In July we submitted an application to EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority) regarding the authorization of a health claim on our combination of pomegranate extract and galangal rhizome. In other words, we apply for permission to tell about the physiological effect of our specific combination of pomegranate extract and galangal rhizome.
In the EU it is not permitted to claim effects of food and nutrients, unless the claim has previously been evaluated by EFSA and authorized by the EU Commission. New claims are only approved if they live up to strict scientific standards regarding documented effect.
Since our combination of pomegranate extract and galangal rhizome has been tested with a significant positive result in a clinical study of high standard (a so-called randomized, doubleblinded, placebo-controlled study), the basic requirements with respect to scientific documentation is present.