The Natural Health Products Ingredient database contains tens of thousands of entries of ingredients that serve either a medicinal or non-medicinal function.
One of the criteria for a successful product license application is that all medicinal and non-medicinal ingredients must be in the Natural Health Products Ingredient Database.
If one of your ingredients is not in this database, or if the non-medicinal ingredient is in the database but not under a function listed for use in your product, or if your medicinal ingredient is a constituent of another medicinal ingredient (e.g. Caffeine is a constituent of Green Tea) Quality Smart Solutions can prepare a new ingredient request submission for you.
Processing time, after the new ingredient request has been submitted, can take 6-8 weeks for Health Canada to process.