publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

MOST SOLD CATEGORIES FOOD SUPPLEMENTS IN BULGARIAN PHARMACIES - RESEARCH

Elina Petkova1, Kalin Ivanov2;
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  • Published: 08 May 2017
Abstract
The aim of this study is to investigate which are the most sold categories food supplements in Bulgarian pharmacies. The survey covers 820 pharmacies across the country. We have found that the leading category of food supplements is “Immune and digestive health” (41.5%). The second place is for the “Bone and joint health” (12.9%). The “Urology” category (consisted mainly by plant extracts) is about 7.9%. Food supplements in the “Urology” category are not only recommended by pharmacists but often are prescribed by doctors, to improve treatment of kidney stone disease, for prevention of other pathological conditions or for recurrent infections. Others important fo...
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free text keywords: food supplements, safety, vitamins, minerals
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