OLEINIC ACID , also called omega-9 acid, is one of the fatty acids belonging to the group of unsaturated fatty acids. It is a monounsaturated fatty acid, which means that it has one double bond between carbon atoms in its chemical structure. Omega 9 is widespread in nature and is found in a variety of foods. You will find it in olive oil, sesame oil, walnut oil, avocado oil and others.
Oleic acid is an important component of the diet and has a beneficial effect on human health. It reduces LDL cholesterol, i.e. “bad” cholesterol in the blood. At the same time increases the level of HDL cholesterol, i.e. “good” cholesterol. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant effects and may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
With regard to athletes, oleic acid plays an important role in their diet, as it can help increase the aerobic capacity of the body, which is especially important for endurance sports such as long-distance running, triathlon or cycling.
Dosage: 500-1000 mg per day.