Additive of substances other than vitamins and minerals in food supplements is not specifically regulated in the EU. Many countries have therefore developed national rules on such additives. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has now taken steps for a Norwegian regulation on food supplements easier and more transparent. As part of the development of new regulation, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority has had the risk associated with 44 different substances and microorganisms often used in dietary and energy drinks assessed. Potential negative consequences have been investigated, - not potential positive health effects.
Amongst the substances that have been assessed are ia.: betaalanine, D-Glukurono-γ-lakton, D-ribose, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), glycine, inositol, inulin, isoflavone, coenzyme Q10, caffeine, collagen from fish skin, conjugated linoleic acids, creatine and many more.
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