Beta-Glucans Industry - Nutritional and Market Insights

  • March 2014
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  • Canadean Ltd
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  • 39 pages

Product Synopsis

This forecast report on Beta-Glucans covers an in-depth analysis of Beta-Glucan ingredients manufacturers and ingredients characteristics in relation to raw material use and extraction methods. The report investigates health benefits of Beta-Glucans and their regulatory status. The use for this ingredient category for food and beverage products is discussed and product case stories are presented. The report presents an outlook for the future of Beta-Glucans within the food, beverage and dietary industry as well as associated consumer product sectors use and demands.

Introduction and Landscape

Why was the report written?
To provide a comprehensive insight on the Beta-Glucan ingredient category and to identify the key trends that will drive growth in Beta-Glucan choices and product applications in the coming years.

What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
Recent changes in regulatory approved claims are boosting the prospect for the ingredient and are clearly identified as an innovation focus for product manufacturers.

What makes this report unique and essential to read?
The report provides food and beverage industry decision makers a global understanding of Beta-Glucans as well as an outlook on the future of this component. This report provides analysis of the world’s leading players operating in the Beta-Glucans market, the key ingredients occupying major shares, and gives a clear insight and commentary on the recent developments and trends.

Key Features and Benefits

Beta-Glucans key benefits within Food and Beverage Products, and industry usage potentials.

Ingredient industry players and strategies on Beta-Glucan ingredients.

Production Issues and key market leaders of Beta-Glucan ingredients.

Key Market Issues

This forecast report on Beta-Glucans covers an in-depth analysis of Beta-Glucan ingredients manufacturers and ingredients characteristics in relation to raw material use and extraction methods. The report investigates health benefits of Beta-Glucans and their regulatory status. The use for this ingredient category for food and beverage products is discussed and product case stories are presented. The report presents an outlook for the future of Beta-Glucans within the food, beverage and dietary industry as well as associated consumer product sectors use and demands.

Acquisitions and health claim investments for Beta-Glucan manufacturers shaping the future winners of this category.

Using Beta-Glucans across many food and beverage product types allows a broad marketing and sales platform for the ingredient.

Key Highlights

Beta-Glucan ingredients key benefits within Food and Beverage Products, and industry usage potentials.

Review of acquisitions and health claim investments for Beta-Glucan ingredients manufacturers shaping the future winners of this category. Key players and market status evaluation.

Beta-Glucans ingredients are implemented across many food and beverage product types and allow a broad marketing and sales platform for the ingredients future.

Table Of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Report Description
1.1.1 Why a report on Beta-Glucans?
1.1.2 Scope of the Report
1.2 Research Methodology
1.2.1 Secondary Research
1.2.2 Primary Research
2 Executive Summary
2.1 Sources and Characteristics
2.2 Health Benefits
2.3 Uses and Applications
2.4 Regulations
3 Description of Beta-Glucans
3.1 What are Beta-Glucans?
3.1.1 Origin, Structure, and Varieties
3.1.2 Biological Activity of Beta-Glucans
3.2 Sources of Beta-Glucans?
3.2.1 Whole Grains (Oat, Barley)
3.2.2 Mushrooms (Shiitake, Maitake, Reishi)
3.2.3 Baker's Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisae)
3.2.4 Others (Fruits, Algae, Seaweed)
3.3 How Beta-Glucans Work?
3.3.1 Three Grams of Oat Fiber May Reduce Cholesterol Levels By 23%
3.3.2 RDI Levels of Total Fiber for Men and Women
4 Uses and Applications of Beta-Glucans
4.1 Food and Beverage Industry
4.1.1 Dietary Supplements
4.1.2 Personal Care and Cosmetics
4.1.3 Others
4.2 Regulatory Status of Beta-Glucans
4.2.1 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
4.2.2 Food and Drug Association (FDA)
4.2.3 Other Associations
5 Consumer Benefits
5.1 Heart Health, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol Reduction
5.1.1 Daily Consumption Is Associated With 7% Cholesterol Reductions
5.2 Reduce Blood Sugar Levels
5.2.1 Protects Against Diabetes-Complications by Controlling Blood Sugar
5.3 Mounting Support to Prevent Cancer
5.3.1 Beta-Glucans Activate T-Cells and Natural Killer Cells
5.4 Boosting Immunity against Infections
5.4.1 Beta-Glucan Natural Immunity Booster
6 Supply Overview
6.1 Raw Materials and Ingredient Manufacturing
6.1.1 Isolation Methods
6.1.2 Isolation from Oats
6.1.3 Isolation from Yeast
6.2 Ingredient Suppliers
6.2.1 Beta-Glucan Suppliers are Concentrated in North America and Europe
6.2.2 Low Purity and Low Priced Beta-Glucans Are Invading the Market
6.3 Recent Industry Events
6.3.1 Europe
6.3.2 North America
6.4 Consumer Product Manufacturers
6.5 Demand Is Rising In Europe Due To Health Claims
6.5.1 Beta-Glucan has Clean Label Potential
6.5.2 Oat and Barley Beta-Glucan Used In Various Food and Drink Products
6.6 Strong Potential in Functional and Fortified Products Category
6.6.1 Sales Have More Than Doubled in the Last Three Years
6.7 Cases
6.7.1 Breakfast Cereals
6.7.2 Snacks
6.7.3 Bakery
6.7.4 Dairy
6.7.5 Beverages
6.7.6 Dietary Supplements
6.8 Patents
7 Appendix
7.1 About Canadean
7.2 Disclaimer


List of Tables

Table 1: Sources and Health Benefits of Different Beta-Glucans
Table 2: RDI Levels of Total Fiber and Beta-Glucan for Men and Women
Table 3: Alphabetically Order: Beta-Glucan Suppliers, Headquarters, and Raw Materials
Table 4: Summary of UK Products with Beta-Glucan and Health Claims


List of Figures

Figure 1: Scope of the Report
Figure 2: Origin and Characteristics of Beta-Glucans
Figure 3: Beta-Glucans Market Outlook
Figure 4: Industry Suggested Health Benefits of Beta-Glucan Types
Figure 5: Top 15 Beta-Glucan Ingredients with the Highest Score
Figure 6: Top 12 Highly Scored Beta-Glucan Molecules
Figure 7: Isolation Process of Beta-Glucan from Oats
Figure 8: Isolation Process of Beta-Glucan from Yeast
Figure 9: Major Beta-Glucan Manufacturers' Geographical Presence
Figure 10: Typical End-Use Sectors of Beta-Glucans
Figure 11: Global Beta-Glucan Patents by Region, 2003 to 2013

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