"The nutrition supplements tide" was fashionable in the U.S. early, now land in Japan. It is distinguish from previous "healthy food tide" that was favorite with consumers.
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. 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.
Along with several years, in the U.S. where nutrition supplements are in vogue in the unprecedented, through survey, 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 reported that now in America, doctors give the guidance in the medicine prescription to patients, nutrition supplements account for 70%, and 30% are drugs. Learn from the above investigation, the United State has been a country that uses nutrition supplements generally. 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, however, nutrition supplements can be so popular with nationals, there exist special reasons, 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. Because of its prevented feature, nutrition supplements can be favored by people, that is an inevitable result.
There is another measure to speed up the development of US's nutrition supplements, it is DSHEA that issued in 1994. Before the act was issued, Food and Drug Administration of the U.S. usually controlled with strictly to functional description of nutrition supplements. But after issuing the act, 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.
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. In order to improve nationals' health, the action of formulating the act about nutrition supplements is followed with developed trend." With the words of Clinton, nutrition supplements develop faster, promote the image of nutrition supplements in the view of customers.
Of course, a variety of healthy insurance systems cause high medical fee that also speed up the development of supplements.