Market Information Papers
Natural Health Products
To be legally sold in Canada, all natural health products must have a product licence, and the Canadian sites that manufacture, package, label and import these products must have site licences. To get product and site licences, specific labelling and packaging requirements must be met, good manufacturing practices must be followed, and proper safety and efficacy evidence must be provided. According to Consumer Health Products Canada, the natural health products (NHP) market in Canada is currently valued at $4.7 billion, a significant increase from $2.5 billion in 2005. As well, a 2010 Ipsos-Reid survey shows that 73% of Canadians regularly take NHPs such as vitamins and minerals, herbal products, and homeopathic medicines.