Mead acid, 20:3 n-9, is also called Eicosatrienoic acid. It’s a polyunsaturated, omega-9 fatty acid. If you have a deficiency of essential fatty acids, you can get an elevated presence of mead acid in the blood.
You can find mead acid in large quantities in cartilage.
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How Mead Acid Works
Mead acid is known as an unusual fatty acid that accumulates during dietary essential fatty acid insufficiency. (source ◳)
Essential fatty acid deficiency is a metabolic condition related to cancer development. (source ◳)