EFSA Approved Dietary Ingredients

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EFSA Approved Dietary Ingredients

Key Takeaways

  • Copper can be used for immunity, beauty, and energy related health conditions.
  • Zinc can be used for immunity, beauty, bones, and eye related health conditions.
  • Different vitamins are useful for immunity, beauty, bones, energy, eye health, and menopause related health conditions.

Introduction

Following research contains a list of dietary ingredients approved by EFSA for the health/physical conditions of immunity, beauty, bones, pregnancy, energy, eye health, digestive health, gut health, brain performance, and menopause.

Ingredients for Immunity

  • Copper
    • Copper contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Folate
    • Folate contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Iron
    • Iron contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Selenium
    • Selenium contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Vitamin A
    • Vitamin A contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Vitamin B12
    • Vitamin B12 contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Vitamin B6
    • Vitamin B6 contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin C contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise.
    • It also contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Vitamin D
    • Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
    • It also contributes to the normal function of the immune system in children.
  • Zinc
    • Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

Ingredients for Beauty

  • Biotin
    • Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes.
    • It also contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.
    • Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair.
  • Copper
    • Copper contributes to normal hair pigmentation.
    • It also contributes to normal skin pigmentation.
  • Iodine
    • Iodine contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.
  • Niacin
    • Niacin contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes.
    • It also contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
    • Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes.
    • It also contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.
  • Vitamin A
    • Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes.
    • It also contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.
  • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin.
  • Selenium
    • Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal hair.
    • It also contributes to the maintenance of normal nails.
  • Zinc
    • Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.
    • It contributes to the maintenance of normal hair.
    • Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal nails.

Ingredients for Bones

  • Calcium
    • Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones.
    • It is also needed for the maintenance of normal teeth.
  • Magnesium
    • Magnesium contributes to the maintenance of normal bones.
  • Manganese
    • Manganese contributes to the maintenance of normal bones.
  • Phosphorus
    • Phosphorus contributes to the maintenance of normal bones.
    • It contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth.
  • Protein
    • Protein contributes to the maintenance of normal bones.
  • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones.
  • Vitamin D
    • Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones.
    • It also contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth.
  • Vitamin K
    • Vitamin K contributes to the maintenance of normal bones.
  • Zinc
    • Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal bones.

Ingredients for Pregnancy

  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
    • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the fetus and breastfed infants.
    • It also contributes to the normal development of the eye of the fetus and breastfed infants.
  • Folic Acid
    • Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing fetus.
  • Folate
    • Folate contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.

Ingredients for Energy

  • Biotin
    • Biotin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Calcium
    • Calcium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions
    • Carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions contribute to the maintenance of endurance performance during prolonged endurance exercise.
    • They also enhance the absorption of water during physical exercise.
  • Copper
    • Copper contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Glucomannan (konjac mannan)
    • Glucomannan in the context of an energy restricted diet contributes to weight loss.
  • Iodine
    • Iodine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Iron
    • Iron contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Magnesium
    • Magnesium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Manganese
    • Manganese contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Niacin
    • Niacin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Pantothenic acid
    • Pantothenic acid contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Phosphorus
    • Phosphorus contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
    • Riboflavin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Thiamine
    • Thiamine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Vitamin B12
    • Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Vitamin B6
    • Vitamin B6 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin C contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
  • Slowly digestible starch
    • Consumption of products high in slowly digestible starch (SDS) raises blood glucose concentration less after a meal compared to products low in SDS.

Ingredients for Eye Health

Ingredients for Digestive Health

  • Calcium
    • Calcium contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes.
  • Chloride
    • Chloride contributes to normal digestion by production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
  • Lactase enzyme
    • Lactase enzyme improves lactose digestion in individuals who have difficulty digesting lactose.
  • Live yoghurt cultures
    • Live cultures in yoghurt or fermented milk improve lactose digestion of the product in individuals who have difficulty digesting lactose.
  • Resistant starch
    • Replacing digestible starches with resistant starch in a meal contributes to a reduction in the blood glucose rise after that meal.
  • Non-digestible carbohydrates
    • Consumption of foods/drinks containing <name of all used non-digestible carbohydrates> instead of sugars induces a lower blood glucose rise after their consumption compared to sugar-containing foods/drinks.
  • Slowly digestible starch
    • Consumption of products high in slowly digestible starch (SDS) raises blood glucose concentration less after a meal compared to products low in SDS.

Ingredients for Gut Health

  • Activated charcoal
    • Activated charcoal contributes to reducing excessive flatulence after eating.
  • Lactulose
    • Lactulose contributes to an acceleration of intestinal transit.
  • Wheat bran fibre
    • Wheat bran fibre contributes to an acceleration of intestinal transit.

Ingredients for Brain Performance

Ingredients for Menopause

  • Calcium and Vitamin D
    • Calcium and vitamin D help to reduce the loss of bone mineral in post-menopausal women. Low bone mineral density is a risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures.

Research Strategy

For this research on EFSA approved dietary ingredients, we utilized the attached document as the sole source. The attached document contained an exhaustive list of all the dietary ingredients approved and disapproved by the EFSA. The health/physical conditions were cross-checked through the document to find the relevant approved dietary ingredients. Dietary ingredients that were unauthorized were neglected.

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