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Health Canada grants Verisol a Natural Product Number, confirms efficacy and safety

By Stephen DANIELLS , 15-Jun-2015
Last updated on 15-Jun-2015 at 16:19 GMT2015-06-15T16:19:08Z

Health Canada grants Verisol a Natural Product Number, confirms efficacy and safety

Health Canada’s Natural and Non-prescription Health Product Directorate (NNHPD) has confirmed the clinical efficacy of Gelita’s Verisol collagen peptide for improving skin physiology.

The Canadian Agency confirmation relates to the specific low dosage (2.5 g/day) of Verisol .

The NPNs NPNs (80061371 and 80061372 – for porcine and bovine-derived, respectively) now allows manufacturers of licensed natural health products to now include Verisol as an ingredient with claims toward skin health, said Gelita.

“Verisol is a unique and truly differentiated collagen peptide offering exceptional benefits to skin health,” said Pierre Godard, Gelita’s director of sales/market development in Canada. “Clinical research has proven these benefits in multiple published studies in high level medical journals – and now Health Canada has confirmed the value of Verisol, too.”

Alicja Wojewnik, owner/founder of Dicentra, who led Gelita’s initiative for Health Canada approval, added: “The Verisol claims approved by Health Canada now offer health & nutrition marketers with new possibilities for promoting products geared toward consumers wanting to protect skin health.

“This speaks to the power and credibility of Gelita’s robust scientific body of evidence.”

Verisol’s NPNs allow the following claims:

Helps increase skin elasticity. Helps augment skin elasticity. Helps promote healthy collagen production. Helps promote healthy elastin production. Helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Helps reduce eye wrinkles. Helps reduce eye wrinkles within 4 weeks. Helps reduce fine facial lines. Helps increase skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles. Helps increase skin density. Helps with the appearance of smooth skin. Helps to enhance skin surface profile. 

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