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Heptanoic Acid (7:0): One Research-Backed Side-Effect

Heptanoic acid is mainly produced to be used in the form of esters for the industry. It may be toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption.

Contact with heptanoic acid may likely burn skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. But heptanoic acid found in foods don’t pose a great risk for toxicity.

Heptanoic acid is a saturated medium-chain fatty acid.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of heptanoic acid (7:0) 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 Heptanoic Acid (7:0)

These are some of the potential research-backed side-effects of heptanoic acid (7:0).

1. Toxicity Of Nutrients

Heptanoic Acid (7:0) - 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!