Arachidonic acid is found in foods such as poultry, animal organs and meat, fish, seafood and eggs. Interestingly enough it's a chemical messenger first released by your muscles during intense weight training, that controls the core physiological response to exercise and regulates the intensity of all growth signals to follow.
Arachidonic Acid (ARA) levels seem to decline with age, making it ideal to supplement with it to keep levels elevated. ARA has been around for years but like with any compound that has potential, it's becoming increasingly sought after.
A study has shown ARA supplementation led to significantly greater increases in lean body mass, bench press 1RM, and power output than placebo. The rat experiment showed that ARA led to a significant reduction in AMPK and GSK-3β activation when ARA was combined with exercise as compared to the other groups.
There aren't many studies done on ARA but there definitely is something to be said for a compound that may potentially have a host of benefits to not only improve lifts but positively effect body composition. Increased strength and performance equate to greater gains. Some users indicated extreme pumps utilizing ARA, making this a must have for those seeking "the pump".
Indeed more studies are needed to illustrate the true nature of ARA but with that being said, a dose of 1500mg has been shown to do the trick – Potentially. ARA is non hormonal, making it a greater choice for individuals avoiding anabolics.