Cetoleic acid, 22:1 n-11, is a very-long-chain monounsaturated omega-11 fatty acid.
It’s considered to be practically insoluble, in water, and relatively neutral.
It’s mostly found in our biofluids.
In the body, cetoleic acid stimulates the synthesis of EPA and DHA from ALA.
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Cetoleic Acid Is An Important Acid
22:1 n-11 is also called cetoleic acid.
It has proven to be an important fatty acid. (source ◳)
Cetoleic acid has shown the ability to stimulate the conversion of the short omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid, ALA (that plant oils are rich in), to the long and healthy omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA and docosahexaenoic acid, DHA. (source ◳)
Cetoleic Acid In Foods
Cetoleic acid is found in animal sources.
It can also found in smaller amounts in vegetable oils from mustard seed and rapeseed. (source ◳)
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