Useful information

What is the GMP standard? Standard Criteria for choosing supplements

2020/01/01

Happy new year! Thank you again for following us this year. By the way, as I mentioned in the last column, each Metro Pharmacy store handles Dougl...

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Is the quality of supplements good?

2019/12/01

There are many people who are taking supplements to compensate for missing nutrients or to maintain health and youth. Metropharmacy also handles suppl...

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90% of medicine is additives

2019/11/01

When you hear “additives”, many people have the image of “something bad for the body,” such as preservatives and colorings used in processed foods. ...

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How much will medicine cost with the consumption tax increase?

2019/10/01

As of October, the consumption tax has increased from 8% to 10%. In this tax increase, a new “reduced tax rate” will be established, and “food and...

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If you have trouble taking medicine, consider your posture.

2019/09/01

"I can't take medicine, it's hard to swallow." There are many people who feel that way. As you age, your ability to swallow (swallowing function) wi...

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Where should medicine be stored during the summer?

2019/08/01

Finally the rainy season is over, but the hot days over 30 degrees Celsius are with us. In summer, there are many people who put their cooked food in...

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How long should I take medicine?

2019/07/01

Have you ever wondered how long you should take the medicine you got at the doctor's office or pharmacy? Should I stop taking medicine when my sympt...

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DNA switch “changes destiny”–NHK Special

2019/06/01

An NHK TV Special program discussed "epigenetics" the other day. Epigenetics - Have you heard of it? The NHK TV program introduced it as "DNA switch...

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One out of every five people dies from “an unhealthy diet”?

2019/05/01

As we all know, a healthy diet is essential to maintaining good health. Although, I know, it isn’t easy to improve, I would like to share some inter...

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What is “functional health food” which shows health benefits?

2019/04/01

Drugs naturally have an effect, but some foods can display functionality as "having an effect on health". Yogurt, for example, often features produ...

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