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Archive for December 2019

In Sport and Nutrition Training? Here’s How Fish Oil Boosts Recovery

Fish oil is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, known to boost heart health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Fish oil is also used for recovery in athletes. Since the human body requires omega-3s, they are a good idea to consciously incorporate into a diet in general.  For physical activity and recovery, the anti-inflammatory acids also reduce muscle breakdown, so this has a valuable effect on recovery. In particular with clients who are injured, fish oil can enhance the body’s ability to preserve muscle tissue while not in use. Read on for more about fish oil and.. READ MORE »

Micro Cultivation and How it Might Play into Your Cannabis Career

Craft products and small batch production has become more popular in recent decades, from microbreweries full of interesting beer to small coffee roasters pushing quality over quantity. Customers enjoy products that offer a more personal brand, where consumables are treated with more care and the experience feels a little more special. Expertise is implied and often demonstrated in craft food, drink, and other consumables. Authenticity is in high demand for today’s consumers, and this can translate into micro cultivation in cannabis, especially into the future as the industry evolves. Changes might mean that craft cannabis becomes a more sought after.. READ MORE »

Getting Your Regulatory Affairs Certification? Canada’s Special Access Program May Interest You

Working with regulatory systems requires a strong background in standards and regulations, so that you have a good understanding of how they function and how they can change. Pharmaceutical regulations dictate how Canadians can access the drugs that they need to be healthy and enjoy a high quality of life. When regulations are made, it is often to improve the process by which people receive their pharmaceutical products and make healthcare more effective. In the case of Canada’s Special Access Program, patients who haven’t been able to receive effective treatment with conventional therapies are given access to drugs not normally.. READ MORE »

What to Expect in Cannabis Quality Assurance Careers

In a tightly regulated industry such as cannabis, quality assurance is an integral element. Without it, pinpointing trouble areas or finding the cause of an issue can be nearly impossible. If you choose to work in this part of the cannabis industry, you’ll find ways to maintain optimal conditions and environments for safe, high-quality product. As a consumable, cannabis needs to be carefully checked before falling in the hands of the public. Consistency is key and attention to detail is a must for anyone working in quality assurance. If this path interests you, read on to learn more about what.. READ MORE »

The Food Technology Behind Fortified Cereals

Fortification or enrichment of foods involves either adding vitamins and minerals to food products, or replacing micronutrients that are lost when the food is processed. Fortification isn’t just a choice made by companies. In Canada there are laws that set requirements around fortification of certain foods. For example, vitamin C must be added to vegetable drinks and vitamins A and D are mandatory in margarine. Many nutrients are also designated as “voluntary”, or optional, for example those added to breakfast cereals.  These voluntary nutrients include: Thiamine Niacin Vitamin B6 Folic acid Pantothenic acid Magnesium Iron Zinc These nutrients serve to.. READ MORE »

3 Things to Know About Topicals if You Want an Ontario Dispensary Licence

With topicals now legal in Canada, the Ontario cannabis industry is ready to adapt to the changes that come with new products and regulations. If you’re working or studying to work in the industry, you should understand how oils, creams, lotions, and other such products work to have the product knowledge you need. Many people may prefer these products if they don’t wish to orally consume cannabis, so topicals open up a wide opportunity for new consumers and growth in the cannabis industry. Knowing how these products are absorbed by the body and different variations to expect can help you.. READ MORE »

What Grads with a Clinical Research Diploma Should Know About Drug Lifecycles

The product development lifecycle of drugs is longer than many people think. New therapeutic products, which are drugs or biologics, undergo a complex process that takes approximately 10 to 12 years from start to finish. When you work in clinical research, you will play a role in the industry that brings new drugs and medical devices to market. There are many stages to this process, all of which are important. Without clinical research, this process wouldn’t be complete. Read on to learn more about what’s involved in a drug lifecycle, with a focus on why clinical research is an integral.. READ MORE »

Supply Chain Facts and What They Mean for AGCO Cannabis Careers

Supply chains can be categorized into upstream, midstream, and downstream components. Canada’s cannabis industry is made up of: Growers, cultivators, and producers (upstream) Distributors (midstream) Retailers (downstream) To protect consumers, the cannabis supply chain is carefully regulated at every stage, so those working within it need to be aware of stringent rules and standards. The supply chain for cannabis is made up of stages where the product is: Grown and cultivated Processed: trimmed, dried, cured, extracted Tested Distributed Sold These stages prepare product for consumption and when each step is carefully tended to, quality and safety is preserved. Read on.. READ MORE »

3 Facts About the Canada Food and Drugs Act for Students in Quality Control Courses

The Canada Food and Drugs Act is an important part of consumer safety in Canada. Whether hazards are accidental or caused by fraudulent behaviour, the statute protects people from these risks in food, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics. The first version of the Food and Drugs Act came into effect in 1920, undergoing many revisions afterwards. This is important legislation, as it forms the basic core of food and drug safety laws in the country. In order to pursue a career involved in keeping standards high for these products, you should have an understanding of the act and its history… READ MORE »

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