Nutraceutical Products Registration in Japan

Nutraceutical Products Registration in Japan

In the last few decades, there is a growing appreciation for nutraceuticals and dietary supplements' role in Japan to prevent health risks and improve health quality.

In the last 15 years, the Japanese nutraceutical industry, such as dietary supplements and functional foods, grew at an average of 15 percent per year. In 2019, Japan’s health-related food market was the third-largest in the world, with an estimated value of $13.3 billion.

The rise in healthcare costs, coupled with the growing geriatric population, is considered the one prominent reason for the growth of the functional food industry in Japan.

Top reasons to choose Japan market for your nutraceutical product

  • The positive market growth for nutraceuticals and dietary supplements.
  • Easy regulatory process.
  • Huge market size.
    • Increasing aging populations and an increase in intake of health supplements.
    • Increasing awareness of using health products for wellbeing.
    • The country’s fast pace and busy lifestyle make its consumers strongly rely on dietary supplements.

To register your nutraceutical products (Health Foods) in Japan, you need to know the following

  • How are Nutraceuticals regulated in Japan?
  • How are Health Foods classified in Japan?
  • What are the nutraceuticals/dietary supplements/health foods that come under each category?
  • What are the regulations that apply for each category for approval?
  • What are the documents and label requirements to register the nutraceutical product?
  • What are the timelines for approvals? and
  • What is the overall process that is applicable to register your specific product?

Get details on the various categories of nutraceuticals/health foods applications, regulations, requirements, and processes to register in Japan.

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Note: The details presented in the report are intended to help in creating awareness about the regulatory process and requirements for registering Nutraceuticals in Japan. While the report can be considered as an informative resource, it is not being presented as legal guidance, a binding document, or any authoritative report. The information in this report was prepared based on relevant information from the public domain as of the date, however, the regulations and requirements may change with time and it is advisable to refer to current regulations at any given time. It is recommended to confirm the specific details, requirements, and processes applicable to your specific products at a given time before initiating any process of registration.