Arachidonic acid, ARA, a long-chain omega-6 fatty acid, is the principal omega-6 in the brain, representing about 48% of the omega-6 fats in the brain. It is also abundant in other cells throughout the body. Like DHA, ARA is important for proper brain development in infants. It is also a precursor to a group of hormone-like substances called eicosanoids that play a role in immunity, blood clotting and other vital functions in the body.
People obtain ARA by eating foods such as meat, eggs and milk. Like DHA, ARA occurs naturally in breast milk and supports the mental development of infants. A balanced diet will supply healthy levels of ARA.
Production of life'sARA™
ARA oil is manufactured from the fungus Mortierella alpina. Like life'sDHA, life'sARA oil is processed according to strict U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (food) regulations. Derived from a source that is not genetically modified, life'sARA is both Kosher and Halal.