FAQs

 

About CSN Pharma

Frequently Asked Questions About CSN Pharma

Does CSN Pharma know trusted vendors to source raw materials with better pricing?

Yes, our vast network can provide not only raw materials consistently with better pricing but also packaging material as well. Locally and Internationally.

Does CSN Pharma provide full support to its clients from start to finish?

Yes, we call it a one-stop-shop. We can help you bring your natural idea to the market at any stage of the process. From brainstorming with you to creating a roadmap for product development to meeting its regulatory compliances and manufacturing it.

To know more You can also book a free consultation with us by clicking here.

What are CSN Pharma’s Manufacturing Capabilities?

Our manufacturing capabilities include raw material sourcing, blending, encapsulating, packaging, labelling and testing. We specialise in powders and capsules with the following forms: bottles, pouches, sachets, capsules, stick packs. and we do liquid filling (bottling).

What are CSN Pharma’s Product Development Services?

Private Label Services, R&D for custom formulation, regulatory services, customer support with our team of experts, sourcing quality ingredients, regularly following up along with our Product Roadmap.

What category claims does CSN Pharma offer with its private label services?

You can download our Product List to check a few of our private label services. They include: Skin & joint health, Cognition, Bone & Teeth, Sports Nutrition & Performance Supplements, Immunity Boosters, and Plant-Based Supplements Categories.

What is CSN Pharma’s mission, vision and values?

You can check our statements and know more about us by accessing our About Us page.

What licenses and certifications does CSN Pharma hold on to?

We are a Health Canada Approved and FDA Registered health supplement manufacturing facility. Along with these, we are GMP, HACCP, ISO 22000, and ISO 9001 certified.

What makes CSN Pharma so special?

We stand out for being your co-manufacturer partner and not simply a third party provider. We provide excellent customer service, with regular follow up policy, expertise support from a knowledgeable and experienced team and constant innovation.

On top of that, we only work with high quality suppliers, machinery and production standards, fresh raw material and fast turnaround times with competitive prices.

What seals can I instantly apply to my product’s label when I work with CSN Pharma?

You can consider using the following: GMP Certified, Made in Canada, Gluten-free (we are a gluten-free facility), Health Canada approved. Depending on your formulation, you may also use: Vegan friendly, Organic Ingredients, No added sugar, No artificial added, etc.

 

General Questions

Frequently Asked General Questions

How do I get a quote from you?

Click here to fill out these simple questions and our team will get back to you in 1 business day. You can also send us an email to info@csnpharma.com

 

How do you choose the right contract manufacturer for your company?

Here are a few criteria you should consider:

GMP Certification and other certification capabilities; Third-Party Quality Assurance; Turnaround response times; History reputation. We would also suggest you to set a quick online meeting with a few candidates to feel which one you connect better with.

How should capsules be packaged and stored properly?

Most products have a shelf-life of 2 years, capsules are no different. In order to comply to that shelf-life capsules should be stored at room temperature (15 to 25 degrees Celsius) and relative humidity of 35 to 65%.

How to contact us?

Contact us via email at info@csnpharma.com or phone +1 (604) 544-5958 and ask for our Business Development Manager. You can also book a free consultation with us by clicking here.

Is the supplement business regulated in Canada?

Yes, it it regulated by the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD).

State an example of a natural health product (nutraceutical)?

Daily multivitamins, ashwagandha extract, matcha extract, mushroom extracts, plant-based protein, Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, electrolytes mix, cognitive supplements, liver health supplements, etc.

What 5 steps do we suggest you take to bring your Natural Health Idea to Market?
  1. Identify The Products That Are In Demand
  2. Define Your Target Market
  3. Get To Know Your Competition
  1. Finding Your Manufacturer
  2. Gaining Customers

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What distinguishes nutraceuticals from functional foods?

From a regulatory point of view their difference is the need to apply for a product’s license. Some ingredients, specially extracts must be classified as natural health products (nutraceuticals) and must submit an application for a product’s license (NPN number).

What does the term “contract manufacturing” mean?

Contract manufacturing involves contracting out a portion of a product’s manufacturing to a third party. More specifically, it is outsourcing the production of your product to a specialised third party instead of DIY.

What information do I need to get a quote for my project?

We can guide you step by step, so send us a message even if you are just starting with your idea and let us help you! The information we will discuss together will be: on your formulation, your target market, your target price, the quantities for first production and your timeline.

What is ”Target Price”?

Target price is the price that you would like to see as your cost from your co-man. We can teach you how to calculate your target price based on market research to similar products. Book a free consultation with us by clicking here and we can explain how.

What is the difference between Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical?

Nutraceuticals are supplements that can contain only nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids or plant extracts. Pharmaceuticals are products that can contain chemical substances with the purpose of treating diseases.

What is the Market Overview of the Canadian Nutraceuticals Industry?

During the forecast period (2022-2027), the Canadian nutraceuticals market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 5.62%.

What is the quality of the products that we promise?

We are a GMP and ISO-certified company, and the products we manufacture deeply rely on high-quality ingredients, so we can promise the best quality for your products.

What should you be aware of about safety when taking nutritional supplements?

Nutritional supplements can cause adverse effects. We recommend checking with your health professional before using any natural products and to always stick to labels recommendations.

 

Supplements Knowledge Base

Frequently Asked Questions About Supplements

Are plant-based supplements safe to take?

In comparison to synthetic supplements, plant-based vitamins and minerals have been determined to be safer for long-term use. This is the logic behind why nutritionists and doctors from around the world advise those who are nutritionally deficient to take natural supplements made from pure, plant-based ingredients.

Does taking a protein supplement benefits your health?

Protein supplements are a complement to a healthy diet. For example, evidence suggests that they significantly increase muscle mass and strength when taking after a resistant training session.

In which oils are medium-chain triglycerides found?

Coconut oil, palm kernel oil, coconut goods, and dairy products are the primary sources of MCTs.

Is bovine collagen effective?

Bovine collagen is a source of collagen type I and III which is related to skin health and joint health by several scientific studies. Click here to know more info.

Is collagen a good source of nutrition?

Collagen protein is the most common protein structure that we have in our body. It’s present not only in our hair and skin but also bones, muscles, gut, vessels, lungs, retina, etc. Its amino acid profile can nurture your body and the products that also include other nutrients, such as vitamin C, biotin, zinc, hyaluronic acid, that are essential for synthesizing fiber of collagen in your body are great supplement options for daily use.

Is consuming protein before bed beneficial?

First of all, beneficial for what? Know your goals and you will know better which supplements are best for you. Experts have done studies on the subject, and the findings indicate that consuming 30–40 grams before bed can stimulate muscle growth when combined with strength training sessions

Is daily use of omega-3 supplements advisable?

WHO recommends an omega-3 fatty acid consumption of 1.1–1.6 grams (1,100–1,600 mg) per day for most adults. However, you should always consult your health professional for personal advice.

Is it better to take vitamins in capsule or liquid form?

More importantly than dose form is the nutrient format and combination. Our team of experts can help you find the best bioavailability to you product which is something extremely important to its effectiveness and commonly forgotten.

The difference between capsule and liquid form is about absorption speed. Liquids are generally more quickly absorbed but they demand flavoring and the addition of conservatives more often than capsules do.

Is it necessary to take liver health supplements?

No supplement should be considered necessary. Liver health supplements usually contain nutrients and extracts that can help your liver function but before taking any supplementation you should consult a health specialist.

Is L-glutamine safe to take every day?

Depending on why you’re taking glutamine, you should adjust how much and how often you take it. Clinical trials typically involve 5 to 45 grams daily for up to six weeks with no adverse side effects.

Is magnesium bisglycinate good for sleep?

The mineral magnesium has shown to improve sleep standards and reduce restless legs syndrome symptoms by several scientific studies. Magnesium bisglycinate is a good bioavalable form to supplement magnesium.

Should I take vitamin D and vitamin K2 together?

According to recent studies, Vitamins K2 and D3 have a significant synergistic relationship. When vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 are taken together, the calcium delivered by vitamin D is more likely to reach your bones where it is needed and not build up in artery deposits.

What are Amino acids?

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.

What are Medicinal Mushrooms?

Medicinal mushrooms include Reishi, Chaga, Shiitake, Maitake, Cordyceps, and Lion’s Mane. For thousands of years, mushrooms’ nutritional and therapeutic benefits have been understood. Only 200 of the approximately 2000 mushroom species are harvested for use as food and medicinal purposes.

To know more on medicinal mushrooms, visit our Immunity Boosters section

What are Probiotics?

Live bacteria and yeasts can be called probiotics when they are beneficial to your health with evidence based studies.

What are the benefits of medicinal mushrooms?

The main beneficial effects that we can claim for medicinal mushroom supplements are: antioxidants, helps to improve immunity, helps to improve cognition, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and cardiovascular protective properties.

What are the commonly taken sports supplements?

Creatine monohydrates, Protein blends, Omega 3 EPA, BCAA, Glucosamine, and Multivitamins are the most commonly used sports supplements.

What are the necessary times you should use electrolytes?

Electrolyte drinks can help you replenish and re-hydrate. Drinking electrolytes is ideal in situations such as when in an extremely hot environment, having episodes of vomiting or diarrhoea, in vigorous workouts, overusing alcohol, etc.

What are the top supplements for Vegans and Vegetarians?

Plant-based protein from various food sources, Collagen booster blend, Vegan amino-acids, Creatine, Botany blend, Immune blend, Cognitive blend, Vegan Vitamin D3, Multivitamins and minerals, etc.

What are the types of sports nutrition supplements?

Sports nutrition supplements include energy drinks, protein powders, electrolytes, recovery mixes and performance boosters.

What does a health supplement do?

A supplement’s role is to complement your diet by filling in the nutritional gaps left by your regular dietary intake and demands. In instances with a greater need for nutrients, supplements can be helpful, particularly vitamin and mineral supplements.

What is an effective immune system booster?

Immune system boosters can be built with a blend of nutrients (vitamin C, zinc, complex B vitamins) and plant extracts (mushrooms with beta-glucans polissacharides) and probiotics.

What is the purpose of an omega-3 supplement?

The supplementation of Omega-3 EPA is more related to anti-inflammatory effects and Omega-3 DHA to cognitive health. They are commonly extracted from marine fish from cold waters so it is very important to check if the supplement you are taking is sustainably sourced and tested for heavy metals. There are vegan options of Omega 3 as well.

What is the purpose of bone & teeth supplements?

Specially among older women, bone and teeth supplements containing calcium and other ingredients can help to prevent or mitigate silent illnesses such as osteoporosis.

What is the world’s most widely researched dietary supplement?

Creatine Monohydrate

There are many creatine types available, but creatine monohydrate has received the most research and has been consistently proven beneficial. Creatine plays an important role in energy delivery to muscles especially in modalities of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and strength training, helping you to build good power and stamina in your workouts.

To know more on Creatine Monohydrate, visit our Sports & Nutrition Supplements Performance section.

What signs indicate that electrolytes are insufficient in your body?

Fatigue, Headaches, dizziness, unusual heartbeat, confusion, irritability, lethargy, and vomiting are the signs of severe electrolyte imbalances.

What supplements are related to gut health?

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Licorice root, Arrowroot, Collagen protein, L-Glutamine, and Zinc carnosine are the most commonly used supplements for gut health.

When should I start taking collagen?

Taking collagen supplements is not age-restricted. The production of collagen may diminish over time for some people as early as in their mid-20s. We recommend start taking collagen supplements at age 20-25 to improve skin health, elasticity and hydration.

Which type of collagen is the most powerful?

There are many type of collagen in our body and the strongest kind for skin health is a type I or type 1 because it’s the skin’s actual structural protein.