One of the main causes of death in patients with COVID-19 is multiorgan failure due to the immune system going into overdrive and causing a cytokine storm. Omega-3 is known to produce less pre-inflammatory cytokines. Theoretically increasing the intake of omega-3 could promote better immune function and potentially decrease the severity of the immune response in those diagnosed with COVID-19.
Not recommended due to a lack of any completed clinical trials.
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Current clinical trials
- “COVID-19 Anosmia Study”
- “Cod Liver Oil for Covid-19 Prevention Study”
- “The Effect of Omega -3 Supplements on the Serum Levels of ACE/ACE2 Ratio as a Potential Key in Cardiovascular Disease and COVID-19; A Randomized Clinical Trial in the Covid-19 Uninfected Jordanian People”
- “Omega-3, Nigella Sativa, Indian Costus, Quinine, Anise Seed, Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice, Artemisinin, Febrifugine on Immunity of Patients With (COVID-19)”
- “Resolving Inflammatory Storm in COVID-19 Patients by Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids”