What is a Medical Food?

What is a Medical Food?

A medical food is a specially formulated product that must be used under the guidance of a healthcare provider. All components of a medical food must have GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe) as designated by the FDA or independent review and the product must also comply with general food safety and manufacturing standards.16

Medical Foods are intended to manage a specific disease or condition for which medical evaluation, based on recognized scientific principles, has established distinctive nutritional requirements.

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