Supplement use in Germany is taking people over tolerable upper intake limits in only a few cases involving magnesium, calcium and zinc, and this largely applies to elderly individuals, according to a survey.
Used in cigarette filters, as a corrosive, pigment and in the manufacture of rubber and concrete, zinc forms like zinc oxide and zinc suphate are also important nutrients for physiological wellbeing. And 18 new European Union health claims – the most...
Given the maturity of the market for calcium supplements and calcium-fortified foods and beverages, there is a surprising amount of innovation both in raw ingredients and finished products, say market experts.
The Alliance for Natural Health Europe (ANH-EU) has slammed a recent UK National Health Service (NHS) report which questioned the effectiveness of most food supplements as the statement of an increasingly politically motivated body.
Dietary calcium occurs in combination with traces of other minerals that have a positive synergistic effect – unlike synthetic calcium used in many supplements, says Marigot, which says the results of a recent meta-analysis balancing bone benefits against...
The reality of the recently finalised Food Supplements Directive (FSD) positive list for vitamins and minerals is kicking in, as ingredients suppliers and supplements manufacturers reformulate to meet the Directive’s requirements.
A meeting held yesterday in Dublin has confirmed European Commission/European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientific safety substantiation principles in the setting of maximum permitted levels (MPLs) for vitamins and minerals in food supplements.
The UK has made public its response to the EC discussion document
on vitamin and mineral levels, in which it adheres strongly to the
approach of its Export Group on Vitamins and Minerals (EMV) and
recommends it be applied to the EU...
The board of the UK's Food Standards Agency yesterday agreed the
draft response to the EC discussion document on vitamin and mineral
levels with only minor changes, paving the way to approval of the
final response by government...
The directors of the consumer group, Consumers For Health Choice
(CHC), have released their final version of the comments submitted
to the European Commission regarding the Maximum and Minimum
Permitted Levels for Vitamins and Minerals...
Consumers must be able to make an informed choice about the
vitamins and minerals they consume in supplements and functional
foods, FSA stakeholders stressed at the first of two meetings to
help the agency formulate a response to...
A small number of supplements on the UK market have been found by
authorities to contain amounts of iron, manganese or zinc above
levels recommended by experts, said the Food Standards Agency
China's massive drive to reduce the damage done by vitamin and
mineral deficiency, particularly to children, is paying rich
dividends for its economy, say children's charity UNICEF and the
Chinese Ministry of Health.
Leiner Health Products, a leading manufacturer of store brand
vitamins, minerals, and nutritional supplements, has seen a solid
financial performance in the first quarter of fiscal 2005 as its
new capital structure came into play.
A significant percentage of men take dietary supplements such as
vitamins, minerals and herbs to prevent prostate cancer, despite a
lack of evidence that they work, according to the findings of a new
study by the Fox Chase Cancer...
A lack of basic vitamins and minerals is damaging the health of
one-third of the world's people and holding back the economic
development of virtually every country in the southern hemisphere,
claims a new report presented to...
Taking large doses of popular mineral and vitamin supplements over
a long period of time can have a major impact on health, according
to a recent report. A case where a teenager increased the
recommended dosage of zinc supplements...
Insufficient intake of minerals iron, zinc and calcium in the diet
can lead to unhealthy increases in cadmium uptake in the kidney and
liver, according to scientists from the USDA's Agricultural
News that nutritional supplements such as vitamin E may be able to
stop prostate cancer before it starts has been praised as
"tremendously significant" by scientists, according to Foods
for the Future.
The decision this week to remove a provision from the proposed US
Farm Bill which would have made nutritional supplements more widely
available to those people with the lowest incomes has been strongly
criticised by industry association...