Omega 3 Fish Oil and the Immune System

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each day, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:

Fish Oils and the Immune System

A huge and ever-expanding body of reliable scientific evidence consistently indicates that the fish oils work to promote a stable immune system. All of the evidence points in the same direction: fish oils promote the optimal balance between the production of compounds that stimulate hyper-reactivity of the human immune system and the production of compounds that ensure optimal effective responses. In other words, this modulating activity of fish oils promotes a normal, healthy immune response. This conclusion was confirmed by the results of a study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The researchers confirmed that the higher the concentration of fatty acids found in fish oil you consume, the more well-balanced your immune system will become.25

Tomorrow’s topic: Fish Oils and Healthy Skin

25. Ferrucci L, Cherubini A, Bandinelli S, Bartali B, Corsi A, Lauretani F, Martin A, Andres-Lacueva C, Senin U, Guralnik JM. Relationship of plasma polyunsaturated fatty acids to circulating inflammatory markers. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2006;91:439-446.

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