How are Supplements Regulated in Canada & why is Sovereign Silver labeled differently there?
Sovereign Silver and Argentyn 23 set the industry benchmark in terms of safety and efficacy* and were the first colloidal silver species approved for ingestion by a federal agency in the world.
Whereas some regulators, clinic and federal agencies state that silver has no functional role in the body, Health Canada classified Sovereign Silver under the Trace Element category, meaning an essential element for the maintenance of good health.
Natural Immunogenics obtained recognition of its silver hydrosol's safety and efficacy by Health Canada, the Canadian Federal Health Agency in 2012, effectively opening the door for other colloidal silver companies to introduce their products into Canada.
It took 3 years for Health Canada to properly assess the safety and efficacy of Sovereign Silver and Argentyn 23, which were supported by a series of technical evaluations of all specifications on both products, to include product purity, quality, identity, composition, strength, and stability. Results from human case studies presented were found adequate to support product efficacy. Coupled with a thorough gastric absorption study showing the complete metabolic pathway of both products, including Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion, supported product safety.
The Canadian Natural Health Products Regulations require individuals to obtain a product license before they can sell a natural health product in Canada. To obtain a product license, individuals must submit a product license application to the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD). The application must include sufficient data to allow the NHPD to assess the safety, quality and efficacy of the natural health product when used under its recommended conditions of use.
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