Analysts predict no slowing down of probiotic growth. In September, Markets and Markets forecasted 12.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the global probiotics market until 2014, when total sales, it says, should reach $32.6 billion. Similarly, in October, Packaged Facts estimated that global probiotics sales will grow at 12% CAGR to exceed $22 billion by 2013.
As probiotics spread to more functional foods, the challenges of ensuring that bacteria can survive in various product forms are greater than ever.
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Thanks to a wave of media publicity, resveratrol has become a star in the supplement aisle. It can be found in capsules and pills, but until recently, it had not made a lot of headway in functional foods.
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Many agree that the sales potential for nutrition bars is still relatively untapped. In Mintel International's March assessment of the U.S. nutrition and energy bar market, only 14% of the respondents questioned reported using these products—a limited audience, which leaves much opportunity for growth, noted Mintel.
Only three more years until the federal government's National Eye Institute (NIH; Bethesda, MD) releases the results of its landmark Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS2). The study—a multicenter, randomized, five-year trial involving 4000 participants—is expected to finish in December 2012.
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When the developers of the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) test created the method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of nutritional ingredients, it's difficult to say whether they could have imagined the marketing power it would come to hold.