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Gujarat nod for 92 corporations to make immunity boosters – Home Health Choices

AHMEDABAD: With demand for vitamin C and D spurting drastically amid unprecedented rush for immunity boosters, increasingly more corporations have ventured into manufacturing of those micronutrients for the reason that outbreak of Covid-19.

Since April 2020, 92 producers have obtained a go-ahead by Gujarat Food and Drug Control Administration (FDCA) to make vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) within the state. Of the whole, 51 corporations have gotten approvals for vitamin C and 41 for vitamin D3.

“As many as 192 new product permissions have been issued to these 92 players to manufacture either formulations or raw materials (active pharmaceutical ingredient) of these vitamins,” mentioned Dr HG Koshia, commissioner, Gujarat FDCA.

Companies like Baxter Pharmaceuticals India Ltd, Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Centurion Remedies Private Ltd, KC Laboratories Private Ltd and Halewood Laboratories Ltd have obtained product permission for making tablets of vitamin C, additionally known as ascorbic acid.

Massive bounce in demand and gross sales of vitamin C, D3

Firms reminiscent of Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Ratnamani Healthcare, Avery Pharmaceuticals, Gujarat Pharma Labs and Reino Remedies have been granted approvals for vitamin D3, also called cholecalciferol, reveals knowledge shared by Gujarat FDCA.

“Many new players have entered into making these vitamins due to the increase in demand in the wake of Covid-19,” Koshia added. State FDCA nod is required to fabricate nutritional vitamins for use in pharma merchandise.

The demand and gross sales of vitamin C and D3 has seen an enormous bounce with shoppers speeding to spice up their immunity within the time of Covid-19 pandemic. The mixture of vitamin C and zinc is being largely used as an immunity booster by shoppers, say chemists.

“There has been a drastic jump in sales of vitamin C and zinc post Covid-19 outbreak. The sales of vitamin C and zinc have galloped almost 10 times and the consumer demand continues to remain strong. The usage of Vitamin D3 has also increased,” mentioned Alpesh Patel, president, Federation of Gujarat State Chemists and Druggists’ Association (FGSCDA).

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