Dietary supplements

David Josphat

Sagana Town, Kenya

18% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

David Josphat

Location

Sagana Town, Kenya

On-time repayments

18 monthly installments  •  67%

About Me

My name is David ,I am a teacher by profession . Meanwhile , I have been researching on alternative natural remedies in treating both my mother's and my sister's ailments . There has been great progress and many other people have also befitted .

The use of herbal medicines and phytonutrients or nutraceuticals continues to expand rapidly across the world with many people now resorting to these products for treatment of various health challenges in different national healthcare settings (WHO, 2004). This past decade has obviously witnessed a tremendous surge in acceptance and public interest in natural therapies both in developing and developed countries

It is estimated that up to four billion people (representing 80% of the world’s population) living in the developing world rely on herbal medicinal products as a primary source of healthcare and traditional medical practice which involves the use of herbs is viewed as an integral part of the culture in those communities (Mukherjee, 2002; Bodeker et al., 2005; Bandaranayake, 2006).

My Business

My business was born out of the need to deal with my mother's sickness . It led me to research alternative remedies for chronic ailments mainly through use of nutrients, herbs and essential oils and nutrition ,which gradually eliminated my mother's ailments

Many people are now able, to access food nutrients , herbs and essential oils , which they could not access before and are now living a better life.

Now my mother has acquired a clientele who have benefited from the products which she used.

My mother and I make revenues of 300 dollars per month and has an expenditure of 100 dollars per month

Project Proposal

Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, probiotics, herbs, and amino acids. They come in many forms — like pills, powders, liquids, and bars — that you can eat or drink.

Many people take dietary supplements to fill in the nutritional gaps in their diet. Others supplement in hopes of preventing disease or achieving specific wellness goals.

Supplementing may help you by: providing nutrients you can’t get from your diet, increasing your levels of nutrients if you have deficiencies,
supporting overall and specific wellness goals, complementing mainstream medical treatment plans, offering alternative therapeutic options

Some 50 essential nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, cofactors, essential amino acids, and essential fatty acids) were identified. Recommended daily intakes for those nutrients were also developed. The recommendations proved valuable in eliminating acute nutrient deficiency diseases.

During the past decades, focus has shifted to the role of diet and nutrition in long-term health. Nutrition has shown to play a role in the long-term health of heart, bones, joints, eyes, nervous system, and immune system.

Nutrition and vitamin supplement sales are a big pill to swallow – and a profitable one, say health care market researchers. According to Hamacher Resource Group, supplement market value in the retail sector reached almost $7 billion in the U.S. and is forecast to reach $278 billion by 2024.

Last year, supplements were among the top three independent pharmacy revenue makers. And, nearly 78 percent of U.S. consumers reported that they believe dietary supplements complement healthier lifestyles.

Persoanlly I expect to make 800 dollrs per month

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$123.72

Date disbursed

Apr 24, 2022

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $9.90

Optional expediting fee: $14.84

Backers

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

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