Salmon provides the antioxidant amino acid taurine, and is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D, and selenium. It is a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus, and vitamin B6.
Salmon contains calcitonin, which is a small protein called a bioactive peptide. It has been shown to increase, regulate and stabilize collagen synthesis in human osteoarthritic cartilage, and it also improves bone density and strength. Calcitonin may be beneficial in the treatment of osteoarthritis and other inflammatory joint conditions.
Omega-3 fatty acids are an unsaturated fatty acid of a kind occurring chiefly in fish oils, with three double bonds at particular positions in the hydrocarbon chain. Salmon contains both long chain fatty acids (EPA and DHA), and these can have a broad scope of health benefits for chronic diseases. Some of these include asthma, ADHD, Alzheimer's, Arthritis, and other inflammatory diseases.