Ernæring, dietetiske produkter, ny mat og allergi

Hyaluronic acid in food supplements


Report no:

Publishing: 10.05.2023

Key message:

VKM shall assess whether the use of hyaluronic acid in food supplements for adults 18 years and older may pose health risks.

VKM’s assessment has been commissioned by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.


Hyaluronic acid is included in the category "other substances", which are substances other than a vitamin or mineral that have a nutritional or physiological effect. A high intake of certain "other substances" may be associated with health risks.

Hyaluronic acid is extracted from rooster- and chicken comb or produced by microorganisms.


The Norwegian Food Safety Authority requests VKM to assess the daily intake of food supplements containing 150 mg, 120 mg, 64 mg, and 48 mg hyaluronic acid. VKM should identify adverse health effects and describe at what does these effects occur. VKM should also describe uncertainties related to the knowledge of health effects and doses.

Project group

The project group members in VKM are:

Johanna Bodin, member of the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms - Food and Feed (Chair of the project group)

Jan Alexander, member of the Panel on Contaminants

Inger Aakre, member of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food, and Allergy

Bente Mangschou, VKM Secretariat (project manager)

Christine L Parr, VKM Secretariat (project manager)

The risk assessment must be approved by VKM's Panel on Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food, and Allergy. The assessment is scheduled to be published on 10 May 2023.


Christine Louise Parr

Seniorrådgiver, ph.d

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