"The nutrition supplements tide" was fashionable in the U.S. early, now land in Japan. Before the moment, also had "the wave of healthy food" that was popular with people ever, however, this time of nutrition tide is different from previous.
Before this event, most of supplements such as the victims, healthy medicine were sought after by the middle-aged men who have beer belly, and the office workers who always working exhausted; or healthy food that could alleviate some phenomenon like pain of menopause, muscles weaken. However, the objects of this tide are mainly concentrates in women and a new generation of the young who are fond of losing weight, beauty and body sculpting.
Along with several years, in the U.S. where nutrition supplements are in vogue in the unprecedented, according to investigation, indeed there are nearly sixty percents of adults often take nutrition supplements. At the aspect of treatment in hospital, as well as advocate to use nutrition supplements to instead of drugs treatment. It is said nutrition supplements are involved in most of medicine prescription that give to patients, about 70%, and residue 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, the scale of nutrition supplements of the U.S in 2000 grew rapidly to the approximately 16,730,000,000 dollars.
It is said besides the U.S., there are almost few countries as the U.S., is keen on maintain the body health and cure the disease with nutrition supplements, in fact there are special reasons for nutrition supplements to be fashionable in America, because the number of people suffer from obesity, cancer, heart disease is increasing, those diseases are caused by living environment, diet habits, simultaneously the medical fee is too expensive to afford, force people to find the appropriated ways to avoid the incidence of phenomenon. The acceptance of nutrition supplements that have prevented effect is the inevitable result with people.
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 if the nutrition supplements produce basic on science, and notice the FDA, later the related information about the function of nutrition supplements can be marked on the merchandize.
So, in Japan, the nutrition supplements are in line of food, but in the U.S., FDA classifies as 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. The measure of nutrition supplements that issued by government, can strengthen the nationals' physical body, it compliances with the time development. 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.