Omega 3 Market By Type (ALA (Alpha-Linolenic Acid), DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) ), By Source (Marine, Nuts And Seeds, Vegetable Oils, Soya And Soya Products), By Application (Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceutical, Infant Formula, Food & Beverages, Pet Food, Fish Feed) - Growth, Future Prospects And Competitive Analysis, 2017 - 2025

Omega 3 fatty acids are a type of fat that are considered essential for overall health of humans. A lot of health experts recommend the same and a lot of research has went into discovering the many health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega 3 fatty acids come in three major forms eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA are mostly found in marine animals like fatty fish and krill and are majorly promoted for their benefit to the heart. While ALA is found in plant seed oils such as walnuts, flaxseed, hemp. Out of the two the animal based variety i.e. EPA and DHA is promoted more as most health benefits are linked to it.

EPA and DHA can help to reduce several cardiovascular disease risk factors and many experts recommend the consumption of omega-3s to support heart health. DHA is considered to be important for visual and neurological development in infants. Research has also demonstrated that poor memory is associated with low levels of DHA and DHA supplements support brain health in ageing brains. It also supports health of the eyes, as DHA is the raw material that help to prevent retinal cell damage.

In recent years due to increased focus on omega 3 fatty acids health benefits it has become a multibillion-dollar business, with Americans alone spending more than 2 billion dollars on foods fortified with omega-3 fats. As research and awareness continues to increase, the consumption of omega 3 fatty acids is expected to rise. Also, the global omega-3 nutrition gap is far from covered. Cardiovascular health benefits is the major driver and supplements providing this are projected to have a market value of about 8 billion dollars by 2018. The opportunity for supplements aiming brain and vision improvement is valued more than $500 million by 2018. Supplements is not the only form in which omega-3 fatty acids are available, in fact in recent years packaged food and drinks rich in omega-3 fatty acids have had a higher growth rate than supplements.

Omega 3 Market

The report titled “Global Omega 3 Market - Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2017 – 2025” offers strategic insights into the global omega 3 market along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2015 to 2025. The said research study covers in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on type, source, application and cross-sectional study across different geographies. The study covers the comparative analysis of different segments for the years 2016 & 2025. The report also provides a prolific view on market dynamics such as market drivers, restraints and opportunities.

In order to help the strategic decision makers, the report also includes profiles of the leading omega 3 manufacturers, along with their, product portfolio and key developments. Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the Omega 3 materials industry
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on the market growth
  • In-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Trailing 2-Year market size data (2015 – 2016)
  • SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global omega 3 market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2017 to 2025, keeping in mind the above mentioned factors.

The global omega 3 market can be categorized on the basis of application as:

  • Dietary supplement
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Infant formula
  • Food & Beverages
  • Pet Foods
  • Fish Feed

Omega 3 Market

Omega 3 are used in various applications. Among all the applications dietary supplements segment accounted for the largest share of the market. More than 50% of the market is accounted by dietary supplement segment. This segment is witnessing growth on account of increasing importance of omega 3 supplements. Infant formula segment is projected to witness significant growth on account of rising importance of ALA for the functional development of infants during pregnancy and first two years after childbirth. Moreover, governments are educating people, especially in emerging economies about the importance of infant health, which is further projected to fuel the growth. Food and beverages segment is projected to witness growth on account of rising demand for new health products, R&D initiative by the food manufacturers, advancement in the field of emulsification technologies and encapsulation.

The global omega 3 market can be categorized on the basis of regions as:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Omega 3 Market

North America and Europe together collectively accounted for than half of the global market and projected to maintain their dominance over the forecast period. Rising prevalence of chronic diseases along with the willingness of consumer to spend on healthcare solutions is the major factor driving the omega 3 market in North America and Europe region. The U.S. is the largest market for omega 3. Omega 3 are widely used in pharmaceutical industry owing to its increasing health benefits. Omega 3 are used to treat osteoporosis, depression, cancer, cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s diseases is expected to positively impact the market growth. Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing market owing to increasing consumer awareness, rise in disposable income, and growing old age population particularly in Japan and China and increasing R&D investments by manufacturing companies to develop omega 3 fortified juices, baby food, beverages, dairy products and cooking oils among others.

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Published Date:  Oct 2017
Category:  Food & Beverage
Report ID:   58105
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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