Gaia Goodall is an American researcher, author, and the founder of OMEGAPoint.org that discusses natural supplementation, especially Omega-3s. As a vegan and a natural supplementation scientist, Ms. Goodall is fascinated mainly by Omega-3 and how a plant-based diet can provide this fatty acid to people instead of its primary source in fish-oil supplements.
Her main goal is to find the best plant-based foods that can provide enough Omega-3s supplements. She poured her years of research on https://omegapoint.org/ into helping vegans and vegetarian people aware of a plant-based diet that delivers DHA, ALA, and EPA.
“Omega-3 fatty acids are present in the fish oil supplements, and being a vegan, it was necessary to find plant-based alternatives. This in-depth research helped me to learn more and find the best plant-based Omega-3s supplements”, Gaia added. The comprehensive guides under the news section https://omegapoint.org/modules/news/ act as a sitemap helping users find the required information. The list is constantly updated, but as for now, it covers the health benefits of Omega-3, including its potential activity against COVID-19 virus, the origin of Omega-3, how much Omega-3 intake we need in a day, and comparisons on the amount of this fatty acid in different food resources.
Can Omega-3 Cure COVID-19?
The short answer is no. However, scientific evidence supports Omega-3 and other PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids) as potential co-therapy against COVID-19. Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), have an anti-inflammatory effect that could help ICU (intensive care unit) patients. A literature study by Pei-Chen Chang et al. in 2020 (1) stated that n-3 PUFAs have an immunomodulation effect that strengthens innate immunity. N-3 PUFAs, especially EPA, have shown an effect in treating mood. A further study is needed if Omega-3 can be a recommended nutraceutical to maintain mental and physical wellbeing during this pandemic.
Currently, 2 clinical trials are going on the effect of Omega-3s on SARS-CoV-2 infection. The first one is KD Pharma and SLA Pharma’s collaboration with their new gastro-resistant capsule, EPAspire, that contains highly purified eicosapentaenoic acid-free fatty acid (EPA-FFA). Based on their previous data, EPAspire suppresses the expression of inflammatory cytokines believed to contribute to the progression of COVID-19 symptoms.
The second trial by the Kerecis and National Hospital of Iceland, perform randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical studies to examine the efficacy of Kerecis Omega3 Viruxide on COVID-19 patients. As a virucidal and bactericidal system that has been used in multiple countries with positive outcomes, Italian doctors sprayed it on oral and nasal cavities of patients with early onset of COVID-19, preventing the disease progression. Professor Giuseppe Noches, MD, has claimed to have used the spray on 70 patients and has seen some auspicious results.
Gaia Goodall is an American author, researcher, and runner of the OMEGAPoint.org. She provides natural supplementation information, especially Omega-3s, through her site covering Omega-3s benefits, effects on COVID-19, foods associated with Omega-3, and much more.
Find out more about her scientific interest here, https://omegapoint.org/gaia/.
(1) Jane Pei-Chen Chang, J., Pariante, Carmine M., Sua, KP. Omega-3 fatty acids in the psychological and physiological resilience against COVID-19. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.plefa.2020.102177.
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