How to distinguish between health foods and medicines?

Update:23-03-2019
Summary:

The most fundamental difference between food and medici […]

The most fundamental difference between food and medicine is that health foods have no definitive therapeutic effect, can not be used to treat diseases, and only have health care functions. The easiest way to distinguish between health care products and medicines is to find the “approval number” on the package of the medicine when you buy the medicine. The approval number of the medicine begins with “National Medicine Standard” and the approval of health products. The symbol begins with “National Food and Health Words” or “× Wei Shi Jian Zi (where × represents a certain area).

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