Several claims have been authorised for muscle and joint health. These include:-

Health claim – ‘contributes to…’
Normal muscle functionCalcium, Magnesium, Potassium, vitamin D*
Growth in muscle massProtein
The maintenance of muscle massProtein
The maintenance of normal connective tissueCopper
The formation of normal connective tissueManganese
Normal sulphur amino-acid metabolismMolybdenum
*A claim may be made for a single nutrient or several nutrients

Glucosamine, chondroitin and fish oils do not have claims authorised in this area but are widely used with joint health in the mind of the consumer, and may materialise in the future.

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