K&L Gates has applied on behalf of Telomerase Activation Science Inc., for cycloastragenol to be approved under the Regulation (EC) No 258/97 (the ‘Novel Foods Regulation’).
Cycloastragenol is extracted from Astragalus trojanus, a perennial flowering shrub of the Fabaceae family (more commonly known as the legume, pea or bean family).
The applicant states that the product is to be used for the maintenance or enhancement of physiological functions in the body that are associated with wellbeing and health, but its effectiveness is quite controversial, especially regarding anti-aging effects.
The Food Standards Agency is inviting comment on the application, to be sent by the 31th of March 2014.
(Source: Food Standard Agency)