Isoflavones Market Report

Isoflavones Market Analysis By Sources (Soybeans), By Application (Food & Beverages, Nutraceutical, Cosmetics), By Regions (North America, APAC, Europe, CSA, MEA), Competitive Strategies And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Dec, 2016
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2015
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-220-4
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2015
  • Number of Pages: 90

Industry Insights

The global isoflavones market size was valued at USD 12.41 billion in 2015. The demand for natural-based products in food & beverages, nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, animal feed and other industries are rising substantially. This demand is expected to result in a remarkable growth for the market by 2025.

Isoflavones are plant derivatives and belong to the class of phytoestrogens. These products are extracted from a variety of plants and food products in the form of powder. Major sources for extraction are soybeans, red clover, beans, lentils, flaxseeds, green tea, & peas.

U.S Isoflavones market revenue, by sources, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)

U.S Isoflavones market

Soy is the major source of extracting isoflavones globally. Soya-based extracts prevent heart-related diseases & bone problems and are used for controlling high blood pressure & cholesterol. It is also helpful for asthma, diabetes, multiple cancers and slowing the progression of kidney disease. These extracts are believed to be a helpful cure for preventing breast cancer, hot flashes after breast cancer, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms

However, excessive use of these products for long duration can have side effects. These side effects include triggering of certain food allergies in some people (such as a runny nose, itching, digestive disorders, and stomach irritations), headache, bloating, cramping, migraine, and other stomach problems.

Many government testing agencies have also found that the isoflavone content present in product differed by more than 10% from the amount claimed on the label in approximately 50% of the products tested. Therefore the quality and quantity of isoflavones used in supplements and food & beverages are believed to be a negative factor for the product growth.

Source Insights

Isoflavones are derived from soybeans, red clover, peas and other natural sources. Soy-based extracts dominated the Isoflavones industry in 2015. It accounted for over 80% of the overall share. The soy-based product is expected to witness the similar trend over the next nine years, owing to its various health advantages.

Other sources such as red clover, beans, lentils, flaxseeds, green tea, and peas accounted for a small share in the global market. Various research agencies and companies which are involved in extraction process are trying to develop new and improve methods for deriving the isoflavones from its sources.

Application Insights

Nutraceutical was the most dominant application sector and accounted for USD 5.14 billionin 2015. Isoflavones extract is commonly used in nutraceutical, dietary supplements, and pharmaceutical industries. The various health benefits of the product make it a popular raw material among these industries.

Food & beverage and cosmetics industries are also anticipated to have remarkable growth over the forecast period. In food and beverage, it is commonly used as additives. This application sector is expected to be worth over 23% of the total market by 2025. In cosmetics application, it is used as antioxidants in hair care, and skincare products.

Regional Insights

North America was the leading producer and consumer for isoflavones in 2015. In the same year, the region accounted for 37% of global demand. The region experiences the presence of a large number of product extract manufacturers. Europe is also emerging as a potential market for the same, owing to its various health benefits. The region is anticipated to witness a remarkable growth in the coming years.

Asia Pacific is a mature market place for isoflavones. Some of the countries present in the region for instance China, Japan, and South Korea are the largest consumers of soy and its products in the world. Due to this, the demand for isoflavones is not much in these countries. The rest of the countries in the region, such as India, Indonesia, and other are a potential market for the product. But, in compassion to the western countries, the demand in Asian countries is less, owing to the consumption of beans, peas, soy and other sources in their daily diet.

Isoflavones market share, by application, 2015

Isoflavones market

Competitive Insights

The global industry is highly fragmented and competitive due to the presence of less number of experienced as well as local players. The industry has a large number of raw material suppliers (suppliers for red clover and soy). However, the companies involved in deriving isoflavones extracts from these sources are very less.

The industry is not dominated by any major players. Some of the key companies in this industry include Archer Daniels Midland, SK Bioland, Medisys Biotech Pvt. Ltd.,Guzen Development,Fujicco Co., Ltd,Aushadhi Herbal,Tradichem S.L,Frutarom Ltd.,Nutra Green Biotechnology Co., Ltd., and HerboNutra.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historic data

2014 & 2015

Forecast period

2016 - 2025

Market representation

Volume in kilo tons and Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2016 to 2025

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S., UK, Germany, France, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Brazil

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue & demand growth and provides an analysis on the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the isoflavones market on the basis of source, application, and region:

  • Source Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, Volume, Kilo Tons, 2014 - 2025)

    • Soybeans

    • Others

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

    • Food & Beverages

    • Nutraceutical

    • Cosmetics

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil
    • Middle East & Africa

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