linolenic acid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n linolenic acid a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid that occurs in some plant oils; an essential fatty acid
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Usage


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Fat is an essential nutrient that provides energy (nine calories per gram), Vitamin E and two essential fatty acids: linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3).
With 44% minimum GLA, SONOVA™ 400 delivers 400 milligrams (mg) of ?-linolenic acid (GLA) per gram (g) of oil.
Arachidonic acid is mostly pro- inflammatory , while dihommo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are anti- inflammatory .
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