This month's Which? (UK consumer magazine) talks about changes in the law regarding the description of supplements. I quote:
"...companies making health claims on supplements (and food and drink) now have to submit evidence to back up these claims to the EU's European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). And health claims about the benefits of glucosamine, probiotics and prebiotics have been rejected on the grounds of insufficient evidence. As a result, many of the health claims and benefits that we previously took for granted are no longer allowed."
And not only that
"By law, supplements can contain up to 50% more or 20% less vitamin, and 45% more and 20% less mineral than what’s listed on the label.
Of the eight supplements we tested in the lab, one each from Vitabiotics, Holland & Barrett and Nature’s Best fell outside of these generous parameters."
I have taken supplements every day for years and see it almost as insurance should I be missing vital elements from my diet. Since AF reared its unwelcome head, I take even more. So, fellow forum members, do you take supplements and do they make a difference? Personally, I have taken them for so long I can't honestly say!