The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) is the body responsible for verifying the scientific substantiation of health claims.
Many of these compounds form part of the composition of fishery and aquaculture products, such as proteins, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA), vitamins and minerals, and today, we are going to tell you firsthand how they act in our body.
Long chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA)
- There is convincing scientific evidence of the health benefits of fish consumption associated with the intake of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EFSA, 2010):
- It reduces the risk of death from coronary heart disease so that they contribute to the normal functioning of the heart.
- Improved neurodevelopment in infants and young children when fish is eaten by the mother before and during pregnancy.
- Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) helps maintain normal brain function.
- DHA helps maintain normal vision.
Proteins help to increase and maintain muscle mass.
They contribute to the maintenance of bones under normal conditions.
Calcium contributes to normal blood coagulation, normal energy metabolism, normal functioning of muscles and neurotransmission, normal functioning of digestive enzymes, the process of cell division and differentiation, and the maintenance of bones and teeth under normal conditions.
Phosphorus contributes to normal energy metabolism, to the normal functioning of cell membranes, to the maintenance of bones and teeth under normal conditions.
Iron contributes to normal cognitive function (EFSA 2009a), normal energy metabolism, normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, normal transport of oxygen in the body, normal functioning of the immune system, decreases fatigue and fatigue.
Magnesium contributes to reducing fatigue and fatigue, normal energy metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, functioning of muscles, normal protein synthesis, normal psychological function, maintenance of bones and teeth under normal conditions and the process of cell division.
Manganese contributes to normal energy metabolism, bone maintenance and the normal function of connective tissue.
Potassium contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscles, and the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
Selenium contributes to normal spermatogenesis, maintenance of hair and nails under normal conditions, normal functioning of the immune system, normal thyroid function, and protection of cells against oxidative stress.
Niacin (vitamin B3) contributes to normal energy metabolism, normal psychological function, maintenance of skin and mucous membranes under normal conditions, and reduction of fatigue and fatigue.
Vitamins B6 and B12 contribute to the normal synthesis of cysteine, the normal energy metabolism, the normal functioning of the nervous system, the immune system and the formation of red blood cells, homocysteine, normal metabolism of proteins and glycogen, contribute to normal psychological function, and reduce fatigue and fatigue.
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