Fatty acids promote the uptake of other nutrients, serve as fuel for energy and as building block of cell membranes and nerve tissue. Also fat feedstock for the production of prostaglandins and related substances. These hormone-like substances help to many processes in the body to regulate. They are involved in the hormone and cholesterol metabolism, blood pressure, immune function, blood clotting and cell division.
The quality of fatty acids is determined by many factors, from harvest to final product. Intensive monitoring and surveillance of the quality of the raw materials are a prerequisite for high quality products on the market. The packaging is important because fat oxidation relatively quickly.