Halfway between food and medicine; food supplements are very special products. Their definition was established by the European Directive (EU Directive # 2002/46 / EC. Official gazette of 20/03/2006).
Thus the term food supplement refers to foodstuffs:
- whose purpose is to supplement the normal diet
- which constitute a concentrated source of nutrients or other substances
- marketed in the form of doses intended to be taken in small quantities
The nutrients that make up food supplements are varied in nature and fall into four categories:
In Europe, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) assesses the action of nutrients and works for our food safety. EFSA guarantees the merit and accuracy of the claims of food supplements. Laboratoires BIOFAR is committed to comply with European standards and to agree with EFSA to ensure the safety and well-being of its consumers.