Harry W. Diehl discovered Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) in 1964 in his home laboratory. CMO was his personal, off-duty project while he was employed at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He received a U.S. patent on CMO initially in 1977 (U.S. Patent #4,049,824) and received an entirely new patent in 1996 (U.S. Patent #5,569,676). Mr. Diehl attempted unsuccessfully to attract large pharmaceutical companies, such as Pfizer and Merck, to accept his discovery for research and marketing but they declined, possibly due to rules concerning patents on natural products. Despite owning these two patents, Mr. Diehl was unfamiliar with the marketing of natural products, so, unfortunately, CMO remained unknown to users of natural products until 1996.
EHP Products was founded in 1995 by Elaine Parrish, Mr. Diehl's daughter. Mr. Diehl wanted to assure a way for the astounding discovery of CMO to reach the public in his original oil formula, and Elaine was willing to form a company to distribute his CMO formula, which EHP Products tradenamed Myristin®. In 1996, Mr. Diehl assigned his most recent patent to EHP Products. To this day, EHP Products is the only company in the world to market a 40% CMO softgel.
On January 1, 2018, Botanoceuticals, Inc. acquired EHP Products. EHP Products is now a division of Botanoceuticals, Inc. and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.
EHP Products is proud to have many M.D.'s, D.O.'s, N.D.'s, D.C.'s, D.P.M's, D.V.M's, and other healthcare professionals among its customers. The Myristin® CMO supplement is marketed in the United States and internationally. Our products frequently ship to countries including Canada, United Kingdom, France, Philippine Islands, The Netherlands, South Africa, and Australia.
EHP Products markets other quality dietary supplements such as: Myrist-Aid, Myristin® Topical Cream, CoEnzyme Q10, Grape Seed Extract, Milk Thistle Extract, and Probiotics. We also market Myristin® products for dogs, cats and horses.