Chia became a household name in the 1980s, popularized by the fascination with fur-sprouting animal figurines, but its use as health aid dates as far back as the Aztec and Mayan empires. Today, after a slight dip in the market, chia is back on the scene...
Stock traders have lost confidence in Herbalife as sales slow and costs rise for the multilevel marketing giant. The company’s recent deceleration could back up the idea that inflation poses a threat the health of the supplement industry.
After decades with some of the most respected brands in sports nutrition, Dr Rob Wildman has ventured out on his own and his new brand is an embodiment of his commitment to the field and his pursuit of quality. “I want to take the guesswork out of taking...
The advent of a strategic patent has put formulation specialist Biomedican on course to fundamentally alter the cannabinoid supply picture, the company claims. In addition, a Mexican court ruling has opened up opportunities south of the border.
This week, the ingredient supplier announced that its proprietary blend of β-glucogallin, cocos nucifera, and selenopeptides has been granted a patent in Mexico for the ability to protect dermal papilla cells.
Reviews of certain probiotic products are on the up in the Latin American countries. NutraIngredients-LATAM spoke to Emer Mackle, Market Analyst at Lumina Intelligence about the current probiotic landscape.
A recent research study in the Plant Foods for Human Nutrition journal focuses on the functional properties of the fibrous-like material, agave bagasse, to explore its capabilities and applications in the prebiotic space.
As Swiss nutrition and health company, Nestlé, plans to gear its strategic development and investment efforts towards Mexico, NutraIngredients-LATAM caught up with a spokesperson from Nestlé about what we can expect to see from its cash injection.
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.
Supplements of Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 led to significantly lower incidence of symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) in Mexican children, according to data from a randomized, double-blind, parallel and placebo-controlled study.
The mainstreaming of sports nutrition backed by the ever-rising importance of online reviews and ratings and social media validation, are key findings from a 6-pack of sports nutrition sub-sector reports published by Lumina Intelligence.
Underdiagnosis, insufficient intervention methods, the prevalence of diabetes and a lack of contemporary primary care approaches to nutrition and weight, are causing an obesity crisis in Mexico, a recent study reveals.
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 probiotics reach and excel in new and existing segments in Latin America, we take a look at two of its leading marketplaces: Brazil and Mexico, with Lumina Intelligence’s Market Analyst, Emer Mackle, to find out how innovation is transforming the nutritional...
Nature’s Sunshine, a network marketing company that concentrates on the sale of dietary supplements, announced a plan to restructure its business in Latin America and elsewhere as it eked out a slender overall sales increase during its second quarter...
Consumption of fast-moving-consumer-goods (FMCG) in Latin America has dropped for the first time in a decade and with buying patterns changing fast, this is an important shift industry must address, says Kantar Worldpanel.
French firm Charles & Alice is making its first foray into North America and markets beyond based on the benefits of a well-known probiotic: BC-30, which was developed by Ganeden, now part of Irish ingredients giant Kerry.
The future of cannabis in foods and supplements remains unclear for Mexico following the revocation of guidelines without any next-step plan, but a new regulatory instrument should come soon, says the principal of DPE International Consulting.
Amazonian fruits are valued for a plethora of functions like antimicrobial, antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory among other things, but the main benefit remains their antioxidant effect, a mini review finds.
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).
The dietary supplements category in Argentina has seen significant year-on-year growth since 2015 and is forecast to develop faster than Brazil and Mexico in the coming five years, according to Euromonitor International.
A handful of locally-grown Mexican bean varieties are richer in iron, zinc, protein and antioxidants and should be considered in biofortification efforts to fight malnutrition across the country, researchers say.
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.
DrinkPlus-creator Play Saludable hopes to drive local interest and secure international expansion with its latest functional drink Nikte, branded around alebrijes – mythical creatures from Mexican folklore.
By Will Chu, Niamh Michail, Hank Schultz, and Cheryl Tay
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?