PROTECTING YOUR RIGHT TO MEDICINES AND MEDICAL DEVICES
Friday, 24 November 2017
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Frequently Asked Question

19. Are body building products registerable with the Authority?

Body-building products that contain nutraceuticals should be approved by the authority unless there are declared as purely foods without medical, health and/or structure/functional claims. These three concepts are defined below.

  1. Medical claim: claims specified to treat, cure or prevent a disease or restore, correct or modify physiological functions. Most of these products with medical claims have to be registered by a regulating authority before being placed on the market.
  2. Health claims: any statement, suggestion or implication in labelling or advertising that a product carries a specific health benefit, but not nutritional claims or medicinal claims.
  1. Structure/function claims : a substance to an effect on a structure or function of the body