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?