New York, December 2, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “BETA GLUCAN AND FUCOIDAN MARKET – GROWTH, TRENDS, AND FORECAST (2020 – 2025)” – https: //www.reportlinker .com / p05993778 /? utm_source = GNW
– In addition, by improving extraction techniques for microalgae culture, manufacturers will be able to make effective use of beta-glucan microalgae in food, nutritional supplements and healthcare, among others. Numerous efforts are being made in this regard by various organizations. These factors mentioned above are expected to contribute to the overall growth of the market during the forecast period.
Main market trends
GROWING EXPANSION IN IMMUNITY INGREDIENT SPACE
Over the past decade, the immunity segment has witnessed an influx of numerous new and functional ingredients targeting specific health needs. From classic ingredients, such as vitamins and herbal products, the market is now shifting to using ocean seaweed, such as fucoidan and yeast beta-glucans, to further diversify and expand the market.
In line with this, beta-glucan, which has been characterized as the most popular emerging ingredient in the immunity segment, is witnessing tremendous demand from consumers worldwide. Yeast beta-glucan is derived from baker’s yeast and has been shown to maintain or boost the effectiveness of the immune system.
In addition, fucoidan extracts have been shown to improve acute colitis, mediate anti-cancer activity through natural killer (NK) cells, and influence inflammation, vascular physiology, and oxidative stress.
Asia-Pacific region is witnessing the fastest growth
In the Asia Pacific region, China and Japan hold significant shares and are expected to dominate the market over the forecast horizon. The use of beta-glucan in infant formulas in China has grown strongly in recent years due to increasing demand and rising unit prices. After the two-child policy was officially implemented in October 2015, the newborn population increased, reinforcing the need for infant formula and immunity-boosting ingredients in the various forms of nutritional drink and nutraceutical product from 2017 onwards. driving the beta-glucan and fucoidan market.
IN Japan, demand for beta-glucan and fucoidan for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications has increased as Japan has a continuously aging population. In 2018, 28% of the population was over 65 years old, against 22% from 2008, which supports the demand for nutritional supplements in the country.
In 2015, a regulatory body called “Foods with Functional Claims (FFC)” was introduced in Japan. This classification allows specific health claims to be made about products. It positively impacted the performance of dietary supplements, especially with soluble fiber, such as beta-glucan, by the end of the review period.
The global beta-glucan and fucoidan market is highly fragmented, especially with the significant presence of numerous global and regional players. The global beta-glucan market is dominated by players, such as Lantmännen and DSM, among others.
The beta-glucan ingredients market is witnessing a high degree of competition among the leading players mentioned above to maximize exposure in the market. The companies, such as Lantmännen, expanded the production facility for beta-glucan ingredients to meet the increasing demand in the Swedish market in the food, beverage and other industries.
The global fucoidan market is dominated by key players such as Sigma Aldrich (owned by Merck KGaA), Yaizu Suisankagaku Industry Co. Ltd, Marinova and Vesta Ingredients Inc.
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