Global L-Carnitine Industry

  • March 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 209 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for L-Carnitine in US$ Thousand. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2008 through 2017. The report profiles 56 companies including many key and niche players such as AIDP, Inc., Ajinomoto AminoScience, LLC, Alfa Aesar, Biosynth AG, Lonza Group Limited, Ningbo Honor Chemtech Co., Ltd., Northeast Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd., Qingdao FTZ United International Inc., Shenyang Koncepnutra Co., Ltd., Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Spectrum Chemicals & Laboratory Products, Inc., Wuhan Yuancheng Technology Development Co., Ltd., and Zhejiang Jiashan Chengda Pharm & Chem Co., Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1
A Primer II-1
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) Gaining Ground II-1
Related Markets II-1
Cosmeceuticals Market II-1
Functional Foods Market II-2
Industry Challenges II-2
Untapped Market Potential II-2
Health Claims Not Backed by Adequate Scientific Basis II-3
L-carnitine End-Uses II-3
Table 1: Global L-carnitine Market (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown by Leading End-Use Categories - Energy and Sports
Drinks, Nutritional powders and Drinks, Nutritional Gels,
Capsules and Tablets and Cereal and Energy Bars (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
L-carnitine Derivatives II-4
Table 2: Global L-carnitine Derivatives Market (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Leading Types - L-carnitine
Tartrate, Base L-carnitine, L-carnitine Fumarate and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Raw Material Required for L-carnitine II-4

2. MARKET TRENDS AND ISSUES II-5
Growing Importance in Sports Nutrition and Functional Foods
Market in Japan II-5
L-carnitine Making Way Into Functional Food Market of US II-5
L-carnitine Drives Global Weight Management Ingredients Market II-5
Rising Shift Towards Vegetarianism Restricting Availability of
L-carnitine II-6
L-carnitine - An Important Ingredient for Bodybuilders and
Athletes II-6

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-7
Carnitine II-7
Metabolism of Fatty Acids II-7
Advantages of Carnitine II-7
Possible Health Risks from Carnitine II-8
Side Effects II-8
Effect of Carnitine Intake on Several Diseases II-8
Ageing II-8
Cancer II-9
AIDS and HIV II-9
Type 2 Diabetes II-9
End-Stage Renal Disease and Hemodialysis II-9
Peripheral-Arterial and Cardiovascular Diseases II-9
Male Infertility II-9
Weight Loss II-9
Others II-9
Carnitine Deficiency II-10
Usefulness of Carnitine for Infants II-10
Preparations II-10
Biochemistry II-10
Physiological Effects II-11
Effect on Bone Mass II-11
Antioxidant effects II-11
L-carnitine II-11
Physical and Chemical Properties II-12
History II-12
Health Benefits of L-carnitine II-12
Angina II-13
Alzheimer’s disease II-13
Atherosclerosis II-13
Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women II-13
Congestive Heart Failure II-14
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome II-14
Heart Diseases II-14
Diabetes II-14
LDL Cholesterol II-15
Male Infertility II-15
Obesity II-15
Serum Cholesterol II-15
Skin Exfoliation II-15
Others II-16
Daily Carnitine Intake II-16
Natural Presence of Carnitine in Food II-17
L-carnitine Nutrition Chart for Various Food Sources
including both Food of Plant Origin and Food of Animal
Origin II-17
Signs of Insufficient Carnitine Intake II-17
Carnitine Deficiency II-18
Primary Carnitine Deficiency II-18
Symptoms II-18
Treatment and Diagnosis II-19
Genetics II-19
L-carnitine Plasma Levels II-19
Applications II-19
Skin Care Cosmetics II-20
Functional Food and Health Drinks II-20
Production Technologies II-20
Chemical Synthesis II-20
Enzymatic Conversion II-20
Microbial Fermentation II-21
Asymmetric Synthesis II-21

4. L-CARNITINE DERIVATIVES II-22
Acetyl-L-carnitine II-22
Acetyl-L-carnitine Hydrochloride II-22
L-carnitine Fumarate II-22
DL-carnitine HCl II-22
L-carnitine Tartrate II-22
Health Benefits of L-carnitine Tartrate II-23
Brain Nerves II-23
Heart II-23
Immune Cells II-23
Liver II-23
Muscles II-23
Recovery from Surgeries II-24
Sperm II-24

5. REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT II-25
Overview of Regulatory Norms in Select World Regions II-25
The United States II-25
Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) II-25
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) II-25
Section 8(a) II-25
Section 8(b) II-25
Canada II-25
Europe II-26

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-27
Picabi, Inc. Launches L-Carnitine and Vitamins Fortified,
Sparkling Coconut Water II-27
Bio-Synergy Unveils Low-Calorie Nutritional Beverage, Skinny
Water in UK II-27
Tone Tea Launches Tone Tea Fat Burner Functional Drink in Sweden II-27
HKF POLSKA Unveils Wood Juice, L-Carnitine Flavored Birch
Juice in UK II-28
Vieira de Castro Rolls Out Vieira Integralis, L-Carnitine
Wholegrain Cookies II-28
Seoul Milk Launches Ning Jang Go Na Ra Cocomong Fermented Milk II-28
Del Monte Launches Fit 'n Right's Ready-to-Drink Iced Tea in
Philippines II-28
Northfield Laboratories Unveils Fitrum Supplements in Philippines II-28
Beiersdorf Manufacturing Unveils 10 Dias Serum with L-
carnitine Extract in Columbia II-28
Solgar Rolls Out 1500 mg L-Carnitine Food Supplement in UK II-29
XXX Energy Drinks Introduces L-Carnitine Fortified Energy
Drink, Minus II-29
Hewley LLC Introduces L-Carnitine Shampoo and Conditioner II-29
Weider Germany Launches L-Carnitine Drink in Indian Market II-29
Solgar Launches Acetyl L-Carnitine Capsules and Tablets in the US II-29
Gaspari Nutrition Introduces Anaviteâ„¢ II-30
Lonza’s Carnipure™ L-carnitine and Anavite™ Combined to
Enhance Endurance II-30
Weider Germany GmbH Rolls Out ‘Perfect Body Shake’ in India II-30
Sigma-tau HealthScience Launches Website for Product Promotion II-31
Prolab Nutrition Introduces Cardio Blast Pre-Workout Supplement II-31
FUZE Rolls Out Agave Goji Berry Flavored White Tea and Empower II-31
Beverly International Unveils QUADRACAN II-32
Vuka Rolls Out New Range of Energy Drinks II-32
Integrative Therapeuticsâ„¢ Launches Acetyl L-carnitine II-32
XOWii Unveils XOWii Thin II-32
Creagri Introduces New Olivenolâ„¢ livin' Dietary Supplement Range II-33
SSP Rolls Out New Kaizen Seikatsu Metaboy Capsule II-33
PepsiCo India Rolls Out SoBe Adrenaline Rush Energy Drink II-33
Nivea to Introduce New Hair Recharge Line II-34
Redux Beverages Reintroduces Cocaineâ„¢ Energy Drink II-34
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Launches Venom II-34
Interactive Nutrition International Introduces Z-bolâ„¢ II-34

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-35
EVA PHARMA Inks Agreement with Lonza for Supply of Carnipure II-35
Lonza Inks Agreement with Atlantic Multipower for Supply of
Carnipure L-carnitine II-35
New Capacity Added for L-carnitine products in Nansha II-35
DSM Nutritional Products to Market Lonza’s Carnichrome in US
and Mexico II-36
Northeast Pharmaceutical Group Gets Clearance from the Labor
Ministry of Japan II-36
Marshall Holdings International and Marshall Acquisition Sign
Merger Agreement with Rudy Nutrition II-36
Anesiva Inks Agreement with Sigma-Tau II-37
Lonza Group Acquires amaxa II-37

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-38
AIDP, Inc. (US) II-38
Ajinomoto AminoScience, LLC (US) II-38
Alfa Aesar (US) II-38
Biosynth AG (Switzerland) II-38
Lonza Group Limited (Switzerland) II-39
Ningbo Honor Chemtech Co., Ltd. (China) II-39
Northeast Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. (China) II-40
Qingdao FTZ United International Inc. (China) II-40
Shenyang Koncepnutra Co., Ltd. (China) II-40
Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc (US) II-40
Spectrum Chemicals and Laboratory Products, Inc. (US) II-41
Wuhan Yuancheng Technology Development Co., Ltd. (China) II-41
Zhejiang Jiashan Chengda Pharm and Chem Co., Ltd (China) II-41

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-42
Table 3: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
L-carnitine by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2008
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 4: World 10-Year Perspective for L-carnitine by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World
Markets for Years 2008, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-43


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Major Trends III-1
Weight Loss Supplements Gain Significance in the US III-1
Growth in Food Additives Market Drives Demand for Amino Acids III-1
Key Players III-1
Regional Players III-3
B.Market Analytics III-4
Table 5: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
L-carnitine Market Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

2. CANADA III-5
Market Analytics III-5
Table 6: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
L-carnitine Market Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

3. JAPAN III-6
A.Market Analysis III-6
Market Overview III-6
B.Market Analytics III-6
Table 7: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
L-carnitine Market Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

4. EUROPE III-7
A.Market Analysis III-7
European Companies Feel the Heat from Low-Cost Chinese Imports III-7
Key Players III-7
B.Market Analytics III-9
Table 8: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
L-carnitine by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in US$ Thousand for
Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 9: European 10-Year Perspective for L-carnitine by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Demand
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2008, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

4a. FRANCE III-11
Market Analytics III-11
Table 10: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
L-carnitine Market Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

4b. GERMANY III-12
Market Analytics III-12
Table 11: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
L-carnitine Market Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

4c. ITALY III-13
Market Analytics III-13
Table 12: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
L-carnitine Market Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-14
A.Market Analysis III-14
Key Regional Player III-14
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 13: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
L-carnitine Market Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

4e. SPAIN III-15
Market Analytics III-15
Table 14: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
L-carnitine Market Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

4f. RUSSIA III-16
Market Analytics III-16
Table 15: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
L-carnitine Market Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2008 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-17
Market Analytics III-17
Table 16: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for L-carnitine Market Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2008 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-18
A.Market Analysis III-18
China - A Major L-carnitine Producing Nation III-18
Table 17: Annual Production Capacity (Thousands Metric
Tons) of Leading Chinese L-carnitine Manufacturers for
Years 2007 and 2008 III-19
L-carnitine Foreign Trade in China III-19
Key Players III-19
Regional Players III-21
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 18: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for L-carnitine Market Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2008 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

6. REST OF WORLD III-23
Market Analytics III-23
Table 19: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for L-carnitine Market Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2008 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 56 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 58)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 17
Japan 4
Europe 10
France 1
Germany 1
The United Kingdom 2
Italy 2
Rest of Europe 4
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 25
Africa 1
Middle East 1
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