Tag Archives: dietarysupplements

Probiotics and prebiotics — is there any difference?

Often, food advertisements have the following phrases: “enriched with probiotic” or “contains prebiotics.” These two words differ in only one letter, but is there any meaning behind this different spelling? According to WHO definition probiotics are nonpathogenic to human bacteria that have antagonistic activity against pathogenic and opportunistic bacteria and restoring normal microflora. It appears from the definition that probiotics

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The role of iodine in humans and iodine deficiency diseases

Introduction According to the Clinical Recommendations for Iodine Deficiency Diseases and Conditions, there are no territories in Russia where the population is not at risk of iodine deficiency diseases (IDD). Iodine consumption in Russia is much lower than the recommended – 45-50 µg per day, while the daily requirement for an adult is 150 μg. Why is iodine so important

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Vitamin D: what is it and why its deficiency is dangerous?

With the development of the laboratory diagnostic sector, it became possible to determine the level of a variety of active substances in biological material. Thanks to it, we obtain precious information for both individual human health and health of country/region population. Thus, many people learned about the deficiency of vitamin D. According to epidemiological data, on average 80% of the

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Mandatory labeling of dietary supplements: the experiment starts in April 2021

Less than a year ago, we wrote about the introduction of a system for monitoring the movement of drugs and highlighted the need to introduce a similar system for dietary supplements. As we wrote earlier, the prerequisites for initiation of the experiment were obvious (the head of the Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova addressed to the Ministry of Industry and Trade with

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Nutraceuticals – a friend of modern human?

Currently, many Russian people have deficiency in such biologically active substances as: polyunsaturated fatty acids, native (animal) proteins, vitamins (C, B1, B2, A, beta-carotene, E and others), mineral compounds (Ca, F, Fe), trace elements (Se, Zn, I, P). At the same time excess consumption of animal fats is observed. Even when the diet is calorie-balanced, the deficit for most vitamins

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What are weight-loss dietary supplements and what do they do?  

The proven ways to lose weight are cutting calories, eating healthful foods and being physically active.  But making these lifestyle changes isn’t easy. In this regard, eating weight loss supplements is a common way to combat excess weight. This article will consider the most common ingredients included in the composition of dietary supplements, as well as their benefits and harms.

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Should we expect the introduction of mandatory labeling for biologically active supplements in the Russian Federation?

According to the Russian Government Decision No. 1556, from July 1, 2020 , all operations related to drug circulation will be controlled in the information monitoring system. The monitoring system is already working for drugs from the list of high-cost nosologies. In addition to drugs, certain categories of goods are already subject to digital monitoring: tobacco products, perfumes, some clothing

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World views on dietary supplements

In the section devoted to biological active additives (BAS), several articles were published about the “Russian” view of this category of products. According to Russian legislation, dietary supplements are natural and (or) identical to natural biologically active substances, as well as probiotic microorganisms. which are intended to be consumed at the same time as food or to be introduced into

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Technical specifications and technological instruction for the dietary supplement

Certification of dietary supplements does not do without the development of regulatory documentation for the product. For carrying out work on hygienic examination and registration of dietary supplements the manufacturer, supplier or authorized representative provides various packages of documents depending on the origin of products. Thus, the technical documents on the dietary supplement of Russian production imply technical specifications, technological

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