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...
The National Health Surveillance Agency of the Brazilian Ministry of Health (ANVISA) has granted pre-market approval to Natures Crops International’s Ahiflower oil, opening up South America’s biggest market to this plant-based omega oil.
Live and heat-killed Lactobacillus paracasei PS23 – a probiotic strain isolated from the feces of healthy humans – may improve physical performance and recovery following exercise-induced muscle damage, suggests a new study.
Responses to probiotic interventions can vary between people, but a new study suggesting that an initial metabologenomic analysis of the gut microbiota may remove the guess work and allow for accurate predictions of the potential effects of a probiotic.
Functional ingredients manufacturer Beneo has spent €90 million to expand its Pemuco, Chile production plant, increasing its prebiotic chicory root fibers capacity by 30%. The investment also reducing specific energy consumption by 35%.
For the second time in recent years network marketing giant Herbalife has made an abrupt management switch, with board chairman Michael Johnson stepping in as interim CEO. The move coincided with a disappointing sales report that saw the company’s share...
Save the Date! NutraIngredients-USA’s Sports & Active Nutrition Summit returns to San Diego, February 15-17, 2023. The event brings together scientists, formulators, consultants, and regulatory experts to move the sports nutrition category forward.
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.
Prebiotic ingredient powerhouse Beneo has announced a multi-million euro investment program for the coming years to expand capacity for its prebiotic chicory root fibre production sites in Belgium and Chile.
All beta (β) glucans are not created equal, according to Kerry scientists, who reveal that structural differences in yeast β-glucans may influence health benefits associated with the fibre’s consumption.
Middle-aged obese people assigned to a low-calorie diet to promote weight loss may reap greater benefits with additional lutein supplementation, say findings from a double-blind, randomized controlled trial.
New research has warned about the importance of expert guidance and biochemical monitoring for sports nutrition users, as it finds a link between supplement consumption and alterations in liver and kidney function.
Mining the traditional fermented beverages “Masato de Yuca” and “Chicha de Siete Semillas”, scientists from Peru and Spain have reported a potential new probiotic with performance that matches or exceeds an established commercial strain.
The beauty from within category is resonating in the marketplace as consumers look to maintain a youthful glow and even turn back the clock. The nutri-cosmetics market is forecasted to grow significantly over the next few years and the rising interest...
Microbiology expert Jessica ter Haar, PhD, is the scientific director at the International Probiotics Association (IPA). She focuses a lot on helping women achieve their best possible microbial health during every stage of life—a topic that she’s helping...
Powerful tools like artificial intelligence and CRISPR are set to drive next generation solutions to modulate the microbiome: Find out more at the upcoming IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas Digital Summit.
The market for collagen peptide products are still a long way from their peak, a new report suggests as it cites probiotics and omega 3’s developmental paths as evidence that collagen’s product lifecycle is still at a very early stage.
A supplement of two L. reuteri probiotic strains can significantly reduce days of fever and severity of pain in children being treated for upper respiratory tract infections thanks to their anti-inflammatory effects, according to a new clinical trial.
So-called ‘green ammonia’ is central to Aker BioMarine’s recently announced plan to reduce its CO2 footprint. Key to the plan is a developing partnership with the county of Uruguay, which has become a leader in renewable energy.
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.
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.
As consumers seek out immune-support products, probiotics are one of the categories to have experienced sales growth in 2020. The science to substantiate the claims has been key, said George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of the International Probiotics...
Experts from Seed Health, P&G, Culturelle, Fitbiomics, University College Cork, and North Caroline State University are just some of the confirmed speakers for North America’s flagship event for the prebiotics, probiotics, and microbiome community.
Multi level marketing company Nature’s Sunshine has reported flat to falling sales in all of its markets. In an earnings call, one analyst even suggested the company leave the markets in Latin America altogether.
Consuming avocado pulp prior to aerobic exercise may accelerate cardiovascular recovery after exercise, with blood pressure and heart rate returning to normal levels faster than placebo, suggests a small study from Brazil.
As Omega-3 fish oil concentrates producer, Wiley Companies, formulates its first omega-3 concentrate in powder form, NutraIngredients-LATAM spoke to the company’s Director of Nutrition Education and Research, Gretchen Vannice, about its new release and...
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.
The new research about krill’s choline bolsters the latest iteration of this story, said Nils Hoem, PhD, Aker’s chief scientist. Choline is a natural constituent of krill oil as part of its phospholipid makeup as a part of the molecule phosphatidylcholine.
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