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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