GVR Report cover Bioactive Ingredients Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Bioactive Ingredients Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Vitamin, Fiber), By Application (Functional Food & Beverages, Dietary Supplements), By Region (APAC, North America), And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-175-7
  • Number of Pages: 115
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global bioactive ingredients market size was valued at USD 173.22 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9% from 2023 to 2030. This is attributed to the growing demand for functional food and beverages owing to increasing consciousness among people about maintaining a balanced diet with a proper content of essential nutrients. The industry offers lucrative growth opportunities to manufacturers of these compounds owing to their increasing usage in functional food and beverages, as well as in dietary supplements. Moreover, they are extensively used in the development of personal care products, such as shampoos, soaps, and moisturizers.

 U.S. bioactive ingredients market size, by product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Products, such as carotenoids and flavonoids, protect the skin from adverse environmental effects. Bioactive ingredients are byproducts of a range of naturally extracted essential substances from fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols, etc. are some of the commonly used bioactive ingredients. BASF SE, Kemin Industries, Inc., Allied Biotech Corp., etc. are a few companies, which supply raw materials to product manufacturers. These raw material suppliers are highly dependent on the suppliers of plants, fruits, vegetables, and animal tissues for extracting essential ingredients. Bioactive ingredients are the key raw materials used in the production of functional food & beverages, dietary supplements, etc.

Bioactive ingredients, such as carotenoids, terpenoids, saponins, polyphenols, and phenolic compounds, are increasingly used for developing functional food & beverages and dietary supplements. The rising dependability of individuals on functional foods& beverages and dietary supplements to meet their nutritional requirements is anticipated to drive the industry growth.The COVID-19 pandemic led to many positive changes in the industry. The rapid increase in cases of infection propelled pharmaceutical manufacturers to carry out extensive R&D activities to develop medicines that could be effective against the virus. This augmented the product demand from the pharmaceutical industry. Moreover, researchers kept on identifying new plant-based ingredients that can fight against the virus.

Product Insights

The fiber product segment dominated the industry in 2022 and accounted for the highest share of more than 24.95% of the total revenue. This is attributed to the growing demand for fibers on account of the rising health consciousness and changing dietary habits of consumers. Its associated advantages like the prevention of diabetes, obesity, and other chronic degenerative ailments are increasing the demand for dietary fiber. In different foods and beverages, soluble dietary fiber is commonly used as a flavor-enhancing agent. They are also considered an alternative to fats and sugar in numerous food applications including confectionery goods, bakery products, and dairy desserts.

Furthermore, the development in R&D activities related to insulin and soluble fibers like polydextrose and pectin is expected to boost the market’s product portfolio or product offering in the coming years. Due to the rising functional food consumption, insoluble dietary fibers are being used more frequently. Insoluble dietary fibers from corn, rice, oats, wheat, potato, peas, and legumes also help prevent several health issues, including hyperglycemia, constipation, high cholesterol, and obesity. Proper intake of vitamins enhances collagen production, discourages melanin formation & pigmentation, and is helpful for toned skin. They can also be used to lighten and reduce wrinkling of the skin. Such advantages are expected to boost segment growth over the next eight years.

Application Insights

The functional food and beverage application segment dominated the industry in 2022 and accounted for the highest share of more than 29.25% of the overall revenue. Its high share is attributed to the growing interest in functional foods, the popularity of preventive healthcare, and a diverse product offering. Due to its inherent advantages, there has been growing awareness regarding preventive healthcare across the globe, and functional foods help consumers in implementing preventive healthcare. This factor, coupled with the available product portfolio of functional food items, is expected to aid the segment's growth. Functional food ingredients are typically found in forms that have been esterified, glycosylated, thiolylated, or hydroxylated.

 Global bioactive ingredients market share, by application, 2022 (%)

Particularly, plant foods like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables are the main sources of bioactive food ingredients. Similar bioactive elements, such as conjugated linolenic, probiotics, acid, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, and bioactive peptides, are also present in animal products like milk, fermented milk products, and cold-water fish. The rising geriatric population in Australia and Asia-Pacific regions and growing lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes & bone problems will boost the market growth. In line with this, many consumers are becoming more aware of the significance of healthy eating and better lifestyle choices. Awareness about functional foods is growing in Malaysia, Singapore, India, and South Korea. In all eight of the major markets-India, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea-functional foods and functional ingredients are expected to experience long-term growth.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the industry in 2022 and accounted for the highest share of more than 39.00% of the overall revenue. This is attributed to the presence of several manufacturing companies in countries like China and India. In addition, the rising demand for functional ingredients in the region is anticipated to propel the market growth over the forecast period. Many manufacturers are extending their product lines in response to the rising demand for functional ingredients.

Bioactive Ingredients Market Trends by Region

For instance, Chinese local producers have started producing highly refined EPA ingredients, like omega-3 algae, to increase their selection of bioactive ingredients. Strong growth in functional food & drink and dietary supplements is expected to be one of the major factors driving the demand for bioactive ingredients, such as omega-3, proteins, vitamins, probiotics, and others, in countries like Japan, where the population is aging at a rapid pace.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Global competition for bioactive ingredients is highly dependent on product quality, manufacturer and distributor numbers, and geographic locations. The manufacturers continuously conduct R&D to develop high-quality products. Manufacturers are constantly trying to enhance their portfolios by developing new products. For instance, to sell krill oil (from Neptune) and glucosamine (from Koyo), both companies came together to produce health supplements in Japan as well as other markets. Due to a shift in consumer preference toward products made from naturally sourced ingredients, top cosmetic companies from nations like Singapore, China, South Korea, and Japan are creating products with biological infusions. Some prominent players in the global bioactive ingredients market include:

  • Sabinsa

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)


  • Cargill

  • Ingredion

  • Ajinomoto Co, Inc.

  • Owen Biosciences, Inc.

  • Mazza Innovation Ltd.

  • Nuritas

  • DuPont

Bioactive Ingredients Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 186.58 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 317.90 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 7.9% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Brazil; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

Sabinsa; Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM); BASF SE; Cargill; Ingredion; Ajinomoto Co., Inc.; Owen Biosciences Inc.; Mazza Innovation Ltd.; Nuritas; DuPont

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Global Bioactive Ingredients Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global bioactive ingredients market report on the basis of product, application, and region:

Global Bioactive Ingredients Market Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Fiber

    • Vitamins

    • Omega 3 PUFA

    • Plant Extracts

    • Minerals

    • Carotenoids & Antioxidants

    • Probiotics

    • Other Ingredients

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Functional Food & Beverage

    • Dietary Supplements

    • Clinical Nutrition

    • Personal Care

    • Other Applications

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • South Africa

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