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I live in Canada. Does ConsumerLab.com ever test Canadian products?

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Yes, we have many members who are Canadian and we try to include at least one Canadian product in each of our larger reviews.  We purchase these products from Canada. Canadian supplement brands which we have tested include Jamieson, Natural Factors, Webber Naturals and Lacteeze. It's worth noting that many of the U.S. brands we test may be shipped for personal use to Canadians and people in other countries, depending on the policies of the retailers which sell them (see Where to Buy).

When a Canadian product is included in one of our reviews, it is indicated in the results table with a red maple leaf icon next to the product name.
 
We also include warnings and recalls issued by Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the FDA) for supplements that are available in both the U.S. and Canada.  We have found that Health Canada is sometimes faster than the FDA in posting warnings regarding supplements.

Canada requires that most dietary supplements (known in Canada as "natural health products") be approved and registered with Health Canada.  This is not the case in the U.S. However, in general, ConsumerLab.com has not found the quality of Canadian products to be significantly better or worse than supplements sold in the U.S.

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Mike17239   October 14, 2018
Now that Cannabis products are days away from being legal in Canada, and give the current ConsumerLab evaluation report for Cannabis oils, will you be including the Canadian suppliers in a future addendum to the report?

ConsumerLab.com   October 16, 2018
Hi Mike - Thank you for your suggestion. We will keep it in mind for future testing.

Desmond17212   October 3, 2018
Thank you for clarifying. I very much appreciate all your work but do have a difficult time accessing the tested items in Vancouver, BC, so adding a couple of Canadian products to each test (rather than 1 that say failed) would be very beneficial to me as a member. Keep up the terrific work!

Geri16902   June 18, 2018
Would love to have a larger amount of product that can be purchased in Canada, if possible,
to be available for review.

This CL Answer initially posted on 4/18/2014. Last updated 8/8/2017.

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