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Glutamine Market Size - By Type (L-Glutamine, D-Glutamine), Form (Powder, Capsules & Tablets, Liquid), Application (Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceuticals, Sports Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Food and Beverages, Animal Nutrition), Source & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI3588
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Glutamine Market Size

Glutamine Market size was valued at USD 130 million in 2022 and is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 3.4% between 2023 and 2032. Glutamine is recognized for its role in supporting gut health and the immune system. As consumers increasingly focus on overall health and wellness, the demand for supplements and products containing glutamine rises.


Glutamine Market

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Glutamine is used in medical settings for various purposes, including as a supplement for critically ill patients, to support wound healing, and to address certain gastrointestinal conditions. Glutamine is believed to aid in muscle recovery and reduce muscle breakdown after intense physical activity.


Fluctuations in the prices of raw materials used in glutamine production, such as fermentation substrates, can impact the cost of production and subsequently affect market pricing and profitability. Ensuring consistent product quality and purity is crucial in the supplement and nutraceutical industries. The glutamine market is subject to regulations and standards set by health authorities in different countries. Thus, the risks associated with Glutamine may drive down the acceptance rate, further hampering the business growth.


COVID-19 Impact

The pandemic altered consumer behaviours, with an increased focus on health and wellness. This led to a surge in demand for dietary supplements, including glutamine, as consumers sought products that could potentially support their immune systems. Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is set to drive the market growth.


Glutamine Market Trends

The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the importance of immune health, leading to increased interest in ingredients like glutamine that are believed to support the immune system. Consumers are seeking personalized approaches to nutrition, and glutamine's potential benefits for various health goals are driving its inclusion in personalized supplement plans. Consumers are increasingly looking for products with clean labels, minimal additives, and transparent sourcing. Brands that offer high-quality, pure glutamine can attract health-conscious consumers.


Glutamine Market Analysis

 Global Glutamine Market Size, By Type,

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The L-Glutamine segment dominated around USD 77.2 million revenue in 2022. L-Glutamine is widely recognized for its potential health benefits, including supporting gut health, immune function, and muscle recovery, which align with the growing health and wellness trends.


Global Glutamine Market Revenue Share, By Form,

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The powder form segment accounted for 55% of the glutamine market share in 2022. Glutamine powder can be easily incorporated into various applications, such as shakes, smoothies, beverages, and recipes, driving demand for its culinary versatility.


The glutamine market from plant-based source segment is anticipated to grow at 3.1% CAGR through 2032. The growing demand for plant-based and vegan products has led to an increased interest in glutamine sourced from plant proteins, appealing to individuals with dietary preferences.


Based on application the dietary supplements segment will gain remarkable momentum during the forecast timeline. The increasing focus on overall health and wellness drives demand for glutamine supplements, which are often used to support immune health, gut health, and muscle recovery.


 U.S. Glutamine Market Size,

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U.S. glutamine market held over USD 25.9 million of the revenue share in 2022. The growing emphasis on health and wellness in North America encourages consumers to seek dietary supplements like glutamine to support their overall well-being.

Glutamine Market Share

Some of the major companies operating in the glutamine industry are :

  • Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd.
  • Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • CJ CheilJedang Corp.
  • Amino GmbH
  • NutraBio Labs
  • NOW Foods
  • Sports Research Corporation
  • Optimum Nutrition
  • MusclePharm
  • Dymatize Enterprises LLC
  • MRM Nutrition
  • Thorne Research
  • MET-Rx
  • Solgar

These companies focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these companies are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Glutamine Industry News:

  • In May 2021, Ajinomoto Co., Inc launched L- Glutamine amino acid powder to enhance culinary application foods and drinks.

This glutamine market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • L-Glutamine
  • D-Glutamine

Market, By Form

  • Powder
  • Capsules & Tablets
  • Liquid

Market, By Source

  • Plant-based
  • Animal-based
  • Fermentation-Derived

Market, By Application

  • Dietary Supplements
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Food and Beverages
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of glutamine reached USD 130 million in 2022 and is set to cross USD 182.3 million by 2023, due to the increasing focus on overall health and wellness among consumers worldwide.

The L-Glutamine segment recorded USD 77.2 million in 2022, on account of its health benefits, including supporting gut health, immune function, and muscle recovery.

U.S. market was valued at USD 25.9 million in revenue in 2022, owing to rising number of consumers seeking dietary supplements in the region.

Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd., Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Evonik Industries AG, CJ CheilJedang Corp., Amino GmbH, NutraBio Labs, NOW Foods, Sports Research Corporation, Optimum Nutrition, and MusclePharm, Dymatize Enterprises LLC, are some of the major glutamine companies worldwide.

Glutamine Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 246
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 200
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