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Food and Beverage Probiotic Ingredients Market

The probiotic ingredients market is estimated to grow at a high rate in upcoming years. The increasing demand for dietary supplements in the pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and personal care industries is projected to drive the market for probiotics, which in turn, is projected to drive the market growth for probiotic ingredients.


The functional food & beverages segment is projected to account for the largest share in the probiotic ingredients market. The wide application of probiotic strains in the manufacture of end products such as cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products has spurred the growth of this segment. Within functional foods, the most widely used probiotic bacteria belong to groups such as lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria, besides yeast. Due to their presence in the intestinal flora of the host, they are considered to be safe for consumption and for wide application in the fermented foods and dairy products industry.


The bacterial segment is projected to hold the larger market share as it offers various health benefits. The most commonly used strains in the manufacture of probiotic products are gram-positive bacteria, which belongs to the genus Bacillus and yeast strains that belong to the genus Saccharomyces. For instance, Lactobacillus acidophilus when consumed orally is able to prevent infections in the vagina and also aids in nutrient absorption, while Bifidobacterium infantis helps the host combat bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and ulcerative colitis.


The liquid segment in the probiotic ingredients market is projected to record the fastest growth during the forecast period .Probiotic microorganisms are usually supplied in the form of culture concentrates, either in the dried or deep freeze form, for use in the food industry. The semi-liquid probiotic strains are usually offered in the form of gels and paste. Liquid probiotic strains are used in the production yogurt and buttermilk and are not available widely as compared to dry strains due to its shorter shelf life and the requirement of refrigeration during the transportation process.


The Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market due to the natural predisposition among consumers in this region for taking supplements. China, India, and Japan are estimated to be the primary drivers of this market with China projecting its growth in the segment of infant formula within probiotics. There is also a growing awareness among the people in India and Japan about using alternatives such as probiotics for the treatment and prevention of lifestyle disorders.

Key market players include Kerry (Ireland), DowDuPont (US), CHR. Hansen (Denmark), Biogaia (Sweden), Probi (Sweden),Glac Biotech (Taiwan), Bifodan (Denmark), Lallemand (Canada), UAS Laboratories (US), and Biena (US).


Key Questions Addressed by the Report

·        What are the growth opportunities for the probiotic cultures/strains market?

·        What are the application industries served by probiotic ingredients manufacturers?

·        What are the various sources of probiotic strains?

·        Patents filed in the field of probiotic ingredients.

·        What are the major challenges faced by strains manufacturers in order to comply with the regulations?


1.  Introduction

1.1.   Market Definition

1.2.   Study Scope

1.3.   Study Period

1.4.   Market Stakeholders


2.  Research Methodology

2.1.   Secondary Research

2.2.   Primary Research

2.3.   Research Design

2.4.   Data Validation

2.5.   Limitations and Assumptions


3.  Market Dynamics

3.1.   Drivers

3.1.1. Health Benefits Associated With Probiotic-Fortified Foods

3.1.2. Increasing Popularity of Probiotic Dietary Supplements

3.1.3. Participation of International Bodies in the R&D of Probiotics

3.1.4. Increasing Global Demand for Superior-Quality Feed Products

3.2.   Challenges

3.2.1. International Quality Standards and Regulations for Probiotic Products

3.2.2. Complexities in Integrating Probiotics in Functional Food

3.2.3. Significant Operating Cost

3.2.4. Proving the Efficacy of Probiotic Strains

3.3.   Opportunities

3.3.1. Eu Ban on Antibiotic Growth Promoters in Feed

3.3.2. Increasing Demand for Probiotics in Developed Economies

3.3.3. Promoting Probiotic Health Benefits Among Livestock Farmers


4.  Executive Summary


5.  Probiotic Ingredients Market, By Application

5.1.   Functional Foods & Beverages

5.1.1. Dairy Products

5.1.1.1. Yogurt

5.1.1.2. Cheese

5.1.1.3. Other Dairy Products

5.1.2. Non-Dairy Products

5.1.2.1. Vegetable-Based Probiotic Products

5.1.2.2. Fruit-Based Probiotic Products

5.1.2.3. Meat-Based Probiotic Products

5.2.    Pharmaceuticals

5.2.1. Dietary Supplements

5.2.1.1. Tablets

5.2.1.2. Probiotic Drinks

5.2.1.3. Powders

5.2.1.4. Capsules

5.3.   Animal Nutrition

5.4.   Others


6.  Probiotic Ingredients Market, By Source

6.1.   Bacteria

6.1.1. Lactobacillus

6.1.2. Bifidobacterium

6.1.3. Streptococcus and Enterococcus

6.2.   Yeast

6.2.1. Saccharomyces Cerevisia

6.2.2. Saccharomyces Boulardi

6.2.3. E. Coli


7.  Probiotics Ingredients Market, By Form

7.1.   Dry

7.2.   Liquid


8.  Probiotics Ingredients Market, By End User

8.1.   Human

8.1.1. Intestinal Disorders

8.1.2. Lactose Intolerance

8.1.3. Inflammatory Bowel Disorders

8.1.4. Cardiovascular Diseases

8.1.5. Respiratory Infections

8.1.6. Obesity

8.1.7. Urogenital Infections

8.1.8. Type-2 Diabetes

8.1.9. Cancer

8.2.   Animal



9.  Probiotic Ingredients Market, By Region

9.1.   North America

9.1.1. US

9.1.2. Canada

9.1.3. Mexico

9.2.   Europe

9.2.1. Spain

9.2.2.  Germany

9.2.3.  Russia

9.2.4.  Italy

9.2.5.  UK

9.2.6. Rest of Europe

9.3.   Asia Pacific

9.3.1.  Japan

9.3.2.  China

9.3.3.  India

9.3.4.  Australia & New Zealand

9.3.5. Rest of Asia Pacific

9.4.   Rest of the World

9.4.1. South America

9.4.2. Middle East & Africa


10.  Company Profiles

10.1. Kerry

10.2. Dowdupont

10.3. Chr. Hansen

10.4. Biogaia

10.5. Probi

10.6. GLAC Biotech

10.7. Bifodan

10.8. Lallemand

10.9. Uas Laboratories

10.10. Biena


11.  Conclusion and Recommendations 



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