The Australian Bureau of Statistics completed a national survey on Health & Nutrition and found approximately 90% of adults were listed as “Inadequate fruit and/or vegetable intake”. ₁
As a result, due to the decrease of fruit and vegetables in our diets, a common trend has been to supplement the foods with Complementary Medicine to try and replenish the intake of lost nutrients.
Complementary medicines (also known as ‘traditional’ or ‘alternative’ medicines) include vitamin, mineral, herbal, aromatherapy and homoeopathic products; and is a $4.9 billion dollar industry. ₂ People take these supplements to make sure they get enough essential nutrients and to maintain or improve their health. But not everyone needs to take supplements. Read More