In highly competitive industries, differentiation is key. The alimentary and nutraceutical sector has faced multiple challenges within the last few years, particularly, in terms of the regulation around the marketing of functional foods and their associated health claims. With the market expecting to reach a value of $ 300,000 million by 2022, overcoming these hurdles is a must for those companies willing to compete for success. The first step for differentiation is to prove the health benefits potentially associated with functional foods, beverages, probiotics or medical foods. Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT’s) are considered the gold standard method for the scientific substantiation of claims by EFSA & FDA. Join us to unveil the secrets of RCT’s within the nutraceutical industry.