What Is Epoxyeicosatrienoic Acid, EET (20:3 n-3) & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Bacon contains epoxyeicosatrienoic acid

Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid, EET, 20:3 n-3, is also called eicosatrienoic acid.

It is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid.

It is a nonclassic eicosanoid that is generally short-lived.

Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid is a vital regulator of vascular tone, homeostasis, and to regulate blood vessel formation.

Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid possess several health benefits.

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Synthesized Epoxyeicosatrienoic Acid

Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid can be synthesized from arachidonic acid by certain enzymes. (source )

Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids are involved in the regulation of cell growth, differentiation, inflammation and blood pressure, and are implicated in the pathology of hypertension and thrombosis.

Health Benefits Of Epoxyeicosatrienoic Acid

Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid has several health benefits. (source )

For instance, epoxyeicosatrienoic acid is anti-inflammatory and helpful with seizure control in epilepsy.

Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid is believed to work anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic.

Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid also has protective properties against acute lung injury and ischemia-reperfusion injury.

Despite its protective properties, epoxyeicosatrienoic acid is not available as a drug because of its instability in the presence of oxygen.

Some of the researched-backed claims made on EET can you find in our article Epoxyeicosatrienoic Acid (20:3 n-3): 6 Research-Backed Benefits

Foods You Can Find Epoxyeicosatrienoic Acid, EET, In

You find epoxyeicosatrienoic acid mostly in fats and oils, sausages and luncheon meat, pork, and spices and herbs.

Examples of food sources include

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