Omega-3 is a very important fatty acid, which unfortunately our body can’t produce. Of course many foods like nuts, plant oils, seafood and flaxseeds contain it. The intake of that acid is an important part of the cell membrane and is associated with a lower risk of several diseases.
Nowadays with Covid-19 infecting people, the intake of essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, is something that people just can’t ignore.
We have to pay more attention to our health and to look for any possible way to boost our immune system. One of them is simply to eat healthy food.
But sometimes we can’t receive the necessary quantity of all micro and macro nutrients and minerals just from our meals. Therefore it is good to take food supplements additionally.
That fish oil enhances antiviral response by inducing interferon (IFN) which inhibits viral replication.
Also omega-3 FA produces less pro-inflammatory cytokines, so increasing its intake in the diet or supplementation can decrease viral entry, promote better immune function, and decrease severity among those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Lot of studies point that out.
One of them even concluded that omega-3 FAs could be a potential antimicrobial food supplement with little potential for drug resistance. However, the use of these fatty acids as antimicrobial agents has not received much attention in clinical medicine over the world.
What is the safety dosage?
Most health organizations recommend that the minimum intake should be between 250 -500 mg in combination with DHA and EPA. However, best is to consult with your doctor and nutritionist. Every organism is different and has different needs.
What are the side’s effects?
There are some side effects that may occur in case of overdosing, allergies or other reasons.
Here is a brief list of them: fishy breath or taste in your mouth; loose stools; upset stomach, nausea. In case you experience some of them – contact your doctor.
Regardless how useful food supplements can be – have in mind they do not replace regular eating. Healthy and balanced diet includes a lot of water, sports and healthy food.
Author: Donka Staykova