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What Is Adrenic Acid (22:4) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

Adrenic acid, AdA, 22:4, is also known as Docosatetraenoic acid.

It’s a naturally occurring polyunsaturated conjugated fatty acid.

Adrenic acid is vital for the brain.

Adrenic Acid In The Blood

Adrenic acid is a very long-chain fatty acid. (source )

Adrenic acid can be found in blood and myelin tissue. (source )

Adrenic Acid, Needed For The Brain

Adrenic acid is the third most abundant fatty acids in an adult brain. (source )

But one of the most abundant fatty acids in an infant's brain. (source )

And is especially needed for neural tissue development. (source )

Foods You Can Find Adrenic Acid, AdA (22:4) In

You find Adrenic Acid, AdA (22:4) mostly in american indian and alaska native food, poultry, spices and herb, sausage and luncheon meat products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Bearded Seal Oil
  • Beluga Oil
  • Spotted Seal Oil
  • Turkey Breast
  • Ground Cloves
  • Pork Sausage
  • Cured Bacon

Foods That Contain Adrenic Acid, AdA (22:4) In Our Nutrition Tool

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Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain Adrenic Acid, AdA (22:4).

Sara Niemelä

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Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.