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Study shows anti-aging promise of taurine supplementation

By Asia Sherman

Supplementation with taurine – perhaps best known as an additive in energy drinks – may help control oxidative stress during the aging process, says a recent study published in the journal Nutrition.

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Back to the Future and the reset called 2021

By George Paraskevakos, IPA Executive Director

Contemplating the year that was and in the classical fashion of penning articles tied to movie titles, I must say, it was difficult to choose one which depicted the year IPA and the world of probiotics has gone through.

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News in Brief

ANVISA grants novel food certification for Levagen

By Stephen Daniells

Gencor’s Levagen, a clinically studied form of palmitolethanolamide (PEA), has been granted novel foods certification by Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency ANVISA.

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Apsen launches 'first psychobiotic' in Brazil

São Paulo-based Apsen has partnered with Lallemand Health Solutions to launch a probiotic formulation for the brain-gut axis on the Brazilian market, with approved health claims by the Brazilian Health Authorities, ANVISA.

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What amounts to a novel nutritious ingredient in Brazil?

By Natasha Spencer

What’s the appeal of novel ingredients in preventative health, functional and sports nutrition products among Brazilian consumer? NutraIngredients-LATAM spoke with Jaume Reguant, Healthcare Director at Bioiberica to find out.

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CBD in Latin America: What can we expect?

By Natasha Spencer

As Latin American cannabis company Khiron receives approval to expand its hemp CBD brand into Colombia, we look at the markets to watch, opportunities for growth and the steps leading CBD brands are taking to appeal to consumers.

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Active Pharmaceutica and BioActor enter into exclusive partnership

By Natasha Spencer

Brazilian pharmaceutical distributor, Active Pharmaceutica, and product development supplier, BioActor, team up to promote and distribute Bioactor’s proprietary sports performance ingredient in Brazil. We spoke to BioActor’s CEO, Hans van der Saag to...