Nutrition company Herbalife has opened business in Costa Rica, its second Central American country and 62nd worldwide.

The company's head office will open for business in San Jose on 25 April.

Herbalife president and chief operating officer Greg Probert said: "At Herbalife we believe in creating environments of opportunity for everyone. Opening for business in this Central American country is yet another avenue to assist Costa Ricans in building their own business in this industry, whether on a part-time or full-time basis.

"Our products have universal appeal due to the need for improved nutrition around the world."