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Food supplements


Food supplements are defined in Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament (transposed to the Spanish legal system by Royal Decree 1487/2009) as “foods the purpose of which is to supplement the normal diet and which consist of strong nutrient concentrations or other substances with a nutritional or physiological effect, alone or in combination, marketed in dose form, that is, capsules, pastilles, tablets, pills and other similar forms, sachets of powder, ampoules of liquid, drop dispensing bottles and other similar forms of liquids and powders designed to be taken in small unit quantities;”

Food supplements should be taken in the daily doses recommended on the product label, and this should not be exceeded.

Food supplements do not replace a balanced diet. A varied diet rich in fruit and vegetables may provide all the nutrients (vitamins and minerals) required.

Tolerable Upper Intake Level for Vitamins and Minerals Assessed by the EFSA.