Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Last review completed on
February 7th, 2021
Therapy Description

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.

Clinical Circumstances
Level of Evidence
= Supporting use article = Neutral Article  = Contradicting use article

Step 1 - In vitro SARS CoV-1/2 and MERS-CoV Step 2 - In vivo MERS-CoV Step 3 - In vivo SARS CoV-2
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