Himalaya Sports Candy and Himalaya Pastilles FAQs
- Why is Himalaya Sports Candy being called Sports Candy?
Himalaya Sports Candy was developed based on the purpose of giving convenient to active peoples and sportsmen to take salt replenishment on the go and an alternative form besides the conventional way in “Sports Drink”.
- Is this a Malaysian brand?
Yes, it is a Malaysian homegrown brand launched in 2017 and factory is in Tampin, Negeri Sembilan. Himalaya Sports Candy is one of the sub-brands for Bigfoot products.
- What are the differences between Himalaya Sports Candy and Himalaya Pastilles?
Himalaya Sports Candy is a type of hard candy and it contain Himalayan Salt that primarily helps to improve hydration whereas Himalaya Pastilles is a soft candy type, does not contain Himalayan Salt.
- What is the uniqueness that made this Sports Candy so popular and became talk of town?
The popularity of Himalaya Sports Candy is mainly due to its uniqueness where it gives consumers four (4) distinctive experiences of flavors such as lemon, minty, sweetness and saltiness. The overall flavors profiles are mild and is well blend and is not too salty nor sweet where it gives pleasant and appealing flavor teasing our taste buds.
- Is it true that the popularity of Himalaya Sports Candy prompt to counterfeit?
Yes, due to its popularity there are counterfeit of Himalaya Sports Candy in the market previously. To curb the issues of counterfeits the brand continue to invest into security measures on the packaging materials from sachets to carton boxes and we always keep our loyal consumers updates on our security measures.
Beside this security measure we do periodic and quality checks in all markets where Himalaya Sports Candy in. Our distributors in each respective country are entrusted together with us to bring down the counterfeits and working closely with respective government agencies.
- How can I differentiate the genuine and the counterfeit ones?
Besides the overall packaging design where you can differentiate it, we have incorporated a security seal in our packaging that’s in a “red color seal” when you enlarge it with your camera or magnifying to minimum eight (8) times you will be able to see security seal fine prints of the lines and Bigfoot logos all around. The detailing of the print which is like our currency notes fine prints of lines and wording.
- Do you have a Brand Ambassador?
Yes, our brand ambassador is Ms. Goh Liu Ying, Olympic Silver Medalist for Badminton Mixed Double in Rio Olympic 2016 for our Himalaya Sports Candy.
- Why is this brand categories as Sports Candy?
We positioned Himalaya Sports Candy in this category is due to the key ingredients that we use in this product is genuine Himalayan Salt, and salt (sodium) is one of the key minerals needed to maintain to the optimum performance of sportsmen and improve hydration.
- Is this the only “Sports Candy” in the market and what are your differences between others?
We are pioneer in Sports Candy category in Malaysia, our brand is prominently displayed in many established retailers and most importantly we used genuine Himalayan Salt and our candies are well blend in terms of the taste profiles and it gives you fresh breath and throat soothing besides improve hydration.
- Where can I buy Himalaya Sports Candy or Himalaya Pastilles products?
It is available in most major supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies and local retailers.
- Can I order through online?
Yes, it is available in Lazada, Shopee and major retailers’ online platform.
- Can I buy direct from factory or becoming your distributor whom should I speak to?
We practice closed market system in each country hence we do not sell directly to consumers or wholesalers. You will be required to contact our respective country distributor which is stated on the products packaging otherwise please send us your inquiry to [email protected]
- What is Himalayan Salt?
Himalayan Salt has a history of over 300 million years and is from an ancient seabed lies deep in the Himalayan mountain range. These great oceans dried over time and left behind this rock salt as deposits. Himalayan Salt was discovered by Alexander the Great around 326 BC during his Indian campaign.
Himalayan Salt also known as Rock Salt/ Himalayan Pink Salt or Himalayan Sea Salt it is believed to contains 84 trace minerals which are beneficial to our body, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron, so it does more than just make your food taste better.
- Where is this Himalayan Salt from and is it HALAL?
Himalayan Salt is mined from the base on Himalayan mountain range in Punjab, Pakistan. Our Himalayan Salt source is certified Halal by Halal Certification Board recognized by Department of Islamic Development Malaysia.
- What are the differences between Himalayan Salt and Table Salt and Sea Salt?
All types of salt which including table salt has its origin from a sea or a salty body of water, but not all salts currently on the market come from the oceans in existence today like Himalayan Salt. What does that mean? Salts that are not sea salt are often derived from underground salt deposits left behind by seawater at some point.
The main difference between Himalayan Salt and regular table Salt is primarily that Himalayan salt is often mined by hand and very pure with little process, it is one of the closest natural source of salt and it contain 84 traces of mineral (sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron and others) that benefits our body. Whereas table salt is a process salt where during the process of cleaning it removes all its minerals and impurities and furthermore added with anti-caking agents to keep clumps from forming.
- Is Sodium/ Salt important to our daily life?
Sodium does not only play a key role in our health as one of the important minerals it is also one of the key components in electrolytes that becomes ions in solution and acquire the capacity to conduct electricity in our body. Balance of the electrolytes in our body is essential for normal function of our cells and our organs besides the enough level of sodium in our body will prevent muscle cramps.
For excess sodium in our body it will be excrete in urine and sweats. Sodium controls the total amount of water in the body and the transmission of sodium into and out of individual cells also plays a role in critical body functions. Many processes in the body, especially in the brain, nervous system, and muscles, require electrical signals for communication. The movement of sodium is critical in the generation of these electrical signals. Therefore, too much or too little sodium can cause cells to malfunction, and extremes in the blood sodium levels (too much or too little) can be fatal.
- Are Himalaya Sports Candy and Himalaya Pastilles, Halal and any other accreditations?
Yes, all products manufactured by Nicko Jeep Manufacture Sdn Bhd including both Himalaya Sports Candy and Himalaya Pastilles are certified HALAL by Jakim. Besides HALAL the factory is accredited by SGS International for ISO 22000:2018, HACCP and GMP. Hence all our products are adhered to strictest hygiene, food safety and quality assurance.
- Is it safe to consume Himalaya Sports Candy?
Yes, it is safe to consume as it is adhering to the strict food act of Malaysia and other respective countries that our products are presence.
- Is it suitable to diabetes and high blood pressure (HBP) consumers?
As these are candies products it contains sugar and as for Himalaya Sports Candy it also contains salt. Both Himalaya Sports Candy and Himalaya Pastilles are not the direct cause of diabetes and HBP. Both diabetes and HBP are caused by variety of contributing factors.
For people whom at risk of diabetes and HBP, consuming Himalaya Sports Candy and Himalaya Pastilles is not the only issue to think about. You are advised to consult with your physician or medical expert concerning your habits of eating, drinking and lifestyle.
We at Nicko Jeep Manufacture Sdn Bhd advocates one should be moderate in his eating and drinking obsession and live a healthy lifestyle by doing exercise daily even for a good 10 – 15 minutes a day.
- Where can I find the Nutritional Information of Himalaya Sports Candy and Himalaya Pastilles?
You can find the nutritional information of our products at the back on each sachet or inner boxes.
- Is it true that Himalaya Sports Candy can improve hydration?
Here’s how sodium works within the body: water follows salt, which means if you increase your sodium intake too much, water retention also occurs. At the same time, the opposite is also true: a loss in sodium results in a loss in water, potentially causing symptoms like dehydration and extreme thirst.
By consuming salt in moderation each day, you also ensure that you are maintaining enough sodium levels, which helps balance your sodium-potassium ratios. Sodium and potassium are two electrolytes that work together to ensure that there is proper fluid balance in your body’s cells as well as your blood plasma and extracellular fluid.
- Is it true that Himalaya Sports Candy only can consume by sportsman or athletes?
Our products do not limit to only sportsman or athletes as it is not a supplement product nor is medicated one, it is a candy that has minimum amount of sodium in it. The candy is suitable for people in general that is looking for a fresh breath and throat soothing as it also contained “mint”.
- How much Himalaya Sports Candy can I take in a day?
Each serving or one (1) piece of Himalaya Sports Candy contained 19.7mg or salt/ sodium and our recommended daily nutrient is 1,500 mg for an average adult for Malaysian according to Ministry of Health of Malaysia. Please note the daily nutrient requirement defers from one country to the other for example according to Dietary Guidelines for Americans it is suggested Daily Value for Sodium is not more than 2,300 mg whereas WHO (World Health Organization) recommended that adults to consume not more than 5,000mg or 5g of salt per day.
- Can I get diabetes if consume too much?
As these products are candy and contain sugar hence, we reckon that a balance diet and moderation of choice of food is important.
- What storage conditions are the best for Himalaya Sports Candy and Himalaya Pastilles?
It is best store in dry cool place and not direct under sun light. Importantly is to keep the pack tightly closed and sealed to maintain full flavor.
- Are Himalaya Sports Candy and Himalaya Pastilles products gluten free?
- Why Himalaya Sports Candy sometimes the candies stick together?
When the packing is not sealed properly after opening, the candy sticks together due to heat and humid nevertheless it is safe to consume.
- Is Himalaya Sports Candy or Himalaya Pastilles a lozenge?
No. Nevertheless the product contained both salt and mint where it can help to sooth throat.
- Is Himalaya Sports Candy or Himalaya Pastilles suitable for children?
It is recommended for children 5 years old and above.