RESEARCH PAPER
Food supplements – analysis of composition and labelling of certain groups of products
 
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Department of Food Safety, National Food and Nutrition Institute, Warsaw, Poland
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Department of Dietetics and Nutrition in Hospitals with Clinic of Metabolic Diseases and Gastroenterology, National Food and Nutrition Institute, Warsaw, Poland
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Katarzyna Stoś   

Powsińska 61/63, Department of Food Safety, National Food and Nutrition Institute, 02-903 Warsaw, Poland Tel.: (22) 55-09-795. Fax: (22) 842-11-03
 
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2010;4(2):145–147
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Food supplements are concentrated sources of vitamins and minerals or other substances with a nutritional or other physiological effect, the purpose of which is to supplement a normal diet. The aim of the study was analysis of the composition and labelling of certain food supplements. The object of the analysis was the documentation of 104 food supplements containing vitamins and/or minerals, or other substances evaluated in 2008 by the National Food and Nutrition Institute The analysis showed that the largest groups of food supplements consisted of products containing plant components, vitamins and minerals. Maximum contents of vitamins and minerals in daily portions of evaluated food supplements did not exceed tolerable upper intake levels. The labelling of 94 % of samples examined according to the monitoring process met the legal requirements.
 
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