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What Is Docosadienoic Acid (22:2) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

Docosadienoic acid, 22:2, is a polyunsaturated conjugated fatty acid.

It belongs to the class of organic compounds known as very-long-chain fatty acids.

It has a role as a metabolite.

A Strong Inhibitor

22:2 is also known as Docosadienoic acid. It is classified as a member of the very long-chain fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. (source )

Docosadienoic acid is a strong inhibitor of DNA polymerases of all 22-fatty acids. (source )

DNA polymerase is an enzyme that synthesizes DNA and carries out crucial functions in many DNA metabolic processes.

Elevated Leaves Of Docosadienoic Acid

Elevated levels of docosadienoic acid in the body appears when there is adequate dietary intake of Linoleic acid, 18:2, and dihomo gamma-linolenic acid, 20:3. (source )

Foods You Can Find Docosadienoic Acid (22:2) In

You find Docosadienoic Acid (22:2) mostly in spices and herb, dairy and egg, nut and seed, and pork products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Yellow Mustard
  • Butter
  • Sunflower Seed Kernels
  • Cheese
  • Cured Bacon
  • Italian Pork Sausage
  • Dry White Cheese

Foods That Contain Docosadienoic Acid (22:2) In Our Nutrition Tool

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