QUALITY OF NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS OF CANADA
BIOVALENS meets ALL REQUIREMENTS and produce HIGH QUALITY NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS
1. Product specifications are established in accordance with the requirements of Health Canada.
2. All quality information is documented, maintained, relevant, accurate and sufficient to support the quality of our NHPs.
3. The most recent version of the finished product specifications is submitted to the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD).
Biovalens has passed all of the approval stages of quality:
1. Product application approval license.
2. Characterization (chemicals, processed ingredients, extracts); identification (identification of botanical products and specific medicinal ingredients); and quantification standards.
3. Purity standards:
3.1 Microbial contaminants
3.2 Chemical contaminants (elemental impurities and tropical products)
3.3 Other impurities
3.3.1 Mycotoxins (e.g., aflatoxins)
3.3.2 Cyanobacterial toxins (e.g. microcystins)
3.3.3 Solvent residues
3.3.4 Hormone testing of animal materials
3.3.5 Enzyme preparations
3.3.6 Incidental impurities, related substances and process impurities
3.3.7 Pesticide residues
3.3.8 Contaminants in marine oils
3.3.9 Antibiotic residues in bee products
3.3.11 Oxidative stability in oils
3.3.12 Potential adulterants in natural health products
3.3.13 Ingredients sourced from tissues that are susceptible to transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)
4.Additional tests and criteria
4.1 General indicators for quality (foreign matter, determination of acid insoluble ash, water content, non-medicinal ingredients)
4.2 Performance tests (disintegration, dissolution, uniformity of dosage units)
4.3 Standards for homeopathic medicines
4.4 Analytical testing and requirements to support label claims
4.5 Reduced testing schedules that are captured on specifications
4.6 Antimicrobial effectiveness testing
4.7 Stability testing
Health Canada assesses all natural health products before letting them be sold in Canada. They also check that NHPs are properly manufactured (without contamination or incorrect ingredients). And they do post-market monitoring to make sure that NHP Regulations are being followed.
BIOVALENS IS A LICENSED NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCT APPROVED BY HEALTH OF CANADA
The Licensed Natural Health Products Database contains information about natural health products that have been issued a product licence by Health Canada.
Products with a licence have been assessed by Health Canada and found to be safe, effective and of high quality under their recommended conditions of use. You can identify licensed natural health products by looking for the eight-digit Natural Product Number (NPN) or Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM) on the label.
To access the Licensed Natural Health Products Database and Search Licensed Natural Health Products, click on the link bellow: www.webprod5.hc-sc.gc.ca
BIOVALENS NPN NUMBERS:
IMMUNOVALENS (NPN): 80056327
NONIVALENS (NPN): 80056923
SOMNIVALENS (NPN): 80057049
VIVALENS (NPN): 80056027