While fish oil is best known for protecting heart health by helping quell the inflammation that drives cardiovascular disease, at the Amen Clinics we have been using fish oil for it’s amazing brain benefits for years! Now there is new research reveals that it may also rev up the immune system, according to a new study published in Journal of Leukocyte Biology.
Researchers at Michigan State University report that fish oil high in the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) appears to increase activity of certain antibodies, as well as B cells, a type of white blood cell that plays a key role in immunity. This discovery suggests that fish oil may have particular benefits for people with weak immune systems.
While the study was in mice, several previous human studies have identified other intriguing benefits of fish oil, including these: