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 considered essential for humans' overall health. A lot of health experts recommend the same, and a lot of research has gone into discovering the many health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.

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

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

In recent years, due to an increased focus on the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, it has become a multibillion-dollar business, with Americans alone spending more than $2 billion on foods fortified with omega-3 fats. As research and awareness continue to increase, the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids is expected to rise. Also, the global omega-3 nutrition gap is far from being covered.

Cardiovascular health benefits are the major driver, and supplements providing these benefits are projected to have a market value of about 8 billion dollars by 2018. The opportunity for supplements aimed at brain and vision improvement will be valued at more than $500 million by 2018. Supplements are not the only form in which omega-3 fatty acids are available;, in recent years, packaged foods and drinks rich in omega-3 fatty acids have had a higher growth rate than supplements.

The "Global Omega 3 Market: Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2017–2025" offers strategic insights into the global omega three markets along with the market size and estimates for 2015–2025. The said research study covers an 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 2016 and 2025. The report also provides a prolific view of market dynamics, such as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.To help the strategic decision-makers, the report also includes profiles of the leading omega-3 manufacturers, along with their product portfolios 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 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 factors mentioned above.

The global omega-3 market can be categorized based on type as follows:

  • ALA (alpha-linolenic acid)
  • DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
  • EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)

By product type, the market is segmented into alpha-linolenic acid, docosahexaenoic acid, and eicosapentaenoic acid. EPA and DHA help reduce the risk of breast, prostate, and colon cancer. Moreover, EPA also decreases the risk of depression and other health-related issues. In 2016, DHA dominated the market and accounted for more than half of the market share by type, and it is projected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period of 2017 to 2025. However, there is huge potential for ALA compared with their counterparts DHA and EPA, owing to consumer preference who look for various alternatives to fish oil. In terms of revenue, North America is the largest market for ALA.

The global Omega-3 market can be categorized based on sources as follows:

  • Marine
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Vegetable oils
  • Soya and Soya Products

In 2016, marine sources accounted for the largest share of the market and were projected to maintain their dominance over the forecast period. Krill and fish oils are two major marine sources of omega-3 fatty acids. The availability of various types of fish and the numerous health benefits offered are projected to be the major factors driving the market growth. Krill comprises the largest biomass on earth, which ensures the availability of the raw material source for krill oil. However, the shift in trend towards non-animal-based supplements is projected to restrain the market's growth. Furthermore, a rise in manufacturing expenses due to toxins and a decrease in production is projected to restrict the utilization of fish oil in this industry. Other sources, such as nuts and seeds, vegetable oils, and soy and soy products, are likely to have a positive impact on the market.

The global omega-3 market can be categorized based on application as follows:

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

Omega 3 is used in various applications. Among all the applications, the dietary supplement segment accounted for the largest share of the market. More than 50% of the market is accounted for by the dietary supplement segment. This segment is witnessing growth due to the increasing importance of omega-3 supplements. The infant formula segment is projected to witness significant growth on account of the rising importance of ALA for the functional development of infants during pregnancy and the 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 growth. The food and beverages segment is projected to witness growth on account of rising demand for new health products, R&D initiatives by food manufacturers, and advancements in the fields of emulsification technologies and encapsulation.

The global omega-3 market can be categorized based on regions as follows:

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

North America and Europe collectively accounted for more than half of the global market and were projected to maintain dominance over the forecast period. The rising prevalence of chronic diseases, along with the willingness of consumers to spend on healthcare solutions, is the major factor driving the omega-3 market in North America and Europe. The U.S. is the largest market for omega-3. Omega 3 is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry owing to its increasing health benefits. Omega 3's use to treat osteoporosis, depression, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and Alzheimer's disease is expected to positively impact market growth. Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing market owing to increasing consumer awareness, a rise in disposable income, a growing elderly 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Omega 3 Market is expected to reach US$ XX By 2025.

The Omega 3 Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 14%.

The report is forecasted from 2017 to 2025.

The base year of this report is 2016.

Cargill, Inc., Croda International Plc., FMC Corporation, GC Reiber Oils, LUHUA BIOMARINE (Shadong) Co, Ltd,are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Oct 2017
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