“LET MEDICINE BE THY FOOD AND FOOD BE THY MEDICINE.”
- Hippocrates, 400 B.C.
MEDICAL FOOD: YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
The history of medical food as old as humanity itself. Since time immemorial doctors use food for its medical propensities to treat, manage or mitigate symptoms and the causes of the diseases. The similarity of the words “Pharma” and “Farm” is not accidental. Pharma originated on the Farm, as history told us.
Medical Food for the Dietary Management of Diseases as popular as never before. More and more countries successfully implementing the relatively new concept of Dietary Management of specific condition or Targeted Nutrition, in many cases has to be recommended or prescribed by physician, and must to be administrated under his supervision, because balance is not a place of stillness; our needs change day to day, season to season, year to year. Protocols may need to be adjusted, altered or replaced. The global medical foods market size was valued at USD 17.15 billion in 2018.
Medical foods Industry anticipating CAGR of 6.7% over the next eight years. Increasing geriatric population, the burden of chronic diseases, and awareness about clinical nutrition among healthcare professionals and patients are key factors propelling the market growth. Chronically ill patients suffer from nutrient deficiencies owing to adverse effects of the disease or drugs that are used during treatment and medical foods address these nutrient deficiencies, owing to which their demand is rising in the management of chronic health conditions. Constant innovations and new product launches by major manufacturers are also among the significant factors boosting product demand. AMARANTH LIFE SCIENCES PHARMACEUTICAL, INC. with its plethora of products in the pipeline is leading the pack.