Nearly 10,000 nutritional supplements circulated in Vietnam: Ministry

Nearly 10,000 nutritional supplements are being circulated in the country and 40 percent of them are imports.

The Ministry of Health released the news at a seminar themed “Nutritional supplements: Role in prevention and management and orientation in future” on November 30.

The ministry’s Vietnam Food Administration said that within 10 recent years, growing number of variety of nutritional supplements has been announced in Vietnam.

Consumption of these supplements goes up gradually. Accordingly, as many as 1,800 producers and distributors have been licensed in the country.

The administration also noticed management of these nutritional supplements. There are many problems in management of nutritional supplements, especially with many people taking part in a multi-level selling system and exaggerating the use of the supplements.

In addition, the health watchdogs can’t control the quality, prices and content of these supplements.

By Tuong Lam - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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