An extract of three herbal roots, Cynanchum wilfordii, Hemsley, Phlomis umbrosa Turcz. and Angelica gigas Nakai (EstroG -100™) just received a novel food authorization under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 (21st March 2018). This novel food ingredient can be used in food supplements intended for post-menopausal women.
Prior to the authorization, there was a safety assessment by EFSA that concluded that the extract was considered safe when added to food supplements at a maximum daily dose of 175 mg, which corresponds to the safe level of intake for an adult person with a default body weight of 70 kg.
This is the first time that a triple combination herbal extract gained approval as a novel food. Important to mention is that no health claim was yet approved.