Global Bioactive Ingredients Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global Bioactive Ingredients Market is segmented by Ingredient Type (Probiotics and Prebiotics, Omega3 Fatty Acids, Vitamins, Carotenoids, Plant Extracts, Minerals, and Amino Acids, Proteins, and Peptides), by Application (Food and Beverages, Dietary Supplements, Animal Nutrition, Personal, and Beauty Care and Pharmaceutical) and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

bioactive ingredients market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 8.27 %

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Market Overview

Global bioactive ingredients market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.27% during the period of 2020-2025.

  • The consumers primarily in countries, like the United States, India, China, and Germany, among others, are increasingly seeking food and beverage products containing functional ingredients, such as probiotics, vitamins, and others to ward off illnesses or help with existing health issues. This, in turn, has paved the way for bioingredient manufacturers to penetrate the functional food and beverage sector with innovative bioactive ingredients.
  • Over recent years, consumers have increasingly become concerned about the quality of ingredients used in foods and beverages. In addition, the growing prevalence of risk factors, such as obesity, diabetes, stress, and high blood pressure, has increased the awareness about the need for a healthy diet to stay fit. These factors are encouraging vendors to introduce innovative products that have high nutritional value, thereby fueling the market growth of bio ingredients.
  • Apart from the growing adoption of health and wellness food products, the shift in demand from synthetic to natural beta-carotene and the increasing adoption of organic and natural ingredients, followed by the on-going trend of veganism, are some other major factors that will boost the market growth during the forecast period. Thus, the key market players are actively adopting various strategies to penetrate the plant extract segment, as it is perceived to be a promising market during the forecast periods.
  • In 2018, BASF and Mazza Innovation announced a long-term supply agreement to provide BASF with specific plant extracts to develop new solutions for cosmetic applications. Mazza produces the plant extracts using its patented PhytoClean technology. This unique, water-based extraction method concentrates bio-actives in a very eco-friendly way.

Scope of the Report

The report on the global bioactive ingredients market (henceforth, referred to as the market studied) offers key insights into the latest market developments. It analyzes the recent trends, drivers, and challenges affecting the bioactive ingredients market across the globe. The market studied is segmented by ingredient, application, and geography. The market majorly considers probiotics and prebiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, carotenoids, plant extracts, minerals, amino acids, proteins, and peptides as primary bioactive ingredients. Based on application, the market studied is segmented into food and beverage, dietary supplement, animal nutrition, personal and beauty care and pharmaceutical. Based on geography, the market is studied in detail for each region in order to provide the best regional insights to our clients. The report contains top-line revenues and market share analysis of the key players, highlighting the most adopted strategies of the companies in the market studied.

By Ingredient Type
Probiotics and Prebiotics
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Vitamin A
Vitamin B
Vitamin C
Plant Extracts
Amino Acids, Proteins, and Peptides
By Application
Food and Beverages
Dietary Supplements
Animal Nutrition
Personal and Beauty Care
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Rising Healthcare Cost and Focus on Preventive Healthcare

The global marketplace has witnessed a paradigm shift from curative practices to preventive management in healthcare, making it one of the prime growth factors for bioactive ingredients, such as probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins, omega-3, and others. The rising preference for dietary supplements/health supplements for controlling healthcare costs is also likely to consequence well for the market growth of bioactive ingredients. According to the United Nations population data, Europe and Japan are home to the largest aging populations in the world, where one in four of all Europeans is aged 60 years and over. Italy, Germany, France, Denmark, and Spain, among others, are some of the major European countries with the highest percentage of aging population. The diverse applications of bioactive ingredients, ranging from skin to bones, and increased awareness about their benefits among the consumers across the globe have played key roles in meeting the daily nutritional requirement of the consumers who seek to maintain their health through supplements and fortified food and beverages. This, in turn, has significantly accelerated the growth of the market studied. Furthermore, various government initiatives are being taken to increase the consumption of fortified food and beverages, especially in the developing countries, like China and India, which in turn, will eventually accelerate the growth of the market studied.

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Asia Pacific Emerges as the Fastest Growing Market

The Asia Pacifc region provides a poetntial and prmoising market for bioactie ingredeinst, woing increasing demand for functional ingredeints for both human as well as human nutrition. In order to address the growing demand for functional ingredients, several bioactive ingredient manufacturers are expanding their product lines. For instance, the Chinese ingredient company, Shenzhen Qianhai Xiaozao Technology Co. Ltd, initiated the production of algae omega-3 with highly refined EPA ingredient, thereby expanding their bioactive ingredient offerings. Furthermore, in Asian countries like Japan with an increaing ageing population, the strong growth in fortifed/functional food and beverage as ell as dieatry supplement are one of the major driving the demand for bioactive ingredeints such as omega-3, vitamins, protein, probiotics and others. Thus, several Japanese bioactive ingredient suppliers are now engaging in partnerships and expansions, in order to consolidate their market positioning. For instance, Neptune Bioressources of Quebec has established a partnership with Japan’s Koyo Chemical to sell glucosamine (from Koyo) and krill oil (from Neptune) combination and to produce the supplement for joint health in Japan, as well as other markets. Leading cosmetic companies from countries, like Singapore, China, South Korea, and Japan, are producing biologically-infused products, owing to shift in consumer preferences toward naturally-sourced ingredient products.

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Competitive Landscape

The global bioactive ingredients market is highly competitive, with strong presence international players dominating the market studied. Key players, such as Cargill, Kerry Inc. Dupont, ADM, and BASF SE, among others, have vested a sumptuous amount of their revenue in research and development, which establishes novel product development, along with upbringing of communities, that signifies their presence in the market studied. Key market players have been increasingly relying on product innovation as a major strategy to increase its consumer base as its position in the market studied. Extensive investment in R&D was witnessed in the past years, which led to the introduction of numerous new products in the market studied. Owing to the increasing demand for functional ingredients across different end-user industries, such as food and beverage, animal nutrition, dietary supplements, and others, major players have been coming up with new products to suffice the market needs. Major companies, such as Dupont De Nemours Inc., along with Archer Daniel Midland Company, are among the active players that have been on the forefront, in terms of new product development. For instance, ADM, as of 2016, had introduced a new line of plant extracts that are used across variety of food, beverage and supplements products. ADM’s anthocyanin extracts originate from purple sweet potatoes, purple maize, purple carrots, beets, rhubarb, tomatoes, and red cabbage

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Ingredient Type

      1. 5.1.1 Probiotics and Prebiotics

      2. 5.1.2 Omega-3 Fatty Acids

      3. 5.1.3 Vitamins

        1. Vitamin A

        2. Vitamin B

        3. Vitamin C

        4. Others

      4. 5.1.4 Carotenoids

      5. 5.1.5 Plant Extracts

      6. 5.1.6 Minerals

      7. 5.1.7 Amino Acids, Proteins, and Peptides

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food and Beverages

      2. 5.2.2 Dietary Supplements

      3. 5.2.3 Animal Nutrition

      4. 5.2.4 Personal and Beauty Care

      5. 5.2.5 Pharmaceutical

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      2. 6.4.2 DuPont de Nemours Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Kerry Group

      4. 6.4.4 Corbion

      5. 6.4.5 Ingredion Incorporated

      6. 6.4.6 BASF SE

      7. 6.4.7 Cargill Incorporated

      8. 6.4.8 Koninklijke DSM

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Bioactive Ingredients Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Global Bioactive Ingredients Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.27% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Archer Daniels Midland Company, DuPont, Kerry Group, Corbion, BASF SE are the major companies operating in Global Bioactive Ingredients Market.

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