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.
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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|
|Full list of all 4 products containing Arachidonic Acid.|
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|
|Cardiovascular Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|lower total cholesterol levels||lower triglyceride levels|
|Recovery Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|reduce muscle damage|
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.