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ver the counter natural health products are supplements from natural sources used toprevent sickness or promote health that can be purchased without a prescription. Being inthe midst of cold and flu season, it’s not uncommon for the use of these supplements to
increase, however, many are also used on a regular basis. This month’s Poll Station
Edmontonians about their use of over the counter natural health products.
DO YOU USE OVER-THE-COUNTER
ARE YOU AWARE OF REGULATIONS
NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS?
AND DO YOU AGREE THEY ARE NEEDED?
Said they or someone in
Said they did not use
Said they were unaware
Said they were aware of
Were able to
their household use
over the counter
of any regulations on
regulations on natural
recall the bill was
natural health products
natural health products
called Bill C-51
The survey began by asking respondents if they, or anyone in their
Respondents were then told the federal government is currently in the
household, used over-the-counter natural health products, such as
process of changing the way it regulates natural health products and
vitamins and herbs. Over three quarters of the respondents (78
were asked if they were aware of any Bills or regulations regarding this
percent) indicated they, or someone in their households, used
issue. Forty percent indicated they were aware, with 18 percent of them
being able to recall it by name: Bill C-51.
The 22 percent who did not use over the counter natural health
All respondents were then informed that these products are currently
products were asked to indicate why not. Respondents most
regulated under the Natural Health Product Regulations, and that the
frequently mentioned that they did not believe it was necessary
federal government has proposed Bill C-51 to further ensure that
(59 percent), followed by natural health products being too
consumers have access to only safe, effective and high quality
Respondents who do use natural health products were then
After being provided with this information, respondents were asked
asked how long they have been taking them. They indicated they
to rate their level of agreement. Fifty-one percent were in high
have been using them for an average of 13 years, with 35 percent
agreement with Bill C-51, most frequently stating the need for
of them most frequently stating they have been using them for
consumer protection and quality control as their reason for agreement
more than 10 years, followed by at least 10 years (20 percent).
(73 percent). In contrast, 25 percent of respondents reported a low levelagreement with Bill C-51. When asked why they disagreed,
WHICH NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS
respondents most frequently stated the federal government does not
DO YOU USE AND HOW OFTEN?
Respondents were then asked what types of natural healthproducts they use. Most frequently, they used multi-vitamins (65
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percent), followed by vitamin C (60 percent). Fewer respondents
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mentioned Echinacea and Cold FX (35 percent and 29 percent
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respectively), followed by ginseng (22 percent) and garlic tablets(16 percent).
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When asked how often they use the various health products,
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respondents most frequently indicated they take multi-vitamins
and vitamin C, with 74 percent stating they take multi-vitaminsdaily and 30 percent reporting they take vitamin C daily. For
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products such as Cold FX, respondents indicated they were most
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