Curcumin Touted For Oral Health Gets EFSA Novel Food Nod
In its latest batch of novel food assessments, the European Food Safety Authority gave the nod to a curcumin supplement touted for its oral health benefits, but rejected applications for flowering plant Tongkat Ali and water lentil Wolffia globosa.
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