Changed the maximum allowable dosage of substances in food supplements.

Acceptable dose on some vitamins and minerals increased, others reduced considerably.

As previously reported, experts do not see the need for supplements in most cases. Moreover, the fascination with such additives is fraught with health risks. However, they are now in incredible demand. So, in Germany they take 25-30% of all adult citizens. The German Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR) for the first time since 2004 updated data on maximum dosages of vitamins and minerals in food supplements. The new recommendations are published in the Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

Change of maximum dosages based on the latest scientific research. In particular, it was increased the dose of vitamin D from 5 to 20 mcg, selenium – 30 to 45 mg, vitamin C – from 225 to 250 mg. vitamin B6 maximum dose decreased (from 5.4 to 3.5 mg) and folic acid (400 mcg 200).

In the opinion of BfR, in food supplements and the presence of a number of vitamins and minerals: vitamin a, beta-carotene, calcium, zinc, copper, fluorine. The use of such additives easily leads to excess, because quite a lot of them in normal foods.