Health: a new sense of awareness

Paying more attention to your health has become a new trend in modern living: sports, reducing weight excess and healthy eating.

We now live in an era of prevention with a privileged focus on physical, mental, environmental and social well-being. This collective awareness reflects on consumers who are increasingly concerned with their eating habits. They are convinced that food has a direct influence on their health.

A healthy digestive system is consequently a major concern. Intestinal problems can indeed be a major source of discomfort and affect the well-being and quality of life of people around the world, for example in Europe. Some 40% of European people who consult their doctor indicated that digestive or intestinal problems were the second most important reason for their visit.

A healthy digestive system depends on nutrition, and the daily consumption of new, nutrient-functional food in order to improve it. Today, the development of new nutritional food products requires scientific proof, and is subject to a precise regulatory framework with regard to nutritional and health claims.

REGULATION (EC) No 1924/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 20 December 2006 concerning nutritional and health claims made on food.

It is within this framework that the claim made on the transit effect of Solactis® Galactofructose has been approved.