Increasing importance of enhancing performance, endurance and muscle recovery among athletes is expected to be the key driver for sports nutrition ingredients market over the forecast period. Rising consumption of nutrition and dietary supplement s in the sports industry on account of increasing consumption by athletes and body builders is expected to have a positive impact on market for sports nutrition ingredients. Amino acids, creatine, dairy, pea and soy proteins are majorly used products in Sports nutrition ingredients market. Technological advancement in increasing fortification of sports nutrition ingredients in protein powders, energy bars, meal replacement bars and energy drinks and hence is expected to be a favourable factor on market over the next seven years. Nanoencapsulation and macroencapsulation technologies have gained popularity over the past few years on account of controlled release and minimum use of ingredients. Increasing application of aforementioned encapsulation technologies in fortification of food & beverage products is expected to tap new markets for sports nutrition ingredients in the near future. Growing demand for naturally derived ingredients on account of increasing health concerns regarding synthetic ingredients is expected to penetration of herbal supplements in sports nutrition industry. Increasing occurrence of obesity disorders has resulted in rising importance of fitness and sports activities which is expected to fuel sports nutrition ingredients demand over the forecast period. The development of ingredients with low carbs and high protein is expected to find new applications in sports nutrition products over the next seven years. Increasing use of artificial steroids by athletes is expected to have a hindering effect on sports nutrition ingredients market over the forecast period. Emergence of plant proteins in food & beverage industry on account of their low cost is expected to fuel sports nutrition ingredients demand over the next seven years.
Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing market for sports nutrition ingredients. Rising sporting events in India such as Indian Premier League, Indian Soccer League and Indian Hockey League are expected to fuel the demand for sports nutrition ingredients in fortification of dietary supplements and food & beverage products. Food & beverage growth coupled with rising consumption of dietary supplements in emerging markets of China and India have forces nutraceutical manufacturers to establish their production facilities near vicinity. As a result, manufacturers of sports nutrition ingredients are expected to find a lucrative opportunity in Asia Pacific over the forecast period. North America is expected to be major market for sports nutrition ingredients on account of robust infrastructure of sports such as American football, baseball and basketball. Rising importance of sports scholarships at University levels in the U.S. is anticipated to drive sports nutrition ingredients market over the forecast period. Increasing prevalence of soccer eventss in the Europe such as English premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga is expected to fuel the sports nutrition ingredients market demand over the forecast period. The European Commission imposed stringent regulations aimed at restricting the application of chemicals as additives in fortification of food & beverage products. As a result, naturally derived ingredients such as prebiotics and probiotics are expected to find their application in sports nutrition products over the forecast period. Increasing participation of Football in countries of Africa such as Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Cameroon are expected to duel demand for dietary supplements in the region and is expected to have a positive impact on market for sports nutrition ingredients in the near future. Upcoming sports events such as 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro along with availability of raw materials for protein in Brazil are expected to open new avenues for market sports nutrition ingredients. Population growth, urbanization and food & beverage industry growth in Middle East is expected to have a positive impact on sports nutrition ingredients market in the near future
Key players in the sports nutrition ingredients market include, Roquette, Sabinsa, Capsugel, Glabnia Nutritionals, Rousselot- Peptan, Kemin- XSurge, Naturex, Davisco, NutrScience Labs and Arla Food Ingredients. In March 2014, Polyphenolics launched MegaNatural GL, a sports nutrition product, comprising grape seed and aimed at regulating blood glucose level after meals for athletes. In January 2015, Trace Minerals Research launched its Cleanfit line of nutrition products with non GMO ingredients comprising without sweeteners and artificial colours. In April 2015, Arbonne International, LLC launched its PhytoSport, its first sports nutrition line aimed at enhancing endurance and improving performance.
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