Phosphatidylserine Market

Phosphatidylserine Market: Incorporation of Functional Ingredients in Mental Health Supplements to Drive Utilization: Global Industry Analysis 2013–2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2028

  • 2019-02-18
  • REP-GB-8959
  • 64 Tables
  • 146 Figures
  • 195 pages
  • Format: PDF/PPT/Excel

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Phosphatidylserine Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Phosphatidylserine market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Phosphatidylserine market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

Phosphatidylserine is a glycerophospholipid or phosphoglyceride, which is a glycerol-based phospholipid. Phosphatidylserine consists of two fatty acids that are attached to a glycerol molecule through an ester linkage. This complex is attached to a serine, an amino acid, through a phosphodiester linkage at a third carbon position of a glycerol. Phosphatidylserine is naturally present in various plants and animals such as cows, Antarctic mackerel, krill oil, fish roe, soybean, sunflower, milk, etc. In the human body, phosphatidylserine is synthesized in the brain, and plays an important role in protecting neural tissues and transporting neural signals. Currently, commercial phosphatidylserine is manufactured mostly form soybean and sunflower seeds, with a small percentage produced from marine-based sources. Marine-based phosphatidylserine provides new opportunities in the global market of phosphatidylserine, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Phosphatidylserine is high in neutral oil and fatty acids, and produced in low purity that has an off-flavour to it. These products have limited application in the functional food segment and other industries. And, in order to utilise phosphatidylserine, high-grade purity product is required. Purification processes such as ultrafiltration, supercritical CO2 extraction, and solvent extraction are utilised to reach such high purity levels for use in dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, etc. A highly complex production process and limited use are some of the main challenges to the growth of the phosphatidylserine market. However, eating healthy due to increasing consciousness about health is becoming a popular trend in Western countries such as the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, etc. Dietary supplements are being consumed to stay fit and healthy. Phosphatidylserine supplements offer various health benefits. Moreover, key players in the market of phosphatidylserine supplements are offering products that are gluten-free, salt-free, sugar-free, starch-free, fish-free, etc., so as to attract health conscious consumers. The market of phosphatidylserine is expected to have a positive outlook over the forecast period of 2018-2028. 

Increased Consumption of Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods by Health Conscious Consumers Leading to a Surge in Growth of the Phosphatidylserine Market

In the ‘90s, dietary supplements experienced ballyhoos in North America, especially in the U.S., due to the act of dietary supplements that was passed by the U.S. government in the year 1994. The market for dietary supplements in the U.S. has experienced massive growth over the years. The consumption of dietary supplements has increased significantly among urban adults to deal with psychological stress caused mainly due to busy lifestyles. The market for phosphatidylserine for dietary supplement products is driven by the high consumption of supplements in Western countries such as the U.S., European countries, and also the increasing consumption in emerging economies such as China and India. Among the dietary supplement consumers in the U.S., major populace consume supplements for health and wellness purposes. The dietary supplements sub-segment is expected to contribute a major share under the end use segment in the global phosphatidylserine market.

GRAS Status Granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Encouraging Manufacturers of Supplements and Functional Foods to Launch New and Innovative Products Incorporating Phosphatidylserine

One of the supporting causes for the increasing use of phosphatidylserine in dietary supplements as well as expanding usage of phosphatidylserine in other sectors is the GRAS status granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The grant has encouraged manufacturers to innovate new products by incorporating phosphatidylserine. Phosphatidylserine is used in functional foods such as breakfast cereals, dairy product analogues (imitation milk, soy milk), nutritional bars, processed superfruit and fruit juices, yoghurt, etc. Also, in 2003, the FDA approved the health claim for phosphatidylserine regarding the improvement of memory and cognitive dysfunction. This approval has led researchers to introduce phosphatidylserine into medical foods, especially for memory-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The use of phosphatidylserine in the cosmetic industry is negligible at present, but is expected to increase due to increased expenditure in the research and development sector. The approval and grant by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is acting as a catalyst that is driving the global phosphatidylserine market.

Current Consumer Preference to Opt for Plant-Based Products Creating a Trend in the Global Phosphatidylserine Market

These days, many consumers care about the ingredients in products, and their origin for that matter. Consumers of dietary supplements, functional foods, nutraceuticals, and cosmetic products are opting for products that strictly contain plant-derived ingredients. This preference for plant-based products is due to increasing concerns towards health issues, as well as increasing awareness about animal rights and animal welfare. Due to the outspread of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy causing a serious condition known as mad cow disease in the late ‘90s, consumers turned away from phosphatidylserine derived from the cow’s brain. This switch triggered the market equation to shift, and manufacturers started using raw materials that were not of animal origin. It is perspicuous that the global market of phosphatidylserine experienced more demand for plant-derived phosphatidylserine than animal-derived phosphatidylserine.

FMI has compiled a study on phosphatidylserine, which offers an analysis and forecast of the phosphatidylserine market, in its publication titled, 'Phosphatidylserine Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013–2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018–2028’. This report on the phosphatidylserine market covers some of the vital facets that are key influencing factors on the demand and supply of phosphatidylserine over the next several years. An in-depth review of the growth drivers, potential challenges, unique trends, and opportunities for market participants equips readers to fully comprehend the overall landscape of the phosphatidylserine market. The report on the phosphatidylserine market also covers analysis of the key regions and countries of particular interest that are anticipated to become frontrunners or remain laggards over the forecast period. The report covers a historical analysis of the market from 2013 to 2017, and provides forecasts from 2018 to 2028 in terms of volume in metric tons and revenue in US$.

Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid, naturally present in small amounts in meat, soybean, milk, eggs, fish, and certain legumes. In the human body, phosphatidylserine is present as an endogenous constituent in the brain. It is a fatty substance that covers and protects the neural tissues and carries messages, and is required for the functioning of several intracellular signaling proteins. Phosphatidylserine is an important chemical entity in the human body, and plays a vital role in memory functions. Structurally, phosphatidylserine is an amino acid that consists of glycerophosphate skeleton conjugated with two fatty acids and L-serine via a phosphodiester linkage. In the market, phosphatidylserine is available in the form of a yellow powder and a brown liquid, predominantly manufactured from soy lecithin enriched in phosphatidylcholine. Phosphatidylcholine in lecithin is enzymatically converted into phosphatidylserine using phospholipase D. Phosphatidylserine is used majorly in dietary supplements, medical foods and functional foods, and to some extent also in cosmetic products. It is used in various products such as imitation milk, breakfast cereals, granola, protein bars, yoghurt, processed fruits, and fruit juices. Dietary supplements consisting of phosphatidylserine mainly target the elderly population due to their memory and cognitive improving capacity.

This report on the phosphatidylserine market has been broken down into different chapters to enhance clarity and provide context. A brief executive summary at the beginning of the report consists of some of the key findings of the study on the phosphatidylserine market, as well as market estimates and growth rates for important segments. The following chapter presents the definitions and scope of the study, as well as coverage in terms of the way the phosphatidylserine market is structured. Subsequently, the chapter on market background presents the evolution of phosphatidylserine, relevant economic indicators such as GDP and per capita spending, including an assessment of the supply chain, policy developments and regulatory scenario, and dynamics impacting the phosphatidylserine market, as well as an explanation of the factors considered important to develop forecasts and estimates. The report on the phosphatidylserine market also includes a chapter on pricing analysis, highlighting price point variations between different regions and products, including pricing forecasts. The following chapters dive deep into the global phosphatidylserine market, covering detailed information based on form, end use, grade, nature, and source. The next set of chapters provide region-wise analysis and forecasts of the phosphatidylserine market, covering vital aspects of the market in North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East & Africa, and Oceania.

A dashboard view of some of the key companies operating in the phosphatidylserine market in terms of their offerings, regional presence, and other metrics is a precursor to the detailed profiles of these participants, including financial information, strategy overview, SWOT analysis, and market share, as well as analyst commentary. Some of the key players analyzed in the phosphatidylserine market report include Chemi Nutra LLC., Lonza, Enzymotec Ltd, Lipogen Products Ltd., Doosan Corporation, Novastell, Nagase ChemteX Corporation, Bontac Bio-engineering (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., ECA Healthcare Inc., Lipoid GmbH, etc. Other small- and medium-sized international and domestic players in the phosphatidylserine manufacturing were also analyzed.

For estimation of the market size of phosphatidylserine, production of precursors such as soy lecithin and sunflower lecithin in various regions/countries was taken into account, along with the conversion/yield of phosphatidylserine from these sources. Production quantity and trade of phosphatidylserine were considered to estimate the overall consumption of phosphatidylserine in key countries and regions. To cross-reference the estimates of overall supply, the consumption of phosphatidylserine by various end-use industries was taken into consideration. Regional production as well as the consumption of phosphatidylserine was considered for market sizing. This was cross-validated with the market share of phosphatidylserine within the overall phospholipid market. The prices of phosphatidylserine have been collected at the manufacturer level to arrive at the market size for phosphatidylserine.

Our team of analysts review and interpret data from a variety of sources. Data attributed to ‘FMI’ is derived by using a combination of various approaches, which are then consolidated, interpreted, and extrapolated by FMI analysts. Data is sourced from government statistics, trade associations, company annual reports and investor presentations, press articles and directories, technical publications, and online databases, which are cross-referenced with FMI’s reports and internal repository of data to filter and validate the collected information. Intelligence gathered from desk research is supplemented by extensive interviews with selected key expert participants across the value chain, not only to gain information specific to their roles and operations but also to obtain their perspective and insights of the issues impacting the phosphatidylserine market.

Global Phosphatidylserine Market: Segmentation

By Form:

  • Powder

  • Liquid

By End Use:

  • Functional Foods

  • Dietary Supplements & Nutraceuticals

  • Cosmetics & Personal Care

By Grade:

  • Food Grade

  • Pharmaceutical Grade

By Nature:

  • Organic

  • Conventional

By Source:

  • Plant Source

    • Soybean

    • Sunflower

    • Others (Cabbage etc.)

  • Animal-derived

By Region:

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Europe

  • East Asia

  • South Asia

  • Middle East & Africa

  • Oceania

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