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SAMET SERTTAŞ: CORONAVIRUS INCREASED THE USE OF FOOD SUPPLEMENTS

Samet Serttaş, President of Food Supplement and Nutrition Association (GTBD), said that the confidence in food supplements has increased during the coronavirus process.”

Serttaş said, “According to the results of our survey in 12 provinces, the rate of those who stated that they used food supplements to increase their immunity during the coronavirus period was 71 percent. The rate of those who stated that they trusted more in food supplements during this period was 37 percent.”

A survey by the Food Supplement and Nutrition Association (GTBD) revealed that the use of food supplements has increased in the coronavirus process. While 71 percent of the respondents stated that they used food supplements to increase their immunity during the coronavirus period, 37 percent said they trusted more than food supplements during this period. On the subject, GTDB President Samet Serttaş made evaluations.

Evaluating the survey of ‘Food Supplement Use and Eating Habits Measurement’, commissioned to Nielsen by GTBD, Serttaş explained, “We conducted a survey in order to observe the change of food supplement use and dietary habits in 12 cities on top of metropolitan regions during the coronavirus period. 600 hundred people over 18 were respondents. According to the result of the survey conducted in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Bursa, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Kayseri, Malatya, Samsun, Trabzon and Edirne between 23-25 ​​April, 71 percent of the respondents received food supplements to increase their immunity during the coronavirus period and 37 percent said they trusted more in food supplements during this period.”

Serttaş also emphasized that 29 percent of those who used food supplements in the past 12 months received food supplements more frequently during the epidemic period.

“According to these results, 1 out of 4 people use food supplements to increase their immunity during the coronavirus period. It is seen that the rate of those who use food supplements to increase their immunity in this period is significantly higher in women compared to men. Vitamins C and B2 rank first among the food supplements used against coronavirus,” Serttaş concluded.

Some results of the survey were also explained as follows:

52 percent of the participants have used food supplements in the last 12 months. The use of food supplements is higher in women than in men. 55 percent of the participants mostly use food supplements during the winter season. The rate of those who use regular food supplements in all seasons is 26 percent. Vitamins C and B12 are the primary foods consumed as food supplements in the last 12 months.

Source: www.winally.com

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