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Is arachidonic acid vegan?

Arachidonic acid is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is arachidonic acid?

Arachidonic acid is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid that is essential for various bodily functions, including muscle growth, brain development, and immune system regulation. It is found in animal-based foods, such as eggs, meat, and fish, and is also produced in the body from linoleic acid. Arachidonic acid plays a critical role in the inflammatory response, which is necessary for healing and tissue repair, but excessive levels may contribute to chronic inflammation and disease. It is also a precursor to important signaling molecules called eicosanoids, which are involved in blood clotting, blood vessel constriction, and immune responses.

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