GERMANY – NEW MAXIMUM LEVELS FOR VITAMINS AND MINERALS

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has published new maximum amounts for the safe use of vitamins and minerals in food supplements. The indicated levels apply to persons from 15 years of age. In the publication the established values are further explained and substantiated. Though it must be stressed that the proposed values concern a mere recommendation and as such higher levels do not preclude commercialization in Germany. The levels may however serve as a marker for the safe use of the concerned nutrients in food supplements.

Höchstmengen für Vitamine und Mineralstoffe in NahrungsergänzungsmittelnGerman (English summary)