47 percent of respondents believe that dietary supplements are tested for effectiveness and safety by the state. The 44 percent who do not believe in it are right: Food supplements are legally defined in Germany as nutrients in concentrated form, for example in capsules or tablets, which are only intended to supplement the general diet. There is no approval like for medicines. The products are also not checked for their effectiveness and safety as well as the accuracy of the advertising claims. This is the sole responsibility of the manufacturer. We have summarized in an article, which regulations for nutritional supplements apply exactly.
That dietary supplements are generally safe and promote good health, so is a fairy tale. However, consumers who buy such products rely on it. According to the survey, 83 percent of supplements buyers believe they have a positive effect and 55 percent believe that the products have been tested by the state.
Our website Klartextxt Dietary supplement starts at this point and brings more clarity into the confusing market. Here you can find information about risks and potential benefits of supplements and get answers to questions or complain.