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Arachidonic Acid

Arachidonic Acid

Origin: Animal sources such as meat and eggs or synthesized from linoleic acid. It can also be found in peanut oil.

Also Known As:  



5,8,11,14-all-cis-Eicosatetraenoic acid

all-cis-5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid


Overview: Arachidonic acid is a conditionally essential fatty acid. It is responsible for muscle inflammation which is why it is widely sold as a bodybuilding supplement. The body synthesizes it into inflammatory molecules which also helps heal and restore the function of damaged tissues.

Its main active components include prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and thromboxanes. These are responsible for immune function, smooth muscle contraction, and blood clotting.

Common Dosage: 1 gram to 1.5 grams per day


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