Tetradecylthioacetic Acid (TTA) - Glossary

Tetradecylthioacetic Acid (TTA)

A sulfur-substituted fatty acid analog with hypolipidemic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.  TTA is an activator of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors, and increases mitochondrial beta-oxidation (the process of oxidizing fatty acids for energy).  Not coincidentally, TTA is used as an ingredient in various weight loss supplements, although its efficacy in humans has not been studied.

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