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Heneicosanoic Acid (21:0): One Research-Backed Side-Effect

Heneicosanoic acid is a potentially toxic compound.

Heneicosanoic acid is a saturated long-chain fatty acid.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of heneicosanoic acid (21:0) that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.

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Research-Backed Side-Effects Of Heneicosanoic Acid (21:0)

These are some of the potential research-backed side-effects of heneicosanoic acid (21:0).

1. Toxicity Of Nutrients

Heneicosanoic Acid (21:0) - Toxicity Of Nutrients

About this claim

Some micronutrients might become toxic for you if taken too much during a long period in time. It is more common if taking supplements. Also, some fatty acids have the ability to become toxic to various degrees.

Research sources for this claim

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Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator


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 have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!