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At CHC we’re dedicated to challenging adverse EU legislation and have taken great steps forward. However, the fight for individual rights and freedom of choice in health matters continues.

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The EU Food Supplements Directive

The EU Food Supplements Directive proposes the setting of ‘Maximum Permitted Levels’ (MPLs) for vitamins and minerals. Currently, consumers in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and some other Member States of the European Union can buy specialist higher potency supplements to help them achieve and maintain good health. EU officials, in response to lobbying pressure from some European Governments such as France and Germany, are likely to propose MPLs for nutrients at a level unnecessarily low. Such a restriction would effectively BAN thousands of safe, popular and effective supplements which millions of consumers have been taking for decades with no evidence of harm. The Food Supplements Directive can be found here. Once MPLs had been set for vitamins and minerals in dietary supplements, officials would then move on to set similar limits for other products such as herbal remedies, plant extracts and fish oils, etc.

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