Policosanol Market

2021 Analysis and Review: Policosanol Market by Source – Sugarcane Wax, Bees Wax, Rice Bran, and Wheat Germ for 2021 - 2031

About the Policosanols Market Report

Policosanols productsarein high demand due to various health benefits associated with them. Policosanol helps in decreasing the production of cholesterol in liver and increases the breakdown of low density lipoprotein cholesterol. It also helps in decreasing the stickiness of cells in blood. Rising health issues due to poor eating habits are driving the policosanol market.

Due to changing lifestyle and rising incidence ofhealth diseases, the demand for policosanols products is growing among health conscious consumers. Several countries are facing the rising incidence of lifestyle diseases in all age bracket,from youth to aged generation. Conditions such as diabetes, cholesterol, and arthritisare becoming widespread, which is in turn fuelling the demand for policosanols product.

Moreover, manufacturers are launching new products to meet the global demand for policosanols products.Additionally, consumer inclination towards natural products is fuelling the demand in the market. Natural supplements which are plant driven have more beneficial nutrients compared to synthetic supplements.

Policosanol is a natural supplement made from sugar cane and it is used to lower cholesterol levels and prevent blood clotting.For instance, in 2020 pharmaceutical manufacturer, Gold Coast launched a new product, Wigna policosanol that fights against heart disease, uses natural ingredient policosanol derived from sugarcane wax.Increase in population and per capita spending on healthy supplements are anticipated to drive the market over the forecast period.

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How Does Historical Policosanol Sales Compare with Future Outlook?

First policosanol supplements were produced in Cuba by Dalmer laboratories. Studies confirming the effectiveness of policosanol as a lipid lowering agent have been aiding the overall expansion of the market.Policosanolhas exhibited long term effectiveness in decreasing LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol in older patients with hypertension.

The consumption of policosanol for human is therefore considered safe and well tolerated.According to FMI’s analysis, policosanol sales have grown at 4.6% CAGR between 2016 and 2020.

Nowadays, an increase in shift towards healthy and nutritional food options is being witnessed.Consumers are becoming increasingly health conscious and are moving towards alternatives that are healthy. Moreover, natural ingredients are gaining in popularity among consumers, and the trend is entering into next phase.The increasing awareness about the various health benefits of natural ingredients will have a positive impact on policosanol sales. Owing to these factors, FMIhas forecastthe global policosanol market to grow at 5.4% CAGR through 2031.

How is Rising Health Consciousness in Consumers Affecting Policosanol Market?

Owing to changing lifestyle and increase in various diseases, consumer have become more conscious about their health. This has increased the demand for policosanol products. The multiple health benefits associated with policosanol such as its contribution in loweringbad cholesterol production in liver, increasing the breakdown of low- density lipoprotein or bad (LDL) cholesterol and helpinghigh- density lipoprotein or good (HDL) cholesterol to work better have been creating sales opportunities. 

Furthermore, policosanols are helpful in controlling inflammation in body due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Another factor responsible for the increasing cases of lifestyle diseases is the oxidative stress levels in human body. Oxidative stress is present but it needs to be balanced out and policosanols have proven to be extremely effective in controlling the oxidative stress levels.

Policosanols also benefits elderly people who are suffering from hypertension. Spurred by these factors, the market will continue exhibiting strong growth through the course of the forecast period.

How is Rising Demand for Natural Products Driving Policosanols Market?

Consumers are concerned about the side-effects caused by synthetic and chemicals additives used in food and beverage.This is increasing the concern surrounding the ill-effect of chemicals in human body. This in turn has been fueling the demand for natural alternatives.

Natural supplements that are plant driven have more beneficial nutrients compared to synthetic supplements. There are many health benefits associated with natural supplements which includes weight loss, no obesity, natural cures, healthy lifestyle, and weight control. The companies are focusing on introducing new dietary health supplements with enhanced benefits to expand its product portfolio and increase its customer base.

How Quality of the Product is Driving the sale of Policosanol?

Nowadays, consumers are concerned about the quality of products and are willing to pay more for products with quality assurance. Thus quality claims have become of utmost importance for any companyaiming at launches. These quality claims and certifications creates a sense of trust in consumer’s mind for the brand.

These certifications prove a supplier’s commitment to quality of product. They indicate that buyers and suppliers are dealing with a manufacturer who has reached the highest standards of product safety. Claims such as Halal and Kosher are considered to be the most premium when it comes to policosanols products. Companies that have received these certifications and quality claims have a credible name in the market.

For Instance: A leading manufacturer in policosanols product called as AmbePhytoextractsPvt Ltd is FSSC 22000, HACCP, GMP, KOSHER, HALAL & ISO 9001:2015 Certified manufacturer of Herbal Extracts.

Additionally, the company HuzhouShengmaBiochem Co. Ltd. works in accordance with standards, both internal and external. This helps ensure the security of the products and business. The company can also meet the needs of customers whose definition of quality goes further, to include highly specific requirements such as Organic, non-GMO or Kosher because the company believe that quality should be measured by meeting standards, not just the company’s own.

With some of the leading organizations joining the bandwagon, focus on certifications is expected to surge. This will bode well for the market in the near future.

Country-wise Insights

Why is the Demand for Policosanol Rising in U.S Market?

The U.S holds the dominant share of 84.1%in terms of value in the North America policosanol market. Owing to increase in usage of policosanol as a key ingredient in pharmaceuticals and nutraceutical formulation, the demand of policosanol products has surged in the U.S.

Rising incidence of concerns such as cardiovascular diseases have been fuelling the demand for effective treatment using natural ingredients. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 655,000 Americans die each year because of cardiovascular ailments. Besides this, the prevalence of diabetes is soaring in the country. To prevent such health concerns, pharmaceutical companies within the U.S. are investing in research of effective medication, which will create conducive environment for the market in the coming years.

Policosanols have proven to be extremely beneficial in maintaining a healthy lipid and triglycerides profile that eventually prevents heart attacks. Athletes specifically use Policosanol for leg pain during exercise as it helps in proper blood flow. Policosanols are very effective as an alternative treatment for arthritics and oxidative stress.

The pharmaceutical industry is capitalizing on this opportunity to formulate more capsules, chewable, and powder of policosanols to help people in blood purification as well. These benefits of policosanol utilized by the pharma industry is leading to growth of the market. Policosanol has proven to be medicinally very effective from young group segment to old age people. Thus, pharmaceutical formulations are the foremost driver for the Policosanol market growth during the forecast period.

How Big is the Opportunity in Brazil?

Brazil holds the largest market share of 39.8% in terms of value in the Latin America policosanol market. Owing to increase in consumption of plant based products, the demand for policosanol has risen. Consumers are becoming more conscious about the environment and animal welfare.

Policosanols are derived from plants, as compounds found in sugarcane and wheat. People are shifting towards healthier lifestyle and have started adopting vegetarian and vegan diets. This is expected to create sales opportunities within Brazil as well.

How is Increasing Incidence of Lifestyle Diseases Driving India Policosanol Market?

India holds the largest share in the South Asia Policosanol market. Lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular problems, cholesterol issues, diabetes and several chronic diseases are immensely rising in country due to consumption of high calorie food and sedentary lifestyle.These factors are creating attractive opportunities for market participants.

How is Investment in R&D Fuelling Demand for Policosanols in Germany?

Germany is expected to showcase rising demand for policosanols over the forecast period. Owing to evolving consumers taste and preference, manufacturers have are focusing on improving their research and development (R&D) capacities to keep pace with dynamic market trends.

The pace at which new technologies are impacting the food sector is high, and it has become necessary for manufacturers to increase scale of their R&D efforts. As a result an increasing number of policosanol manufacturing companies in Germany are investing in research and development activities.

What Are the Factors Driving Policosanol Demand in Australia?

Australia holds the largest share in terms of value in the Oceania Policosanol market. Through the course of the forecast period, the Australia market is expected to register a steady growth, reaching a value of US$ 27.1 Mn in 2031.

Consumers have become very particularaboutchoosing products,also they have become more cautious about information available on the product. There is greater inclination towards brands offeringtransparent ingredients list. This also has to do with the rising cases of various chronic ailments in Australia, which will continue supporting the expansion of the market.

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, an estimated 1.2 million adults in Australia, aged 18 and more had one or more conditions related to heart disease in 2017-18. With the incidence predicted to rise further, consumers will show greater inclination for products containing natural ingredients. This will create a conducive environment for the expansion of the market in Australia.

Category-wise Insights

Why is Sugarcane Wax More Preferred Source of Policosanol?

Sugarcane wax currently leads the market as the leading segment in terms of source. It is more preferred than other sourcesbecause the policosanol found in sugarcane is very effective for combating cholesterol and heart attack. Apart from sugarcane wax,rice bran wax policosanol market is witnessing a high growth.

Why is Supercritical CO2 Sought-after as Preferred Extraction Process for Policosanol?

The supercritical CO2 segment leads the market in terms of extraction process. It is widely used, accounting for over 85% of policosanol extracted. Supercritical CO2 extraction process creates phase changes in carbon dioxide utilizing temperature and pressure. CO2 is known as a “tunable solvent” making it extremely versatile for creating a multitude of end products by controlling temperature and pressure.

Why is Policosanol Application High in Dietary Supplements?

Dietary supplements hold the leading share in policosanol market. Owing to increasing awareness about various health concerns and health benefit associated with policosanol, its use in dietary supplements is increasing.

Competitive Landscape

Manufacturers of policosanol are focusing on increasing the product portfolio. They are amplifying the investment in R&D initiatives to improve their existing production capacity and expand their global presence.

For instance, in 2020 Now foods launched policosanol capsules called as ‘double strength policosanol’ which is rich in anti-oxidant that gives cholesterol support and a great source of immunity booster.

In 2020, Pahwa’s launched a refit animal care cattle feed concentrate pet health supplements. It is in a powdered form for cattle’s, poultry ad aquatic animals.

Some of the leading companies operating in the market are:

  • AmbePhytoextracts
  • Marcor- An Azelis Company
  • Douglas Laboratories
  • Now Foods
  • Garuda International, Inc
  • Hainan Zhongxin Chemical
  • Hainan Zhongxin Chemical
  • Herblink Biotech Corporation
  • HuzhouShengmaBiochem Co. Ltd.
  • India Glycols Ltd.
  • Laboratories Dalmer S. A.
  • Nutritopper Biotechnology
  • Risun Bio-Tech Inc.
  • Sami Labs Ltd. (Sabinsa Group)

*The list is not exhaustive, and only for representational purposes. Full competitive intelligence with SWOT analysis available in the report.

Scope of the Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for value and MT for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Rest of Latin America, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Spain, BENELUX, Nordic, Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Rest of South Asia, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, North Africa, Central Africa, Rest of MEA

Key Segments Covered

Source, Grade, Extraction process and End Use Application

Key Companies Profiled

  • AmbePhytoextracts
  • Marcor- An Azelis Company
  • Douglas Laboratories
  • Now
  • Garuda International, Inc
  • Hainan Zhongxin Chemical
  • Hainan Zhongxin Chemical
  • Herblink Biotech Corporation
  • HuzhouShengmaBiochem Co. Ltd.
  • India Glycols Ltd.
  • Laboratories Dalmer S. A.
  • Nutritopper Biotechnology
  • Risun Bio-Tech Inc.
  • Sami Labs Ltd. (Sabinsa Group)

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Market Forecast, brand share analysis, competition intelligence, DROT analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • Which is the most lucrative market for policosanol?

    The U.S. presently leads the global market for policosanolbecause of the strong presence of key global players.

  • Which is widely used source of policosanol?

    Sugarcane wax is the most widely used source for deriving policosanol because it is very effective for combating cholesterol and heart attack.

  • Who is the leading end user of policosanol?

    Dietary supplements segment has emerged as a leading end user of policosanols.

  • Which are some of the leading companies offering policosanol?

    Some of the leading companies offering probiotic yogurt are AmbePhytoextracts, Marcor- An Azelis Company, Douglas Laboratories, Now, Garuda International, Inc, Hainan Zhongxin Chemical, Hainan Zhongxin Chemical, Herblink Biotech Corporation, HuzhouShengmaBiochem Co. Ltd. and others.

  • Which is the most preferred process for extracting Policosanol?

    Supercritical CO2 is the preferred process for extraction of policosanol.

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Policosanol Market by Category


  • SugarcaneWax
  • Bees Wax
  • Rice Bran
  • Wheat Germ
  • Others(cereal grains, grasses etc.)


  • 0.90 Policosanol
  • 0.95Policosanol
  • 0.99Policosanol

Extraction Process

  • Solvent Extraction
  • Supercritical CO2 Extraction


  • Food Processing
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Nutrace utical
  • Animal Feed
  • Pet Food


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  • Oceania

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