• Information on current initiatives on food supplements containing Garcinia Cambogia on alert 2021.3300, as well as the previous 2020.1614

    Information on current initiatives on food supplements containing Garcinia Cambogia on alert 2021.3300, as well as the previous 2020.1614

    Following the RASFF alert n.2021.3300 of 23.06.2021 which relates a serious adverse event of fulminant liver toxicity in a subject following the intake of a food supplement containing Garcinia Cambogia, the Ministry of Health requests to evaluate the suspension precautionary measures for the sale of products containing this botanical species. Below is the information:  
  • EU Regulation n. 2021/468 of 18 March 2021

    EU Regulation n. 2021/468 of 18 March 2021

    From 08.04.2021, date of entry into force of EU regulation no. 2021/468, the various species of Aloe and related preparations containing hydroxyanthracene derivatives will no longer be sold in the food sector (with the exception of Aloe vera internal gel of the leaves declared with aloin <1 p.p.m.). Frangula, Rhubarb, Senna and their derivatives will
  • In Silico Study of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids as Potential SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Closed Conformation Stabilizers: Epidemiological and Computational Approaches

    In Silico Study of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids as Potential SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Closed Conformation Stabilizers: Epidemiological and Computational Approaches

    Abstract: "SARS-CoV-2 infects host cells by interacting its spike protein with surface angiotensinconverting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors, expressed in lung and other cell types. Although several risk factors could explain why some countries have lower incidence and fatality rates than others, environmental factors such as diet should be considered. It has been described that countries
  • Grape Seed Extract with natural OPC or Adulterated OPC?

    Grape Seed Extract with natural OPC or Adulterated OPC?

    [:it] L’estratto di Semi di Uva o Grape Seed Extract (GSE) è molto conosciuto nel campo degli integratori alimentari, ma non molti sanno che esiste una vasta gamma di prodotti contenenti Grape Seed Extract adulterato ?  Conosci quanto può essere grave al giorno d’oggi l’adulterazione dell’OPC contenuto nell’Estratti di Semi di Uva ? Uno studio

  • TURMERIC

    TURMERIC

    Conclusioni del Ministero della Salute 26 luglio 2019 Il Ministero della Salute pubblica oggi le conclusioni sull’ipotetica correlazione tra consumo di integratori alimentari contenenti curcuma e casi di epatite colestatica, dichiarando che le cause sono verosimilmente da ricondurre a particolari condizioni di suscettibilità individuale, di alterazioni preesistenti, anche latenti, della funzione epato-biliare o anche alla concomitante