Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to L arginine and “immune system functions” (ID 455, 1713), growth or maintenance of muscle mass (ID 456, 1712, 4681), normal red blood cell formation (ID 456, 664, 1443, 1712), maintenance of normal blood pressure (ID 664, 1443), improvement of endothelium-dependent vasodilation (ID 664, 1443, 4680), “physical performance and condition” (ID 1820), “système nerveux” (ID 608), maintenance of normal erectile function (ID 649, 4682), contribution to normal spermatogenesis (ID 650, 4682), “function of the intestinal tract” (ID 740), and maintenance of normal ammonia clearance (ID 4683) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

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Article
Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2011;9(4):2051 [30 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2051
Panel members at the time of adoption
Carlo Agostoni, Jean-Louis Bresson, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Albert Flynn, Ines Golly, Hannu Korhonen, Pagona Lagiou, Martinus Løvik, Rosangela Marchelli, Ambroise Martin, Bevan Moseley, Monika Neuhäuser-Berthold, Hildegard Przyrembel, Seppo Salminen, Yolanda Sanz, Sean (J.J.) Strain, Stephan Strobel, Inge Tetens, Daniel Tomé, Hendrik van Loveren and Hans Verhagen
Acknowledgements

The Panel wishes to thank for the preparatory work on this scientific opinion: The members of the Working Group on Claims: Carlo Agostoni, Jean-Louis Bresson, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Albert Flynn, Ines Golly, Marina Heinonen, Hannu Korhonen, Martinus Løvik, Ambroise Martin, Hildegard Przyrembel, Seppo Salminen, Yolanda Sanz, Sean (J.J.) Strain, Inge Tetens, Hendrik van Loveren and Hans Verhagen. The members of the Claims Sub-Working Group on Cardiovascular Health/Oxidative Stress: Antti Aro, Marianne Geleijnse, Marina Heinonen, Ambroise Martin, Wilhelm Stahl and Henk van den Berg. The members of the Claims Sub-Working Group on Mental/Nervous System: Jacques Rigo, Astrid Schloerscheidt, Barbara Stewart-Knox, Sean (J.J.) Strain, and Peter Willatts.

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Type
Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2008-1242
EFSA-Q-2008-1243
EFSA-Q-2008-1395
EFSA-Q-2008-1436
EFSA-Q-2008-1437
EFSA-Q-2008-1451
EFSA-Q-2008-1527
EFSA-Q-2008-2180
EFSA-Q-2008-2448
EFSA-Q-2008-2449
EFSA-Q-2008-2553
EFSA-Q-2010-00633
EFSA-Q-2010-00634
EFSA-Q-2010-00635
EFSA-Q-2010-00636
Adopted
28 January 2011
Published in the EFSA Journal
8 April 2011
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

No abstract available

Keywords
Arginine, immune system, muscle mass, red blood cell formation, blood pressure, endothelium-dependent vasodilation, physical performance and condition, système nerveux, erectile function , spermatogenesis, intestinal tract, ammonia clearance, health claim
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Number of Pages
30