What are NPN products?

All natural health products must have a product license before they can be sold in Canada. All natural health products sold in Canada are subject to the Natural Health Products Regulations, which came into force on January 1, 2004. Once Health Canada has assessed a product and decided it is safe, effective and of high quality, it issues a product license, Natural Product Number (NPN) which must appear on the label. This number lets you know that the product has been reviewed and approved by Health Canada.

What is a site license?

Each Canadian manufacturer, packager, labeller, and importer of natural health products must have a site license. Our site must maintain proper distribution records, have proper procedures for product recalls and for handling, storage, and delivery of products, and demonstrate that we meet good manufacturing practice (GMP) requirements. GMP is meant to ensure safe and high quality products.

What is a medical device license?

In Canada, certain devices must have a medical device license before they can be sold. Prior to selling a device in Canada, manufacturers must obtain a medical device license. The medical devices bureau of the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) is the national authority that monitors and evaluates the safety, effectiveness, and quality of diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices in Canada.

What are the orthotics made out of?

The Vasyli Orthotic Laboratory (VOL) produces a custom molded semi-rigid orthotic consisting of ethylvinylacetate.

Are your products tested?

Professional Health Products uses an independent laboratory in Edmonton, Labs-Mart, to conduct the following:

  1. Certificate of Analysis
  2. Microbial Testing
  3. Disintegration
  4. Uniformity of Dosage
  5. Stability
  6. Purity

Our product is stored in quarantine until we receive documented clearance from Labs-Mart that the product has passed the Certificate of Analysis, Disintegration and uniformity of dosage.

Regarding absorption of our product we use citrates, single trace elements, and high quality herbs to maximize bio availability.

Dr. Herman has utilized Hair Analysis testing for the past 20 years and discovered through experience that to increase absorption of trace elements they should be taken separately from other minerals due to competition on binding sites. Also, for example copper antagonizes zinc, therefore Dr. Herman recommends copper in the afternoon and zinc citrate at bedtime on an empty stomach to increase absorption. Another important factor in nutrient utilization is dosage recommendation. Many times the recommended dosage is not sufficient to balance the bodies nutrients. This is where the law of mass action comes into play which states that the higher the dosage against a gradient the more you will pass through the barrier.

This demonstrates that there is many facets to proper body utilization of nutraceutical products.