North Korean Health Supplements

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Pyongyang, September 1 (KCNA) -- The DPRK is concentrating its efforts on developing health foods.
Public health and biological science research institutions have developed various kinds of specially efficacious health foods.
They are made with natural medicines including Panax schinseng and Ganoderma growing in the northern highland of the country. Among them are anti-radiation honey and eye strain relieving honey. Their everyday administration helps people swiftly relieve from mental and physical fatigue and prevent heart diseases and thrombosis.
Yanggeron manufactured by a folk method with a long history is a sort of tonic which gives youthful vitality to the user.
The nutritive pine flower pills contain materials needed for the human body such as various vitamins, microelements, essential amino acid and polysaccharide which are good for health promotion.
Besides, active nutrient pills, functional health food, and nutritive powder and nutrient jelly, health food complexes, are also popular among the people.
Kumsamsu, Chongjiryong, Chongsinjong, Chonghyolsodangjong, Poganjong, Unicolon and others which are potent for health protection find their way to foreign markets.

Let me start by saying any government that tries to develop food supplements for the benefit of its own people is doing something noble. I do however, believe, that the reason why they call these things "food supplements" is because you need to have food to supplement first. In a nation like North Korea where being poor and starving has been the general fashion statement for a good half century, I'm pretty sure honey that "reduces eye strain" is the last thing they'd really need. But hey, those anti-radiation honey just might get in handy when the people start thinking they'd eat what Korea has lots of - weaponized uranium.

I'm just saying.

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