Prebiotics are specialized plant fibers. They act like fertilizers that stimulate growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. Prebiotics are found in several fruits and vegetables, especially those that contain complex carbohydrates, such as fiber and resistant starch. Oligosaccharides are a type of carbohydrate naturally found in an array of plant foods. Their ability to act as a prebiotic (food for your gut bacteria) may offer a wide range of health benefits, including a stronger immune system, a reduced appetite, and improved gut health. Due to this, it’s now becoming popular for food makers to add oligosaccharides to foods that don’t naturally contain them, including protein bars and glucose syrup. Several different types of oligosaccharides exist. The most commonly known one are,
Global prebiotics for dietary supplements market is estimated to be valued at US$ 2,205.9 million in 2022, and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 10.2% over the forecast period (2022-2030).
Figure 1. Global Prebiotics for Dietary Supplements Market Share (%), By Region, 2022
Increasing awareness regarding prebiotic products is expected to drive growth of the global prebiotics for dietary supplements market over the forecast period.
According to the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics, prebiotics are described as ‘substrates that are selectively utilized by host bacteria providing a health benefit’.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), there are several health benefits of prebiotics such as, they:
Moreover, according to an article published by the NCBI, in January 2022, a study aimed at the consumers’ perception and interest and to assess the knowledge on the prebiotic concept in Romania was done. The consumer interest level was quantified by using the web-based data tool Google Trends, and a questionnaire-based investigation was designed between from May 2018 up to December 2021. It was found that people were in general familiar with the concept of prebiotics and some potential health outcomes shown by the scientific literature.
|Base Year:||2021||Market Size in 2022:||US$ 2,205.9 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2021||Forecast Period:||2022 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR:||10.2%||2030 Value Projection:||US$ 4,798.2 Mn|
Clasado Biosciences, VW-Ingredients, Shandong Longli Biotechnology Co., Ltd, Prenexus Health., Ingredion, Tata Chemicals Ltd., Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., Tate & Lyle, Roquette Frères, Cosucra, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Nestlé S.A., Renew Life, Mimi's Rock Corp, Procter & Gamble, AIDP, Hyperbiotics, Jarrow Formulas, Inc., InnovixLabs, Life Extension, Metabolic Maintenance, Naturesvelvet, and others prominent players.
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Figure 2. Global Prebiotics for Dietary Supplements Market Value (US$ Mn), By Source, 2022
Increasing demand for medical food and ingredients such as prebiotics due to individuals suffering from gastrointestinal (GI) diseases is expected to drive the global prebiotics for dietary supplements market growth during the forecast period.
According to an article published by BioMed Central Ltd, a scientific open access publisher, in March 2021, a retrospective cohort study of routine electronic health records in the U.K. primary care covering 14 million patients was conducted to calculate the incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from 2006 to 2016. The results showed that the prevalence of IBD increased between 2006 and 2016 from 106.2 to 142.1 IBD cases per 10,000 patients which is a 33.8% increase. Incidence varied across the years. The incidence across the full study period was 69.5 per 100,000 person years.
Additionally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old, and was responsible for the deaths of 370,000 children in 2019, globally. Each year diarrhoea kills around 525,000 children under five years of age. Globally, there are nearly 1.7 billion cases of childhood diarrheal disease every year.
Prebiotics help in reducing the risk and severity of GI infection and inflammation including diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and ulcerative colitis, as well as bowel function disorders including irritable bowel syndrome. Furthermore, prebiotics increase the bioavailability and uptake of minerals.
Global Prebiotics for Dietary Supplements Market – Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Supply chain and manufacturing activities in India, Italy, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S. have been disrupted due to lockdowns implemented by government of countries in the 2020-2021, while countries such as Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Egypt, and others were facing problems with regard to transportation of raw materials, chemicals as well as finished products.
The coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak that started from Wuhan, China has spread across continents, affecting various industries globally. Supply of key materials has been severely disrupted due to forced quarantine and lack of labor and raw materials. As the link between regional warehouses is not smooth, the transportation of raw materials between regions cannot be carried out successfully. Therefore, shortage of raw materials have slightly affected the supply chain of the global prebiotics for dietary supplements market.
Global Prebiotics for Dietary Supplements Market - Restraint
High cost of prebiotic ingredients and associated side effects of prebiotics are some factors which are expected to hamper growth of the global prebiotics for dietary supplements market over the forecast period.
For instance, the average cost of Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) in powder form ranges US$ 2-20 per Kg, and the average price range of Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) in powder form is US$ 3-30 per Kg.
Moreover, most prebiotics and probiotics can be safely consumed by most healthy adults without side effects. However, in some cases, while the digestive system adjusts, few side effects can occur such as, abdominal discomfort, bloating, gas, etc.
Major players operating in the global prebiotics for dietary supplements market include Clasado Biosciences, VW-Ingredients, Shandong Longli Biotechnology Co., Ltd, Prenexus Health., Ingredion, Tata Chemicals Ltd., Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., Tate & Lyle, Roquette Frères, Cosucra, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Nestlé S.A., Renew Life, Mimi's Rock Corp, Procter & Gamble, AIDP, Hyperbiotics, Jarrow Formulas, Inc., InnovixLabs, Life Extension, Metabolic Maintenance, Naturesvelvet, and others prominent players.
Prebiotic ingredients are beneficial for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, diarrhea, colon cancer, for calcium absorption, and to maintain bone health, skin health, immunity, and obesity. Awareness about prebiotics has gained popularity in recent years, stimulating scientific as well as industrial interest. Prebiotic ingredients are produced from two sources – Plant (including Botanicals) and Animal. Plant sources include Chicory root fibers, onion, banana, bamboo shoots, legumes, etc. and Animal sources include chitin, bacteria, fungi, etc. Major prebiotic ingredients such as Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) are derived from various plant sources such as chicory roots, artichokes, legumes, etc. Key market players are focusing on the launch of prebiotics for various industries to meet consumers' optimum nutritional needs. This is expected to drive the prebiotics for dietary supplements market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in February 2022, OptiBiotix Health Plc., a global leader in microbiome modulator based in the U.K., announced the launch of its sports nutrition ingredient, LeanBiome, which contains a patented combination of prebiotic and dietary fibers and a trace mineral that support lean body composition and gut health.
Increasing incidences of chronic digestive diseases, increasing adoption of inorganic growth strategies by market players such as acquisitions, facility expansion, and partnerships to strengthen their position in market is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, on June 2022, Tate & Lyle, a global provider of solutions and ingredients, announced the completion of its acquisition of Quantum Hi-Tech (Guangdong) Biological Co., Ltd., a leading prebiotic dietary fiber business located in China. Through this acquisition, Tate & Lyle strengthened its presence in China.
Moreover, Celiac disease (CD), a chronic digestive and immune disorder, has been increasing, which has in turn prompted patients to consume gluten-free diets for a long time. Thus, the most preferred food to facilitate a proper diet among celiac disease patients are functional foods such as prebiotics and probiotics to recover the gut ecology and colon health.
For instance, according to an article published by Frontiers Media S.A. in June 2021, a systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to quantify the weighted prevalence of CD among patients with Turner Syndrome (TS) was studied between January 1991 and December 2019, majorly in European countries. It was found that nearly 1 in every 22 patients with TS had CD in European countries.
Therefore, the increasing prevalence of CD is expected to drive demand for prebiotics over the forecast period.
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