Stratum Nutrition, supplier of branded specialty health ingredients, is pleased to announce that CulturedCare® Probiotic Gum made by Prairie Naturals® in Canada is the first probiotic in a gum using BLIS K12® probiotic to be approved and granted a product license by Health Canada with an issued Natural Product Number (NPN).
CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 is approved for use in Canada to: promote oral health through the recolonization of the oral cavity; an oral probiotic for recolonization of the oral cavity after antibiotic treatment; following oral antimicrobial rinsing, Streptococcus salivarius K12 supplementation helps reduce volatile sulfur compound levels (halitosis).
“The issuance of an NPN for products featuring BLIS K12 is a first step for BLIS probiotics in the Canadian market place. Now that a product containing BLIS K12 has received an NPN, we anticipate consumer access to such products will increase in Canada. While the most recent science support goes beyond basic oral health; this approval is a great start to seeing more acceptance for Canadian products using BLIS oral probiotics,” states Jeremy Moore, president Stratum Nutrition.
In order to support the incorporation of BLIS K12 as a medicinal ingredient in finished products for sale in Canada, evidence submitted in a Master File to the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) of Health Canada must be deemed adequate to support the quality, safety and efficacy. Michael Chernyak, President of CK Ingredients, Stratum’s Canadian distribution partner, says “We are very pleased that the CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 from Prairie Naturals has been granted regulatory approval by Health Canada in a finished dosage format. Canadian natural health product regulations are among the most stringent in the world and receiving this license is a testament to BLIS K12’s high level of scientific support.“ BLIS K12 can now be sold with Health Canada approved therapeutic claims permitted only in Canada.