Also food supplements should be conducted on their postulated benefit through clinical trials according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) to ensure credibility and protection of data.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), established by the EU under the General Food Law – Regulation 178/2002 – assesses scientific evidence before a health claim can be authorised. Health claims are approved by the European Commission and the FDA. Only after approval may a claim be added to label the packaging of food supplements.
You can read about the difference between dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals here.
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