Arachidonic Acid, powder (from Mortierella alpina)
Chemical Character: Microbial oil with a high content of arachidonic acid (AA or ARA).
Description: Light yellow to light beige free-flowing powder consisting of spherical particle
Applications: Arachidonic Acid is suitable in particular for enrichment of infant formula and maternal nutrition products where there is a specific need for Arachidonic Acid supplementation.
Composition: The particles contain microencapsulated microbial oil rich in Arachidonic Acid (AA) that is coated with modified starch. Arachidonic Acid powder contains ascorbyl palmitate and vitamin E as antioxidants.
Solubility: Arachidonic Acid powder Dispersible in cold water to form a milky emulsion with good long-term stability.
Potency of powder: (Calculated as triglycerides) Arachidonic Acid: min 10 weight %
AA-Arachidonic Acid Content (count by C20H32O2) >10%
Peroxide value <3 meq/Kg 0.92
Ash <5% 0.45
Moisture <8% 2.11
Heavy metals <0.5 ppm Complies
As <0.5 ppm Complies
Particle-size: 100 -150 mesh
Bulk Density: Approx 0.68g/ml
Packaging: 1 kg foil vacuum pack.(special packaging is available for larger orders.)
Storage: The product should be stored in the tightly closed original packaging in a cool and dry place. The product is sensitive to air, heat and light and should be used as soon as possible after opening.
Shelf Life: 24 months under the condition of airproof and lower than 10oC.
Arachidonic Acid is an unsaturated fatty acid, CH3(CH2)3(CH2CH:CH)4(CH2)3COOH, that is essential for growth in mammals. It can be synthesized from linoleic acid.
Arachidonic acid acts as a precursor to several biologically active compounds, including prostaglandins, and plays an important role in membrane production and fat metabolism. The release of arachidonic acid from membrane phospholipids is triggered by certain hormones.
Note: The above analysises are typical guides. They are not to be construed as being specifications.