The European Commission (EC) intends to authorise for the first time a health claim arising from the combined effects of a number of substances, in a decision that affects firms backing the synergistic effect of nutrients in their products.
Tapping into the trend for botanicals and local, artisan ingredients, Greek juice company Bfresh Spitiko adds mastic from Chios, Greek mountain tea and chamomile to its lemon, pomegranate and apple juices.
The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) combination of Astragalus membranaceus and Angelica sinensis called Danggui Buxue Tang may shorten running times and boost iron levels during recovery, suggests a new study.
DNA metabarcoding can be used to test for Echinacea and other species in highly processed and multi-ingredient herbal products, recent research suggests, adding to current approaches used in botanical identification.
Italy has published a decree clarifying herbal substances and preparation use in food supplements updating last year’s consolidated list submitted to the European commission (EC), which combined the Italian and Belfrit list.
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Latvia has published a draft regulation concerning plants, plant parts and other substances for consumer use, as it seeks to clarify how firms can use these ingredients in food supplements, tea, syrup, and other products.
Patients are often not willing to disclose the use of dietary supplements and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs to doctors or laboratory staff, often resulting in inaccurate lab test results, a research paper warns.