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Dried herb preparations are used as active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), as flavoring agents and dyes in foodstuffs, for the enhancement of human physiological functions in food supplements, functional foods, and as zootechnical additives in animal nutrition, as well as in many other applications. All of these products must meet specific technical requirements for their plant-derived ingredients and the methods used to extract and test them, based on their intended use. They are also subject to product-specific regulatory standards. They all share the complexity of plant-based matrices and require specialized know-how in order to successfully tackle the technical, scientific, and regulatory challenges. At PhytoLab, we have been successfully providing sector- and product-specific solutions to our customers for decades.

Dietary supplements, dietary foodstuffs and substance-based medical devices

Manufacturers of herbal health products face a choice between various potential commercial forms as a given formulation may often be suitable for several of these categories, including food supplements, food for special medical purposes (FSMP) and certain classes of medical devices. Identifying the most suitable commercial form influences the selection of herbal ingredients, the definition of the specifications, the safety documentation, the requirements concerning proof of efficacy (medical products) or effect (food supplements and FSMPs), and it is ultimately crucial to sustained market success.