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Slovakia softens regulatory stance on CBD supplement use

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Slovakia softens regulatory stance on CBD supplement use

By Will Chu

Slovakia looks to have eased its stance on cannabidiol (CBD) use as the country’s government deletes it from a list of psychotropic ingredients, essentially classing CBD as a non-regulated substance.

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Inside Europe’s booming and chaotic CBD market

By Shane Starling

Europe’s cannabidiol food and supplements market was on display at a recent CBD expo in Berlin, with CBD supplement and cosmetic manufacturers reporting impressive margins in a controversial category defined by booming sales and baffling regulations.

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Synthetic chili pepper extract gets EFSA approval

By Will Chu

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) finds no safety concerns with the Novel Food (NF) phenylcapsaicin, a synthetic chemical compound of the chili pepper extract capsaicin.

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Expert view: How diet reversed my depression

By Nikki Cutler

A plant-based nutritionist revealed at Vitafood last week how changing her diet reversed the depression that caused chronic health issues throughout her childhood.

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