Vitamin D health claim authorized by EC

An Article 14 EFSA health claim has been authorized by the European Commission stating that vitamin D helps lower the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness.

The claim was submitted by DSM Nutritional Products and can only be used for food supplement that provide at least 15μg (600IU) of vitamin D per daily dose.

Wouter Claerhout, head of global marketing, human nutrition & health at DSM, commented: “We have been working closely with the scientific community on the preparation of the dossier to meet the strict requirements of the European Commission – a process of more than four years. We are proud to have been able to contribute in such a meaningful way to public health – fall prevention has important psychological benefits to seniors and it helps to reduce osteoporotic fractures.”