other CMO products available from EHP are bulk quantities of 40 percent CMO wax, 28 percent CMO in olive oil, 20 percent CMO powder, 10 percent CMO powder and a completely vegetable source 15 percent CMO wax. EHP also offers its 260 mg molecular CMO soft gels and 110 mg CMO powder capsules in small or bulk quantities.
With its 20th anniversary in the rear view mirror, EHP looks forward to growing its role as a worldwide distributor of cetyl myristoleate products. Diehl was employed by the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolic and Digestive Diseases in the Laboratory of Chemistry for 40 years. He discovered more than 500 compounds, including one used by Dr. Salk in developing his polio vaccine. Diehl died after a short illness in Charlottesville, VA on December 22, 1999 at the age of 89. He continued to work on cetyl myristoleate and similar compounds up until the time of his death. He was a tower of strength and he left behind a legacy of hope. He is greatly missed.
• Elaine Diehl Parrish, President