Product categories


The limit between the different categories of products is often blurred. Here are some examples:

Many products can be ┬źhybrids┬╗, containing one or many natural health and/or drug and/or food and/or cosmetic ingredients. A hybrid product may be subject to one or more of the Natural Health Products Regulations, Food and Drug Regulations, Cosmetics Regulations, or Medical Devices Regulations, depending on the ingredients, representation for use (primary purpose) and health claims of that product. The hybrid products, given their complexity and diversity of ingredients, are assessed differently from product categories listed below and analyzed on a case by case basis by Health Canada.