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Natural Health Products Ingredients Database

WHAT'S NEW

What's New is a listing of modifications to the NHPID since the last update. This page was most recently revised on January 10, 2020.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The updates to the NHPID listed below apply to the most recent version of the ePLA (electronic Product Licence Application). All new electronic submissions of a Product Licence Application must use the latest version of the e-PLA, namely version 2.3.1, which is available for downloading from e-PLA 2.3.1


New Ingredients

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients were added.

NHPID Name:
Polyglyceryl-2 Laurate

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Zinc lactate dihydrate

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Sisymbrium Officinale

Role:
Medicinal


Removed Ingredients

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients were removed.

No Changes.


Revised NHPID Names

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients had their NHPID name revised.

No Changes.


Revised Proper and Common Names

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients had their common or proper names revised.

NHPID Name:
Terminalia chebula

New Common Name(s):
Haritaki


NHPID Name:
Parietaria officinalis

New Common Name(s):
Eastern pellitory-of-the-wall


NHPID Name:
Piperonal

New Common Name(s):
Heliotropine


NHPID Name:
Zinc lactate

New Proper Name(s):
(T-4)-Bis[2-(hydroxy-kappaO)propanoato-kappaO]zinc


NHPID Name:
Zinc lactate

Removed Proper Name(s):
Zinc lactate


New Roles

In this update, the roles of the following non-homeopathic ingredients were changed.

NHPID Name:
Sodium thioglycolate

Old Role:
Non-medicinal

New Role:
No role


NHPID Name:
Potassium thioglycolate

Old Role:
Non-medicinal

New Role:
No role


Revised Restrictions

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients underwent a modification related to their restrictions.

NHPID Name:
Dihydrocoumarin

New Route(s) of Adminstration added:
topical


NHPID Name:
Piperonal

New Restriction Reference added:
WHO_JECFA


NHPID Name:
Piperonal

Restriction Reference removed:
JECFA


NHPID Name:
Piperonal

New Route(s) of Adminstration added:
Topical


NHPID Name:
PEG/PPG-9/2 Dimethyl Ether

Non-medicinal Restriction(s) changed:
Upper limit: 5.0 percent


NHPID Name:
Zinc lactate

New Restriction Reference added:
SCCS_1586_17


NHPID Name:
Zinc lactate

Restriction Reference removed:
UNAVA


NHPID Name:
Dihydrocoumarin

New NMI Purpose(s):
Fragrance Ingredient


NHPID Name:
Triheptanoin

New NMI Purpose(s):
Viscosity increasing agent-Nonaqueous


Other Ingredient Modifications

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients underwent a modification different from those listed above, such as new source material, new preparation type, or new sub-ingredient relationship, etc.

NHPID Name:
Stearidonic acid

New Source Material(s) added:
Cannabis sativa (parts: Seed)


NHPID Name:
Sodium thioglycolate

New Additional Details added :
The presence of this ingredient as restricted on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potential safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist when included in topical natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted.


NHPID Name:
Potassium thioglycolate

New Additional Details added :
The presence of this ingredient as restricted on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potential safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist when included in topical natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted.


NHPID Name:
Terminalia chebula

New Name Reference added:
GRIN


NHPID Name:
Terminalia chebula

Name Reference removed:
UNAVA


NHPID Name:
Parietaria officinalis

New Name Reference added:
GRIN


NHPID Name:
Parietaria officinalis

Name Reference removed:
UNAVA


NHPID Name:
Jujuboside A

New Source Material(s) added:
Ziziphus jujuba var. spinosa (parts: Seed)


NHPID Name:
Piperonal

New Additional Details added :
This ingredient is subject to additional regulatory requirements in accordance with the Precursor Control Regulations since it is listed on Schedule VI Part 1 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act


NHPID Name:
Piperonal

New Toxicity restriction added:
Upper limit : 2.5 Milligram/kilogram body weight/day


NHPID Name:
Piperonal

Modification:
Removal of oral route of administration detail : Flavouring agent only


NHPID Name:
Piperonal

New NMI Purpose(s):
Fragrance Ingredient


NHPID Name:
Vitamin C

New Source Material(s) added:
Brassica oleracea var. italica (Parts: Herb top)


NHPID Name:
Vitamin C

New Source Material(s) added:
Fragaria vesca (Part: Fruit)


NHPID Name:
Vitamin D

New Source Material(s) added:
Grifola frondosa (Parts: Fruiting body)


NHPID Name:
Hydrogen Peroxide

Additional Details changed:
The presence of this ingredient as restricted on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potential safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on Hotlist when included as a non-medicinal ingredient in natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted


NHPID Name:
Creatine

New Source Ingredient(s) added:
Creatine gluconate


NHPID Name:
Coenzyme Q10

New Source Material(s) added:
Escherichia Coli


NHPID Name:
Phycocyanin

New Source Ingredient(s) added:
Arthrospira maxima (parts: whole)


NHPID Name:
Probiotic blend

Modification:
Genus species: Streptococcus salivarius subsp. Thermophilus added to existing organism group


NHPID Name:
Helianthus annuus

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Protein


NHPID Name:
Zinc lactate

Modification:
Non medical ingredient restriction detail added: Up to 1.0% in topical and toothpaste products and up to 0.1% in mouthwashes, expressed as zinc equivalents, as well as when formulated to be non-irritating and not contributing to the product's claim(s)














Monograph Modifications

In this update, the following single ingredient or product monographs were added or modified.

No Changes.


AbLS Modifications

In this update, the following abbreviated labelling standards were added or modified.

No Changes.


Controlled Vocabulary Modifications

In this update, the following controlled vocabulary (dosage forms, methods of preparation, quality test methods, etc) were added or modified.

No Changes.


Homeopathic Ingredient Modifications

In this update, the following homeopathic ingredients were added or modified.

No Changes.

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