Protein content of select commercial whey protein products sold in Colombia is not matching the levels claimed on the labels, says a new study that highlights the quality issues in this South American market.
Researchers working with a group of postmenopausal women found that a technology using casein to encapsulate calcium nanoparticles reduced GI issues compared with more conventional calcium carbonate or calcium citrate supplements.
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.
Dutch specialty chemical and food ingredient distributor IMCD N.V. has acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of the Colombia-based ingredient distributor, Unired Químicas SAS to help grow its Americas footprint.
Front-of-pack labeling of nutritional bars with ‘high protein’ claims can drive consumer choice, especially among men, but only if it wasn’t associated with higher calories, says a new study from Colombian and Spanish scientists.
While healthy lifestyles, disease prevention and demographics all influence the vitamin and dietary supplement (VDS) segments in Latin America, adhering to price sensitivities proves a fundamental part of growth. We take a look at the region with Olivia...
As the internet and direct selling channels prove popular routes to market for sports nutrition brands in Colombia, we explore the segments and players leading the landscape and the challenges they face, with market research provider, Euromonitor International.
Relevium Technologies, a Canadian development stage company focusing on online sales of dietary supplements and personal care products, is moving to acquire LifeLine Pharma, a Colombian cannabis company.
Bogotá will join the esteemed global megacity list this year, thrusting Colombia into the catchment for the first time and presenting great investment opportunity for industry, says Euromonitor International's senior city analyst.
The private sector forms a critical role in securing a universal health model across Latin America but it must be regulated and guided given how influential and complex industry is, says the High-level Commission of the Pan American Health Organization...
Infant formula is driving the most significant surge for omega-3 ingredients in South America and this may explain the rising interest in algal sources, says the Global Organization for EPA and DHA omega-3 (GOED).
Nutrition-caused anemia is a leading hidden hunger health concern in Latin America that could be addressed through flour fortification but this needs private sector support, says the Food Fortification Initiative's director.
A burgeoning interest in fitness, sport and healthier lifestyles across Latin America will drive dietary supplement demands, presenting huge opportunity for new entrants and domestic players in particular, says an expert.
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The interest in cannabidiol (CBD) use in food supplements, foods, and even as an ingredient in cosmetics has gained much momentum in the past five years, but what is the regulatory situation around the world?
The Colombian health system should be looking to promote vitamin D supplements to postmenopausal women living in the country’s Caribbean region, an area with high levels of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency.
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Benexia, a Chile-based supplier of chia and other plant-based nutraceutical ingredients, says the low market penetration of dietary supplement ingredients in the continent means the market has a huge potential upside.
Latin America's industrial hemp market will see 'healthy' growth in coming years and hemp seeds hold strong potential as a protein, fiber and PUFA-rich ingredient for functional food and beverages, says a market analyst.
Colombia represents one of the more attractive market opportunities for dietary supplements in Latin America because of favorable growth projections as well as familiar and fairly lenient regulations, experts say.