The Natural Health and Supplementary Products permitted ingredients list is being developed using the Health Canada and Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration lists of ingredients used in similar products as a starting point. Some New Zealand native species and other ingredients that we deem to be safe will be added.
Some permitted ingredients from those lists will not be permitted in New Zealand, due to safety concerns or because they are prescription or pharmacy-only medicines here.
Currently there are approximately 5500 permitted ingredients on the draft list. While it will be possible to add an ingredient after the initial permitted list is finalised, this will attract a fee. Consultation on permitted ingredients is on-going and we welcome your input.