Arachidonic Acid (AA or ARA)
Arachidonic Acid (AA or ARA) is an omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid, and is the central fatty acid of interest when mentioning the omega-3:6 ratio. Arachidonic acid can be absorbed through a diet rich in poultry, fish, meat and eggs. However; supplementation is essential in order to have high enough levels of ARA to realize performance benefits.
Arachidonic Acid is said to:
- Promote Muscle Protein Synthesis
- Support Muscle Growth
- Promote Athletic Performance and Power Output
Additionally Arachidonic Acid may support memory and cognitive functions.