LONDON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The global bioactive ingredient market is expected to reach USD 51.71 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing disposable income coupled with growing health awareness among consumers is expected to aid the market growth. Their functional properties are capable of acting on the human metabolism physiology by providing potential health benefits.
The extraction of these bioactive compounds from original sources provides ample opportunities for adding value to food products and also improves the dietary patterns of the changed consumer's lifestyle. They also help in preventing diseases related to heart, cancer, degenerative forms and Alzheimer's.
Marine environment is a significant source for yielding bioactive components. Consumption of long-chain fatty acids by some fish species is strongly associated with protection from coronary heart diseases (CHD). Fish Origin Omega 3 PUFA oil are claimed to have a lot of health benefits related to a person's diet.
Recently, it has been reported that there is an increasing demand for fish oils and fish oil fortified products across various regions. Marine organisms are potentially identified for calcium, antioxidants, anti-hypertensive proteins, selenium, and chitin. Their usage in functional food segment is regarded as the most important part and is expected to affect the overall market over the next eight years.
However, extraction of medicines derived from plants is affecting the environment by causing deforestation and is expected to affect the industry critically over the forecast period. Also, to meet the rising consumer's interest for these products, manufacturers is putting a lot of pressure on the marine organisms.
Recent technological advances such as microencapsulation are adopted for protecting bioactive ingredients from unwanted reactions and oxidation. There is a rising demand among manufacturers to find suitable solutions that provide higher productivity and adequate quality of the final products.