Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to water and maintenance of normal physical and cognitive functions, maintenance of normal thermoregulation and “basic requirement of all living things”

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European Food Safety Authority

Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies was asked to provide a scientific opinion on a list of health claims pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. This opinion addresses the scientific substantiation of health claims in relation to water and maintenance of normal physical and cognitive functions, maintenance of normal thermoregulation and “basic requirement of all living things”. The scientific substantiation is based on the information provided by the Member States in the consolidated list of Article 13 health claims and references that EFSA has received from Member States or directly from stakeholders.

The food constituent that is the subject of the health claims is water. The Panel considers that water is sufficiently characterised

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