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What Is Eicosatrienoic Acid?

Eicosatrienoic acid, 20:3, is an unsaturated fatty acid. It has 20 carbon atoms and 3 double bonds.

Eicosatrienoic acid is a polyunsaturated conjugated fatty acid.

In our body, it represents less than 0.25% of serum phospholipid fatty acids.

Eicosatrienoic Acid Is Rare

20:3 or Eicosatrienoic acid is a rare polyunsaturated fatty acid. (source 🗗)

Oleic acid can be converted in the body to eicosatrienoic acid under special circumstances. (source 🗗)

The Family Of Eicosanoids

Eicosatrienoic acid belongs to the family of eicosanoids. The eicosanoids, when working together, are widely responsible for inducing an inflammatory immune response in the body. (source 🗗)

Where To Find Eicosatrienoic Acid

If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out eicosatrienoic acid .

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