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Chromium Picolinate Approved for Canadian SaleChromium Picolinate Approved for Canadian Sale

February 25, 2010

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Chromium Picolinate Approved for Canadian Sale

PURCHASE, N.Y.Nutrition 21 Inc., developer and marketer of nutritional ingredients for the dietary supplement, functional food and beverage markets, announced chromium picolinate was officially approved for sale in Canada as a natural health product by Health Canada, the Canadian federal agency devoted to maintaining and improving the health of the nation's citizens. As a result of this approval, Nutrition 21 can now sell its Chromax® brand of chromium picolinate to Canadian manufacturers, marketers, and importers of natural health products.

Natural health products (referred to as dietary supplements in the U.S.) require approval from Health Canada prior to marketing in Canada. After reviewing the safety and efficacy of chromium picolinate, Health Canada issued a revised monograph which now allows applicants access to an expedited licensing process taking less than 60 days. This process can help manufacturers more quickly get chromium picolinate products into the Canadian market.

"Chromium picolinate is now the only organically bound chromium approved for sale in U.S., European Union, and Canadian markets," stated William J. Levi, vice president, Ingredients and Special Markets. "We are delighted to be informed of the Canadian approval of chromium picolinate, which now allows us to expand sales of our Chromax® ingredient to natural health product manufacturers and marketers servicing the Canadian market."



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