Morristown, NJ—PLT Health Solutions announced in a press release that the company has received a license from the Natural Health Products (NHP) Directorate of Health Canada to market its Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D to support immune health, bone health, and growth and development in healthy adults, children, and infants.

Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D is a powder made from mushrooms grown under USDA Good Agricultural and Good Handling Practices. It delivers 1,000 micrograms of vitamin D per gram. In Canada, approved claims include:
  • Helps (to) maintain/support immune function
  • Helps with immune function
  • Helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth
  • Helps in the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus
  • Calcium intake, when combined with sufficient Vitamin D, a healthy diet and regular exercise may reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis
  • Helps to build strong bones and teeth
  • Supports good health
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Dr. Barbara Davis, Head of Clinical and Regulatory Sciences for PLT, said in the release: “We’re very pleased that Health Canada has recognized the scientifically validated purity, safety, and quality of Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D. We have seen similar positive responses to Earthlight in both the United States and Europe and expect to have FDA Food Additive Petition and EU Novel Foods recognition soon. This regulatory approval couldn’t come at a better time, as people are increasingly looking for the type of support Vitamin D offers in their diets. With Earthlight, consumer products companies can provide that support through a wholesome, on-trend ingredient.”

Devin Stagg, COO at PLT, added: “Adequate levels of Vitamin D are important for a number of functions, including bone health, mineral absorption and a healthy immune system, among others. It’s well established that most people don’t get enough Vitamin D and today, with many of us going outside even less than usual, the need for added Vitamin D may be greater than ever. Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D is a unique solution for Vitamin D supplementation that addresses several important consumer trends, including vegan, organic, whole food and clean label. And let’s not forget the increased need for Vitamin D for people who pursue plant-based diets. Earthlight is cost-effective, produced in the United States.”