If you look at the Special Winter edition 2007-2008 Life extension magazine it has all the diagrams and information. Simply put excess
Arachidonic Acid is damaging. This is how it works Consumption of Arachidonic acid-rich foods such as egg yolk, red meat, poultry, dairy products and organ meat, and of course taking it directly leads to a lot of Arachidonic Acid in the body. A lot of Arachidonic acid converts to increased production of 5-Lipoxygenase(5-LOX), which interferes with healthy Cellular divison.) 5-LOX breaks down to eccess accumulation of leukotriene , a pro-inflamatory compound that attacks the joints, arterial wall, and other tissues
There is one supplement out there that inhibits the production of 5-Lipoxygenase so this can be useful.
Fish and olive oils are not recommended because they block the InFlammation and Joint Destruction Arachidonic Acid causes.
These are pure facts!
In defense of Arachidonic Acid, if it works it works. Some one on this board pmed me warnign me not to try it. We have a few logs here that says it working.
Offense of Arachidonic Acid it better work d.a.m.n. like it says and not any less because the side effcts and damage to arterie walls, joints and inflammation are no way the price to pay for two pounds. It better be at least ten pounds. and than you better take a break and get plenty of fish and olive oil in.