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Canada Closes Lab : Inadvertently Compromises Supplement Quality

Here is an interesting press release I received about how the closure of a world class testing lab in Canada may actually have the opposite effect it is supposed to. That is, it may actually compromise the quality of health and supplement products that customers receive because now it will likely be easier to pass off bad products in this natural realm.

I’m not quite understanding why this happened, but go ahead and read on – it’s definitely an interesting read, and shows what is wrong with most bureaucracies in the world – including Canada, which so many people consider much more liberated than the US.  Not always so!

(Calgary) – Life Choice CEO Dr. Eldon Dahl, ND, and Constitutional lawyer Shawn Buckley both believe that Ottawa’s closing of a world class testing lab has led to inferior natural health food products to enter the Canadian market.

Buckley, a constitutional lawyer who represents the Natural Health Products Industry, believes that the closure has resulted in many company’s falsifying their paperwork, thus, making their inferior products look high quality, therapeutic and safe.

According to Buckley “…it is ironic, that the Federal government would close down a world class testing lab, and then impose more regulations to make it look as if they are making the industry safer. Yet, without testing, how do you know that the product is really safe? how do you know that the ingredients on the label match the contents of the bottle? You don’t.”

Dahl, a naturopath physician and CEO of Life Choice, with over 26 years in the Natural Health Industry agrees with Buckley. He believes that the Natural Health Products Industry along with the Federal government should have an open and honest discussion about product quality.

Dahl also agrees with Buckley, in the sense that the closing of the testing facility has resulted in the licensing of many natural health products that in the end, possess no therapeutic value for consumers.

To provide insight and to help explain the difference between the high and the low end brands, Dr. Dahl refers to three keys areas: the types of raw materials used; the processing method implemented; the complimentary features of the formulations.

According to Dr. Dahl, “the high end brands use only quality natural raw materials consisting of plant based nutrients of the highest purity. These raw materials are then processed using a method called fermentation. The result is a formulation, in which all the ingredients complement each other, providing maximum therapeutic value… with low end brands, you really do not know what you are getting.

Some low end brands have been known to contain raw materials of sewage, horse hair, animal hair and duck feathers. Some use an inferior processing method known as extraction. Others create formulations which are non complimentary meaning that they have no therapeutic value.”

For more information/interview

James Woewoda, publicist

Woewoda Communications

604 788 2962

Jameswoewoda@shaw.ca

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