Usage of food supplements remains high across Europe, with almost 90% of respondents to a recent survey reporting to using the products, with trust in the reliability of information from brands also high, says a new survey.
A majority of commercially available vitamin supplements in German market significantly exceed daily recommended doses recommended by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), new tests suggest.
Daily consumption of 1.7g of phytosterols by the millions of adults aged 55 and over in the EU with severe hypercholesterolemia could provide healthcare savings of €5.3 billion per year and prevent more than 170,000 hospitalisations.
Supplementation for over 55s offers significant healthcare savings
The trade group Food Supplements Europe (FSE) and UK pro-supplements lobby group Consumers for Health Choice (CHC) take differing views on Europe’s food supplements markets and what is best for them and consumers. We present them here…
UK pharmacy chain Boots and German food supplement association BLL have joined Food Supplements Europe (FSE), formed last year with a membership including DSM, Merck, Herbalife and various national trade groups.
Updated EU regulations on the limits for silicon dioxide and silicate in food supplements have been welcomed by Food Supplements Europe after the members of the trade body spotted an error in legislation.