Our bodies are soley built of and powered by what we eat and drink. In this section, we examine the types of nutrients acquired through food and the roles they play, as well as how Japanese peoples’ dietary habits and nutrient intake are changing with the times.
Nutrition: an essential component of good health
At Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, our approach to contributing to human health not only encompasses restoring the health of sick people, which is the goal of our pharmaceutical products, but also helping healthy people stay healthy. We believe that we can make our highest contribution by combining pharmaceutical products with nutrition to maintain daily wellness. As the current generation faces the positive prospect of an extended healthy life expectancy, combined with the challenge of the decrease in the birth rate and the aging of the population (trends seen in Japan), and the associated increasing medical burden that these bring, we have selected exercise and nutrition, and women’s health as our areas of focus.
Nutrition for all situations
The nutrition your body needs varies depending on what you’re doing and your stage in life.
Here, we provide advice on the essential nutrients for various situations, such as those to support the safe and enjoyable continuation of sports and exercise, and those for maintaining and improving women’s health.
Editorial supervision: Yuki Sugishima, Associate Professor, Shigakkan University,
Faculty of Wellness, Department of Nutrition
Nutrition to support
women’s health Editorial supervision: Mihoko Akiyoshi, Associate Professor, Bunkyo University,
Faculty of Health and Nutrition, Department of Registered Dietitians
Useful health information related to nutrition
- Protect yourself from heat disorders
- Facts about dietary fiber
- Everything you need to know about GI
- Jump start your brain with a well-balanced breakfast
- Vitamins & Minerals Q&A
- BCAA helps maintain exercise performance
- Sports Nutrition Web (Sports Nutrition and Dietitian Japanʼs website, in Japanese)
Learn more about the findings of Saga Nutraceuticals Research Institute, the first private clinical exercise and nutrition research facility, as well as Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s main research findings on nutrition.
Here we introduce various Otsuka nutritional products developed based on scientific principles
For many years, Otsuka has run educational campaigns and events to promote awareness of the importance of nutrition, focusing on functional foods and drinks that have been developed based on scientific evidence, to maintain and improve health.