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A small clinical trial found that eating fatty fish high in omega-3 such as salmon twice a week for six months reduced asthma symptoms and reduced bronchial inflammation by 14 units in children.
The children in the omega-3 group eating fish twice a week also had a significant reduction in medication use compared to children in the control group.
Fatty fish is rich in EPA and DHA, which can inhibit cyclooxygenase and lipo-oxygenase enzyme activity, and also decrease pro-inflammatory mediators that play a role in asthma.
Cool. I have asthma but usually never have breathing problems, only mucus problems, except for when I’m sick. I supplement ~6g fish oil/day, but haven’t noticed a correlation here. I’ve tried N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine for mucus, which works, but always puts my mind into a really weird and bizarre state and feel like I’m getting sick (itching, fever), so I don’t know what to do about it. Also tried Singulair (montelukast) for weeks but didn’t work either. I’m pretty certain it’s a serotonin problem for me. When I’m in a good state in my life, I never have problems. Anxiety is a trigger, but when I’m on an 5HT1A agonist and remembering to keep calm during high-intensity exercise, I’m fine without restrictions and medications.