October 29, 2012
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Kenja no Shokutaku Double Support
Food for Specified Health Use with Dual Function Suppressing the Absorption of Both Sugars and Lipids, to Launch in Japan for the First Time
- Approved as a Food for Specified Health Use with the double function of suppressing absorption of both sugars and lipids after meals, Kenja no Shokutaku Double Support will be launched nationwide on November 1, 2012.
- Flavorless, odorless powder can be instantly dissolved in hot or cold beverages without affecting its taste or color.
- Single-use stick-type packets are easy to carry, convenient for meals away from home.
Tokyo, Japan -- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President: Taro Iwamoto) has announced the November 1, 2012 launch at drugstores throughout Japan of Kenja no Shokutaku (The Wise Man's Dining) Double Support, approved as a Food for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU)* with the claims of ① Suppressing the absorption of sugars to limit rises in blood glucose levels after a meal; and ② Suppressing the absorption of lipids to limit rises in triglycerides after a meal. This is the first FOSHU launch in Japan to receive approval for the dual function of limiting absorption of both sugars and lipids.
- *Food for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU)：Foods allowed to make specific claims for maintenance or promotion of health based on scientific evidence, approved by the Consumer Affairs Agency.
Information in this news release was current as of the original release date.