GVR Report cover Digestive Enzyme Supplements Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Digestive Enzyme Supplements Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Origin (Animal, Plant, Microbial), By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Jan 2017
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-758-2
  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2015

Industry Insights

The global digestive enzyme supplements market size was valued at USD 794.4 million in 2015. Surging demand for dietary supplements among consumers in light of health concerns and awareness towards nutraceuticals is anticipated to aid in market expansion over the forecast period.

Various factors, such as changing lifestyles, hectic work schedules, and overtime at workplaces, are leading consumers towards packaged food, which often results in digestive problems. Digestive enzymes help in breaking down food into nutrient form for the body to absorb them. Growing requirement for these products in light of health benefits is anticipated aid in market expansion over the next nine years.

U.S. digestive enzyme supplements market by origin, 2014-2025, (USD Million)

U.S. digestive enzyme supplements market

The key driver for the industry includes positive viewpoint towards sports nutrition and growing concerns regarding stomach health. Increasing number of global sports event including the Big Bash League, English Premier League, NBA, and Indian Primer League have forced athletes to focus on maintaining their physical strength, which is expected to stimulate growth over the upcoming years.

Growing requirement of digestive enzymes as they help in treating pancreatic and gastrointestinal diseases is projected to fuel its demand. Moreover, increasing prevalence of intestinal diseases along with pancreatic surgery will propel growth over the upcoming years. Moreover, the easy availability of over-the-counter drugs is likely to augment industry growth over the next nine years.

The ban on animal killings in several countries including the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the UK is expected to affect the availability of the animal based products adversely. In addition, high usage of products made up of prebiotics and probiotics is expected to restrict the demand for digestive enzyme supplements over the next nine years.

Increasing consumer awareness regarding the adverse impact of inorganic food on human health has shifted industry trend towards promoting organic food market. Furthermore, increasing consumption of organic foods on account of providing nutritional benefits is projected to refrain consumers from preferring dietary supplements in the form of capsules and tablets.

Origin Insights

Animal-derived enzymes dominated the industry and accounted for 45% of the global revenue share in 2015. These products are anticipated to witness less growth as compared to other enzyme supplements as they are functional only at high pH levels and are less efficient for aiding digestion in the stomach.

Animal-derived products, for instance, pancreatic, proteases, and amylases are functional for enhancing conditions including exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. However, the product is likely to face challenges, as vegetarians do not prefer these products. In addition, factors such as consumer’s sensitiveness and allergies to these products are anticipated to hinder growth over the forecast period.

Microbial enzymes are fermented microbes and are derived from microorganism including fungi and bacteria including Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger. Fermented microbes exhibit broad ranges of pH, temperature, and substrate specificities. In addition, the abundant availability of a wide range of enzymatic activities along with low production cost as compared to animal enzymes will fuel its demand over the next nine years.

Application Insights

Additional supplements were the largest segment, valued at USD 602.2 million in 2015. Rising awareness towards weight loss and maintaining a healthy lifestyle among adults & old-age people is projected to have a positive impact on the digestive enzyme supplements market. Furthermore, increasing expenditure for the development of new supplements is anticipated to augment demand over the forecast period.

Global digestive enzyme supplements market share, by application, 2015 (%)

Global digestive enzyme supplements market

The application of digestive enzymes in sports nutrition is expected to gain importance owing to increasing consumption of these products by athletes, sportsmen, bodybuilders, and patients as a dietary ingredient. Furthermore, increasing number of fitness centers, gymnasiums, and health clubs coupled with growing health consciousness is likely to propel the growth.

Regional Insights

North America was the largest market with 46.3% volume share in 2015 and is expected to remain the market leader on account of increasing usage along with reduced calorie level and high nutritional content. Increasing awareness of nutritional products in Mexico on account of new product launches is anticipated to promote the application of supplements over the forecast period.

Increasing demand for sports nutrition products among working professionals in the U.S. for maintaining muscular strength is anticipated to promote the usage of digestive enzyme supplements. Furthermore, new product developments and attractive internet campaigns by companies, such as Amway and Herbalife in the U.S., are projected to amplify the demand over the upcoming years.

Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth over the upcoming years on account of poor dietary habits of the population in countries including India, China, and Japan. In addition, rising expenditure on health enhancing ingredients in light of physical fitness requirements and increasing sports activities in the region is likely to fuel demand over the forecast period.

Digestive Enzyme Supplements Market Share Insights

The industry is highly competitive in nature owing to low product differentiation in the market. Large numbers of market players are present in the U.S. and Canada. Major market participants include Klaire Labs, National Enzyme Company, ProteoZymes, Metagenics, Douglas Labs, Integrative Therapeutics, and Amway.

In October 2015, XYMOGEN’s production site received approval from Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), a pharmaceutical regulatory agency located in Australia. In October 2015, XYMOGEN’s production site received approval from Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), a pharmaceutical regulatory agency based in Australia, and became the exclusive manufacturer of supplements in the U.S. This strategy was implemented to gain market penetration for digestive enzyme supplements in Australia.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2016 - 2025

Market representation

Volume in Tons, Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2016 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America & MEA

Country scope

U.S., Germany, France, UK, China, Japan, Brazil, South Africa

Report coverage             

Volume & revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts volume & revenue growth at global, regional & country level and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global digestive enzyme supplements market on the basis of origin, application, and region:

  • Origin Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Animal

    • Plant

    • Microbial

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Additional supplements

    • Medical & infant nutrition

    • Sports nutrition

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • UK

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • MEA

      • South Africa

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