Health Canada Amendment to Increase OTC Level in Vitamin D

At a time when we need light, the sunshine vitamin (Vitamin D) is back in the news. On February 24, 2021, the Health Canada prescription drug list will be amended to change the maximal allowable OTC level of vitamin D to be changed from 1000 IU/day to 2500 IU/day. The expert formulators at Total Heath Centre would love to help you either reformulate your existing vitamin D SKUs or develop new vitamin D product opportunities to enhance your brand offering. Our formulation and product support capabilities for Vitamin D3 products [including Vegan D3] include: emulsion and oil dosage forms with various packaging options (i.e., glass droppers, euro droppers, LDPE bottles) along with Flexible MOQs to support your brand. Health Canada NPN filing and re-filing support for new products and [...]

2021-02-10T15:57:03+00:00February 4th, 2021|Manufacturing, Product Development, Regulatory|

Exporting your Supplements to Canada

Not unlike the U.S., Canada has a thriving Dietary Supplements (Natural Health Products) industry largely led by continuously growing consumer interest in the benefits of a healthy diet and overall wellness. This bodes well for U.S. businesses looking to sell Dietary Supplements into Canada whether offering Vitamins and minerals, Herbal remedies, Homeopathic medicines, Traditional medicines such as traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs), Probiotics and other products like amino acids and essential fatty acids (EFAs) To export Natural Health Products into Canada, it is important to understand that the regulations and requirements that govern the industry differ from the U.S. Health Canada regulates Natural Health Products and is responsible in ensuring that products made in Canada or entering Canada are safe and effective. This is done through product registrations and licenses [...]

2020-07-28T14:53:35+00:00July 24th, 2020|Importation, Quality Assurance, Regulatory|

How to Choose a Contract Manufacturer

Choosing the right contract manufacturer for your product can make all the difference between success and failure for your Natural Health Product. There are the many overlapping steps with planning, scheduling and execution that needs to take place to ensure you introduce a high-quality product into the marketplace. A knowledgeable, trustworthy and quality-driven contract manufacturing partner on your side can confidently lead project management from initial idea to the finished product. There are plenty of good reasons to consider delegating your manufacturing function regardless of whether you are an upstart launching a new brand, or an established enterprise and looking to expand in-house capabilities or SKUs. Resource management and cost savings are typically the main reason clients choose to outsource. By spending less time on manufacturing, operational and regulatory-related [...]

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