The overall rating for arachidonic acid is 1.6 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Arachidonic Acid
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Arachidonic Acid Simple Report

  • Supplement: Arachidonic Acid
  • Supplement Category: omega 6 fatty acids
  • Number of Products Containing Arachidonic Acid: 4
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.6 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 22 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 3
  • Number of Claims: 9
  • Effective Dosage Range: 1.5 grams per day

Arachidonic Acid Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for arachidonic acid is 1.6 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for arachidonic acid as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Arachidonic Acid

There are 3 studies in the database on arachidonic acid; the research rating is 22. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for arachidonic acid as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Arachidonic Acid

Products Names Amount of Arachidonic Acid
Cell Swell 50mg
Roadmap Overflow 100mg
Avenge Nitro 200mg
Natty God 100mg
Full list of all 4 products containing Arachidonic Acid.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
decrease body fat
increase muscle mass

Protein Synthesis Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
increase protein synthesis

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
increase strength
improve cycling sprint performance

Hormone Function Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
increase testosterone

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
lower total cholesterol levels
lower triglyceride levels

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
reduce muscle damage

Dosing

The Supplement Database includes 2 studies on arachidonic acid dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 1.5 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Arachidonic Acid.

References

Title of Study
Effect of dietary arachidonic acid supplementation on acute muscle adaptive responses to resistance exercise in trained men: a randomized controlled trial
Effects of Arachidonic Acid Supplementation on Acute Anabolic Signaling and Chronic Functional Performance and Body Composition Adaptations
Effects of arachidonic acid supplementation on training adaptations in resistance-trained males