Translated by Sandy Lau
SAKANA NO CHIKARA, A Fish-Based Supplement Made By Suzuhiro Kamaboko
Written by MATCHA-PR
The secret to a healthy life in Japan was fish?! We interviewed Dr. Ueki about health habits in Japan, fish, and the various uses of fish protein. Learn about SAKANA NO CHIKARA, a supplement that makes it easy to get essential nutrients and peptides.
Make Everyday Life Healthier with Fish
Our friends from abroad often ask us questions like “Japanese people live so long, what’s the secret behind it?” or “Don’t Japanese people always look younger than they are?”
Each time, we would reply with something along these lines of, “Maybe it’s because of the Japanese food we eat?” The truth is that most Japanese aren’t aware of the reasons why many people stay healthy.
That secret was actually hidden in the “power” of fish, a traditional ingredient consumed in Japan since long ago.
We interviewed Dr. Nobuhiko Ueki, nicknamed the “fish professor,” about what makes fish such a nutritious food! Dr. Ueki currently researches the usages of fish protein at Suzuhiro Kamaboko.
The “fish professor,” Dr. Nobuhiko Ueki
“How healthy are Japanese people compared to those from other countries?”
“How does fish have an impact on our health?”
“What should we do in order to utilize the nutritional qualities of fish?”
He will answer all of your questions!
If you’re curious about SAKANA NO CHIKARA, a supplement that makes it easy to get your nutrient intake from fish, please check the link below.
Table of Contents
- 1. Longer Life Expectancy than Other Fish-Eating Countries!
- 2. Higher in Protein than Beef! Nutrients in Meat vs. Fish
- 3. Kamaboko – Highly Digestible and Great for Fish Protein Intake
- 4. Fish Peptide – An Unknown Super Nutrient
- 5. Under 100 Yen a Day! What is SAKANA NO CHIKARA?
- 6. The Sole Product in Japan! Highly Rated Supplements
- 7. Take SAKANA NO CHIKARA for Everyday Health
Longer Life Expectancy than Other Fish-Eating Countries!
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According to Dr. Ueki, one reason behind the health and longevity of Japanese people is the importance of fish in our food culture.
Dr. Ueki tells us, “Data indicates that countries with high seafood consumption have a long life expectancy. Outside of Japan, such countries include Norway and South Korea. It also shows that the development of the child in the womb improves when pregnant women consume fish.”
Fish consumption affects a country’s life expectancy. The chart above displays data from FAOSTAT and World Health Statistics. Data used for seafood supply is from 2007, and for average lifespan from 2009.
Higher in Protein than Beef! Nutrients in Meat vs. Fish
To begin with, protein intake is immensely important for the well-being of humans. Out of all the components that make up a human body, protein accounts for the largest percentage (20%) after water (60%) and is essential for the creation and maintenance of muscles, hair, skin, and bones.
Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan: seventh revised edition (excludes water)
Protein may be strongly associated with meat, but chicken and beef, meats considered to be high in protein, actually have an extremely high percentage of fat. On the other hand, fish contains a high amount of protein but has a low fat content.
According to Dr. Ueki, fish protein is effective in preventing dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and aging. The secret behind why Japanese people look as young as they do may be right here.
Dr. Ueki noted, “However, fish consumption is said to be decreasing even in Japan. This is connected to the popularization of meats, resulting in less opportunities to eat fish even at restaurants.”
Fish consumption is very important for a balanced diet. How can you introduce fish into your everyday meals?
Kamaboko – Highly Digestible and Ideal for Fish Protein Intake
Picture courtesy of Suzuhiro Kamaboko
Dr. Ueki states, “First, when it comes to consuming fish proteins, it’s best to start with kamaboko, made from minced fish paste, rather than raw foods like sashimi or sushi. In particular, the kamaboko from Suzuhiro is made with natural ingredients free of preservatives and chemical additives. Their products are easy to digest and offer a high percentage of protein intake!”
Kamaboko, pureed fish meat, has a higher digestibility than raw fish. Research on the Functionality of Fish-paste Products “Relationship Between Physical Properties and Digestibility of Kamaboko”: Version 100 Bar Graph by Yasuyuki Tsukamasa
The vivid pink and white kamaboko is a traditional Japanese food. It has a nice, chewy texture that can be enjoyed thinly sliced as is or on top of udon. At Suzuhiro, they strive to bring out the chewy texture utilizing the traditional skills of their artisans without the use of additives.
However, what if you find it hard to eat kamaboko every day?
“Supplements that help with fish peptide intake are perfect for those who can't eat fish products every day,“ says Dr. Ueki. What is fish peptide?
Fish Peptide – An Unknown Super Nutrient
Peptide, an intermediate compound between proteins and amino acids, has extremely high efficiency of nutrient intake.
“Fish peptide is a compound made from fish protein with a better percentage of digestive absorption. There are also supplements that are developed with the hope that everyone can readily take fish peptide every day!”
Under 100 Yen a Day! What is SAKANA NO CHIKARA?
SAKANA NO CHIKARA is a supplement that makes it easy to take fish peptides. Suzuhiro Kamaboko, a business established more than 150 years ago in Odawara, developed this product through long years of research and fish processing technology.
|SAKANA NO CHIKARA B Basic|
|Features||Contains a great balance of all 20 amino acid types. A supplement that makes taking fish peptide fast and easy. It is the ideal product to start with!|
|Price||3,500 yen (before tax)|
|SAKANA NO CHIKARA A for Athlete|
|Features||Professional quality with higher absorption speed than the basic type.|
|Price||3,600 yen (before tax)|
|SAKANA NO CHIKARA S for Senior|
|Features||An easy-to-take size per tablet for seniors.|
|Price||3,500 yen (before tax)|
There are three types of SAKANA NO CHIKARA supplements. SAKANA NO CHIKARA B Basic (3,500 yen before tax) is perfect for maintaining everyday health, SAKANA NO CHIKARA A for Athlete (3,600 yen before tax) is made for physically active people, and SAKANA NO CHIKARA S for Senior (3,500 yen before tax) is a small, easy-to-take size for seniors.
The supplement costs under 100 yen per day, even when taking it once per day (10 tablets).
“You can aim for full-body health by taking fish peptide every day with SAKANA NO CHIKARA,” Dr. Ueki comments.
The Only Product of its Kind in Japan! Highly Rated Supplements
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Take a peek into any drugstore in Japan and you’ll see many protein, peptide, and amino acid (a compound finely resolved from peptides) supplements and energy drinks lining the shelves. However, SAKANA NO CHIKARA (*) is the only amino acid product in Japan that uses fish peptide.
What are the advantages to that?
Analysis results by the Japan Food Research Laboratories on fish peptides, wheat: fifth revised version, see the Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan
Dr. Ueki says, “Fish peptide, as well as SAKANA NO CHIKARA, contains a good balance of necessary amino acids that cannot be naturally made by our bodies. When there is a lack of balance, only the lowest amount of amino acids is used, like a partially chipped bucket. In that respect, SAKANA NO CHIKARA is able to effectively use those amino acids.”
Its reasonable price compared to other peptide and amino acid supplements is also appealing and makes it easy to continue taking every day.
“I hope that SAKANA NO CHIKARA, rich in fish nutrients, is helpful to the health of people around the world.”
*Research by Suzuhiro as of September 2020.
Take SAKANA NO CHIKARA for Everyday Health!
SAKANA NO CHIKARA is a product packed with nutrients from fish. It’s great to have it along while traveling or hiking as well as for everyday health.
Value plans are also available and make it possible to purchase this product regularly at 12% off its original price. There are two plans available: Monthly Delivery, which delivers the product once a month, and Bimonthly Delivery, which delivers the product once every two months, so you can make an order based on your own daily lifestyle.
Of course, individual purchases are also possible. Casually introduce this supplement into your routine and aim for a healthy everyday life!
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Sponsored by Suzuhiro Kamaboko