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Mead Acid (20:3 n-9): One Research-Backed Benefit

Studies have shown that mead acid may have a beneficial physiological role in umbilical cord vessels and cartilage, but how is still unknown.

Mead acid has shown to effectively reduce inflammatory diseases.

Mead acid is a polyunsaturated omega-9 fatty acid.

In this article we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of mead acid (20:3 n-9) 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 Beneficial Claims Of Mead Acid (20:3 n-9)

These are some of the potential research-backed health benefits of mead acid (20:3 n-9).

1. Inflammation

Mead Acid (20:3 n-9) - Inflammation

About this claim

Consuming foods that are bad for you can cause chronic inflammations. Research shows some nutrients that might be beneficial for you when battling inflammation. Some nutrients possess inhibitory and anti-inflammatory functions.

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!