An animal study has shown that alkylglycerols from shark liver oil provide a profound boost to the digestive immune system, not only boosting lymphocytes in the small intestine by 40% but also boosting the number of warrior type lymphocytes that knock out viral infection.

This study is important for several reasons. During aging, the digestive immune system begins to lose competence, often piling up old immune cells with little vigor or ability to get much done. The fact that alkylglycerols can dramatically boost desirable types of immune cells is quite encouraging.

Secondly, during the cold and flu season every person will be exposed to airborne pathogens. When you breathe this in, you swallow, and now they are in your digestive tract. If your digestive tract’s immune system is competent, it takes care of the problem and you never notice. Clearly, alkylglycerols help boost digestive immune competence.