Healthy lifestyle and opinion seeking in the consumption of food supplements


  • Jeferson Mendonça Pereira Filho UFPE
  • Marconi Freitas Costa UFPE
  • Jonas Alves Cavalcanti UFPE



Purpose – This research aimed to verify the influence of healthy lifestyle and the search for opinion in relation to the intention to consume food supplements.

Design/methodology/approach – A descriptive research was carried out using a quantitative approach. The field research was developed through an online survey and the data were analyzed using multiple linear regression.

Findings – It was found that the higher the level of healthy lifestyle, the greater the intention to resort to food supplementation. Furthermore, the search for opinion, in turn, positively influenced the intention to consume food supplements. However, this search for opinion is intrinsically related to the search for information from sources not indicated to direct the consumption of dietary supplements, which represents a risk to health.

Originality/value – The main contribution of this research was that the experience of a healthy lifestyle does not represent the absence of consumption of dietary supplements. The results reveal an alarming situation regarding the health risks to which consumers of dietary supplements are exposed. These risks are also related to people with a high level of healthy lifestyle. Thus, this picture represents a public health problem and refers to the urgent need for information and awareness-raising actions for the population in order to control the incidence of diseases associated with the consumption of these products.


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Author Biographies

Jeferson Mendonça Pereira Filho, UFPE

Mestrando em Gestão, Inovação e Consumo - PPGIC / UFPE, Engenheiro de Produção formado pela Associação Caruaruense de Ensino Superior (2018), especialista em Direito Ambiental e Sustentabilidade pela Faculdade Educacional da Lapa (2018), possui graduação em Administração pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (2016)

Marconi Freitas Costa, UFPE

Professor Adjunto da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE. Doutor em Administração pela FEA / USP. Doutor em Administração pelo PROPAD / UFPE. Vice-Coordenador do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Gestão, Inovação e Consumo - PPGIC (Mestrado Acadêmico) da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Campus Caruaru. Professor Permanente do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração - PROPAD / UFPE e do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Hotelaria e Turismo - PPHTur / UFPE.

Jonas Alves Cavalcanti, UFPE

Bacharel em Administração com Ênfase em Marketing de Moda pela Universidade de Pernambuco ? UPE; Gastrônomo pelo Centro Universitário UNIFAVIP DeVry. Pós-graduando em Gastronomia e Cozinha Autoral pela PUC-RS e Mestrando em Gestão , Inovação e Consumo pela UFPE-CAA.


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How to Cite

Pereira Filho, J. M., Costa, M. F., & Cavalcanti, J. A. (2021). Healthy lifestyle and opinion seeking in the consumption of food supplements. Revista De Administração Da UFSM, 14(4), 750–768.