The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) has approved Kyowa Hakko’s Setria ingredient, making it the first glutathione authorized for use in dietary supplements and functional foods in the country.
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...
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.
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.
Guayusa’s particular chemical profile could make it a winner in the esports arena, a supplier says. And the use of a dedicated esports game training platform is one of the ways that its benefits could be quantified.
Krill harvester Aker BioMarine has turned up the heat on its sustainability messaging by cooperating with Pew Charitable Trusts, an organization that has long been supportive of a cautious approach to the harvesting of krill in Antarctica.
Despite challenges to entry, there is growing consumer appeal in the Brazilian sports nutrition market. We talk pricing, politics and product innovation with Tom Morgan, Senior Market Analyst at Lumina Intelligence.
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?
Brazil’s world leading diversity of plants conceals another as yet unexplored universe—the vast number of bacterial and fungal species living within these plants in a symbiotic relationship. These organisms could be the source of as yet undiscovered active...
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.
Herbalife’s global sales rose 15% in the third quarter. Record sales in China and the rest of Asia helped drive the result, and the company bucked recent trends in the multi-level marketing sector by posting sales increases in North America as well.
Most studies looking at bioactive compounds have focused on temperate climate berries, argue researchers from Brazil. They make the case for the commercialization of Brazilian small fruits to compete with so-called ‘temperate berries.’
Agricultural commodities giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. has expanded its reach into the microbiome space with the acquisition of UK-based manufacturer Probiotics International Ltd. in a cash deal worth $243.5 million (£185 million).
The Latin American Responsible Nutrition Alliance (ALANUR) is working alongside other organizations to harmonize regulations for dietary supplements and understand consumer habits in the expansive and dynamic region of Latin America, home to roughly 625...
Direct selling companies have a relatively large share of dietary supplement sales in Latin American countries compared to others around the globe, according to data from market research firm Euromonitor.
Young Living, a multilevel marketing company that sells products based on essential oils, has entered into a plea agreement for illegally trading in oils from endangered species. The company will pay fines totaling $760,000, the Justice Department announced...
Diversion – the selling of authentic products in invalid markets, like MLM products on Amazon – is on the rise, with the healthcare practitioner and MLM channels most affected, says an expert from packaging specialists Nosco.