In order to expand the healthy life expectancy of its people, the Japanese government points out the importance of putting up measures against the locomotive syndrome, which is said to be the new national problem. The rate of awareness of the locomotive syndrome has increased to nearly 50% for the past five years. In terms of age, more than 50% of women in their 40s know it, and more than 70% of women in their 70s know it.
As research in the locomotive syndrome proceeds, it is found that this syndrome increases the risk of complications of metabolic syndrome, and that there is a causal relationship between cognitive impairment and the locomotive syndrome. As a result, together with preventive sports, the importance of identifying the types of food preventing locomotive syndrome has been increasing, and the research and development for functional food for joints, muscles and bones are accelerating. There is a variety of ingredients for locomotive syndrome - glucosamine, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), chondroitin sulfate, cats claw, non-denatured collagen type 2, amino acid, vitamin K2, boss weblog rear cellar data, black ginger, olive leaf extract, guava polyphenol, mineral complex including collagen, melon extract, muscular grass, astaxanthin, curcumin, midoriikai, SAMe, HMB and so on. As a rank of product categories whose orders are growing, products for locomotive syndrome are ranked third, after products for beauty and beautiful skin and products for dieting. More than 40 types of Foods with Function Claims (FFC) have been already accepted.
Abstract of The Health Industry News