Research Proposal

EFSA Approved Dietary Ingredients

Goals

Provide a list of all the EFSA approved dietary ingredients for the following health/physical conditions:
  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Heart Health
  • Immunity
  • Beauty
  • Bones
  • Pregnancy
  • Energy
  • Eye Health
  • Digestive Health
  • Gut health
  • Brain performance
  • Menopause
For each ingredient, provide the name of the ingredient and the claim for which it has been approved. Review the attached document for the list of all dietary ingredients reviewed by EFSA for their health claims.

Early Findings

Data Availability

The data availability is adequate. The required source is the attached document that contains an exhaustive list of all the dietary ingredients reviewed by EFSA for their respective health claims.

Ingredients for Sleep

  • Melatonin
    • Melatonin contributes to the reduction of time taken to fall asleep.
    • Useful for the reduction of sleep onset latency.

Ingredients for Stress

  • Copper
    • Copper contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
    • Useful for the protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage.
  • Manganese
    • Manganese contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
    • Useful for the metabolism of fatty acids.
  • Olive oil polyphenols
    • Olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress.
    • Useful for protection of LDL particles from oxidative damage.
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
    • Riboflavin contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
    • Useful for the protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage.
  • Selenium
    • Selenium contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
    • Useful for the protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage.
  • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
    • Useful for the protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage.
  • Vitamin E
    • Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
    • Useful for the protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage.
  • Zinc
    • Zinc contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
    • Useful for the protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage.

Ingredients for Heart Health

  • Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA/DHA)
    • EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart.
    • Useful for maintenance of normal cardiac function.
  • Magnesium
    • Magnesium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
    • Useful for neurotransmission and muscle contraction, including heart muscle.
    • It also contributes to normal muscle function.
  • Thiamine
    • Thiamine contributes to the normal function of the heart.
  • Monounsaturated and/or Polyunsaturated fatty acids
    • Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet has been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.
  • Barley beta-glucans
    • Barley beta-glucans has been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.
  • Oat beta-glucan
    • Oat beta-glucan has been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.
  • Plant stanol esters
    • Plant stanol esters have been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.
  • Plant sterols/Plant stanol esters
    • Plant sterols and plant stanol esters have been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.
  • Plant sterols (Sterols extracted from plants, free or esterified with food-grade fatty acids)
    • Plant sterols have been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.

Summary

The initial hour of research listed the EFSA approved ingredients for the health conditions of sleep, stress, and heart health. The research also found several ingredients that were either not approved by the EFSA or were de-authorised later on after further studies by the EFSA. Such ingredients were neglected during this research.
Prepared By
Kumar A.
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