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What's The Difference?


Medicinal Any substance set out in Schedule 1 of the Natural Health Products Regulations that is intended to furnish pharmacological activity or other direct effect in:  the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation, or prevention of a disease, disorder or abnormal physical state or its symptoms in humans; or restoring or correcting organic functions in humans; or modifying organic functions in humans, such as modifying those functions in a manner that maintains or promotes health.



Non-Medicinal Any ingredient substance added to a NHP formulation to confer suitable consistency or form to the medicinal ingredients. In a manner consistent with existing regulations for conventional pharmaceuticals, non-medicinal ingredients should not exhibit any pharma- cological effects of their own, should not exceed the minimum concentration required for the formulation, and should be safe in the amounts used.  Non-medicinal ingredients can include, but are not limited to, diluents, binders, lubricants, disintegrators, colouring agents, fragrances and flavours that are necessary for the formulation of the dosage form.


Therefore, if Hydrolyzed Collagen is listed as a non-medicinal or in-active ingredient it is considered to be used as a bulking agent and/or as a filler within the tablet or capsule or powder (mixed with other ingredients) to simply increase the physical weight of the product and therefore cannot suggest or support any claims?




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