NFS284 Natural Health Products
NHPD is a part of Health Canada to ensure that NHPs aren’t contaminated with drugs, heavy
metals, or bacteria, and to create a framework for creating safe dietary supplements for
There may not be strong scientific evidence to supports its use but it doesn’t mean that the
product doesn’t work. The logic behind this is that if there has a problem with that particular
product in terms of being harmful, then we probably would have noticed by now, although not a
This is a document that lists well-known NHP. It provides manufacturers with a certain amount
of scientific evidence, what doses are acceptable, what claims can be made, etc. This is kind of a
shortcut. If a manufacturer wants to get approval for a product, they can follow the guidelines in
the compendium. If they want to market a product for use that is beyond what is in the
compendium, then they have to provide more scientific evidence.
If you start injecting things, then you are into the drug category.
Some people in the US and Canada were reporting adverse reactions. It was not linked to the
Black Cohosh itself, but to plants that were being mistaken