"The wave of nutrition supplements", that ever brought about stir, now succeeds in entering into Japanese families. It is distinguish from previous "healthy food tide" that was favorite with consumers.
Before this tide, the used scope of supplements is only limited in the crowed of middle-aged men who take on the symptom of high blood pressure, and people with large pressure, and these nutrition supplements usually are victims or healthy medicine; or some of healthy food that can ease the pain of menopause for women and decline the risk of muscles weaken. But the fans of this time of tide mainly are female and the young people who are keen on losing weight, beauty and body sculpting.
Since a few years, in America where nutrition supplements are popular with people in the unprecedented, according to investigation, actually the proportion of adults use nutrition supplements accounts for sixty percents. In the treatment of hospital, patients are suggested to take nutrition supplements to take the place of drugs, to keep health. It is reported that now in America, doctors give the guidance in the medicine prescription to patients, nutrition supplements account for 70%, and 30% are drugs. Know from the survey, nutrition supplement are met with a warm reception in the U.S. About the item, doctors use nutrition supplements generally in the treatment, doctors are not in exception in European countries or areas.
Under the survey of some magazine, purely in America, the market sales of nutrition supplements increasingly to the nearly 16,730,000,000 dollars in 2000.
It is said there are not many countries to like America can be so enthusiastic on carrying out health management and treatment with nutrition supplements, in fact there are special reasons for nutrition supplements to be fashionable in America, as due to living surroundings and diet habits, proportion of encountering overweight, cancer, and heart disease is getting grow, then the medical expense growth increasingly, force people to find the appropriated ways to avoid the incidence of phenomenon. Because of its prevented feature, nutrition supplements can be favored by people, that is an inevitable result.
The implementation of DSHEA in 1994, directly accelerate the advanced step of nutrition supplements. Before the act was issued, Food and Drug Administration of the U.S. usually controlled with strictly to functional description of nutrition supplements. However once the act has effected, only the produced process of nutrition supplements confirms to the science, and later to inform the FDA, then the manufacturers can print the introductions of nutrition supplements on the merchandize.
Therefore, in Japan the nutrition supplements belong to the scope of food, and nutrition supplements in America being between food and medicine.
Oct 1994, the former U.S. President Bill Clinton said at the moment when signed the act, "the diet is very significance for nationals with their lifestyle and life, meanwhile they also focus on this issue. In order to improve nationals' health, the action of formulating the act about nutrition supplements is followed with developed trend." The words of Clinton accelerated nutrition supplements' development, improve the popularity of nutrition supplements in the mind of Americans.
Another reason is high medical expense that caused by different healthy insurance systems.