Frequently asked questions

We have compiled some frequently asked questions for you, which will provide you with well-founded answers to your questions. You want to know more? Then send us a message to: info@widmann.com.

Top 5 questions

What is the difference between medicinal products and food supplements?

Food supplements are foodstuffs and are subject to the provisions of the Foodstuffs Ordinance. Their sole and exclusive purpose is to supplement a healthy, balanced diet. In contrast, medicinal products are subject to the Medicinal Products Act and serve to cure, alleviate, prevent or detect diseases, ailments, bodily harm or pathological complaints. Medicinal products are subject to authorisation.

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Why does taking dietary supplements make sense?

Food supplements can complement a natural, balanced diet. Sometimes, under certain conditions, there is an increased need for certain vitamins and minerals (e.g. in stressful situations). Certain diets can also lead to certain nutrients not being absorbed by the body in sufficient quantities. For example, the optimal supply of micronutrients contained in animal products is more difficult to ensure for vegans (e.g. vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron or zinc).

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What does "bioavailability" mean?

An ingredient is particularly bioavailable if it can be optimally absorbed by the body. Some active substances are better absorbed in certain forms than others. The molecular forms that can be better utilised by the body are classified as bioactive. WIDMANN products are based on bioactive micronutrients that are highly available to the body.

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What is the Health Claims Regulation?

The Health Claims Regulation has been in force as directly applicable law in all EU member states since 01.07.2007. The regulation serves to protect health. It stipulates that foodstuffs, which include food supplements, may only be advertised with health and nutritional claims if they have been expressly approved by the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority).

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What are the daily consumption recommendations?

The consumption recommendation is based on the reference quantity for the daily intake (nutrient reference values) according to the Food Information Regulation. The reference quantity is the average value for a healthy adult. This reference amount has nothing to do with the reference values recommended by the German Nutrition Society for the daily intake of a vitamin or a mineral in a normal diet. Both values can differ significantly. For many ingredients, especially those of plant origin, there are no nutrient reference values.

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New questions

Can I take your products if I am lactose or gluten intolerant?

Yes, we guarantee that our products do not contain lactose or gluten. 

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Can I take several WIDMANN products at the same time?

This is absolutely possible, because different combinations of minerals and vitamins are also basically absorbed through food. For some micronutrients, the uptake is favored by the parallel intake of another micronutrient. It is assumed, for example, that the absorption of OPC in combination with vitamin C is ideal. When taking combination preparations in conjunction with mono-preparations, you should observe the consumption recommendation for the individual micronutrients as a whole.

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Are the products natural?

We design our products close to nature. Most of our products contain micronutrients of natural origin. We rely on high-quality raw materials, whose origin we know exactly and which we purchase exclusively from renowned raw material suppliers. 

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Are the products vegan?

All food supplements from WIDMANN are vegan.

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What are the storage recommendations?

Since our dietary supplements are based on powdered active ingredients, it is important to store them in a dry place, well closed, protected from light and at normal room temperature. Due to the humid environment, storage in the bathroom or refrigerator is not recommended.

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