Myristic acid is a saturated fatty acid commonly found in animal and vegetable fats that is frequently used in cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, and flavorings. It increases low density lipoprotein cholesterol making it one of the most hypercholesterolemic of the saturated fatty acids.1 Myristic acid ethyl ester is a more hydrophobic form of the free acid. It is a marker of excessive ethanol consumption that can be isolated from the hair of an individual.2
1Hughes, T.A., Heimberg, M., Wang, X., et al. Comparative lipoprotein metabolism of myristate, palmitate, and stearate in normolipidemic men. Metabolism45(9)1108-1118(1996).
2Hartwig, S., Auwärter, V., and Pragst, F.Fatty acid ethyl esters in scalp, public, axillary, beard and body hair as markers for alcohol misuse. Alcohol Alcohol38(2)163-167(2003).
tetradecanoic acid, ethyl ester
A solution in ethanol
in continental US; may vary elsewhere
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