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Food supplements in Central and Eestern European countries.

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dc.contributor.author Stoimenova, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-30T09:42:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-30T09:42:06Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05
dc.identifier.citation Stoimenova, A. Food supplements in Central and Eestern European countries. - Acta Medica Bulgarica, 37, 2010, № 1, 71-77. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0324-1750
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10861/299
dc.description Address for correspondence: Assena Stoimenova, M.Sc.Pharm., Ph.D. Department of social pharmacy Faculty of pharmacy Medical University – Sofi a 2 Dunav, Str. 1000 Sofi a e-mail: assena_stoimenova@mail.bg en_US
dc.description.abstract The consumption of food supplements, functional foods and beverages is constantly increasing. The increase of the different segments of the market varies from 5 to 15%. Worldwide, the most dynamic food supplement markets are the ones in United States, European Union (EU), China, India and Japan. In recent years, the economics of Central and Eastern European countries (Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia) have shown signifi cant development which also refl ects the food supplement market. The article outlines the main tendencies in the development of food supplement markets in Central and Eastern European countries as one of the most dynamic segments of the EU food supplements market. Market drivers, business trends in the industry and market prospects are discussed. The food supplement market in Eastern European countries is dominated by the multivitamin market and mineral supplement. Other food supplements with signifi cant consumption are various combination products, vitamin C, vitamin B, tonics and child-specifi c preparations. Plant-based food supplement are less used. The common interest for development of regulated and stable markets of food supplements with the efforts of regulators, manufacturers, distributors, medical specialists and consumers would further develop food supplements markets for the benefi t of the consumers. Consumer and medical specialists’ education is needed in order to balance the safety of food supplements with the free market concept. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Централна медицинска библиотека, МУ София / Central Medical Library - MU Sofia en_US
dc.subject food supplement, dietary supplement, vitamins, market, Eastern Europe, Bulgaria en_US
dc.title Food supplements in Central and Eestern European countries. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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  • Acta Medica Bulgarica
    Многопрофилно списание, излизащо само на английски език. Съдържа авторски статии от водещи български медицински специалисти, отразяващи върховите постижения на българската медицина наука и практика. Публикуват се материали, отразяващи резултати от експериментални проучвания, клиника и казуистика. Излиза 2 пъти годишно. ISSN:0324-1750

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