Global Mulberry Leaf Extract Market size is likely to grow at a moderate CAGR during the period 2017-2024. The market has been witnessing popularity in the pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements sectors in the recent years.
Increasing health consciousness among global consumers, their willingness to spend more for nutritious and qualitative consumption and the globally growing tendencies of health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, etc. will drive the global mulberry leaf extract market growth. The market is likely to expand with high CAGR during the period 2016-2024.
The mulberry leaf extract market will be propelled by the increasing demand for dietary supplements and personal care in the near future. Health benefits of mulberries include their ability to lower bad-cholesterol, improve digestion, increase blood circulation, lower blood pressure, skin whitening, slow down the aging process, improve the overall metabolism and to boost the immune system, of the body and prevent certain cancers.
In recent years, mulberry leaf extracts have witnessed attention for their higher potential in regulating glucose and carbohydrate metabolism. Intakes of sugars and carbohydrates can lead to major upsets in blood sugar balance. To have an effective weight loss, blood sugar balance is critical. Mulberry extract consumption helps in weight loss by reducing the weight gaining effects of carbohydrates and sugars. They block the break-down of sugars, reduces rises in blood sugar and the insulin levels-which are fat promoting hormones.
The mulberry leaf extract has gained prevalent recognition in the dietary supplement sector for its high amount of dietary fiber content. Fibers regulate cholesterol levels by decreasing the incidences of cramping & bloating. In the cosmetics industry, the use of mulberry leaf extract is evolving as it bears properties to support skin lightening. They also bear medicinal properties-some components of the plant may even have anti-cancer benefits. The extract was found to bear significant anti-inflammatory effects according to recent studies.
Antioxidants inhibit cellular damage created during radiation exposure, and food digestion. Mulberry contains certain antioxidants such as beta carotene and ascorbic acid. The leaves of the white mulberry (Morus Alba) are a source of various nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C, iron, riboflavin, potassium, phosphorous and calcium. Significant amount of dietary fiber, and a range of organic compounds, such as anthocyanins, phytonutrients, resveratrol, zea-xanthin, lutein, and polyphenolic compounds, are also present in the leaves of mulberries. Mulberry leaves constituents have significant amounts of steroids, amino acids, N-containing imino-sugars, vitamins, trace minerals, flavones, and triterpenes. Mulberry leaf is found to have antioxidant and anti-hyperglycemic impacts. Based on the form of consumption, the mulberry leaf extract products can be categorized as powder, liquid and capsules. Powder-based Mulberry possesses anti-hyperglycemic effects as compared to hypoglycemic effects. The market finds applications mainly in dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food industries.
Mulberry leaf extract market has the highest demands in the Asia-Pacific region. The highest production is found in China, India, Japan and Korea. Korean and Japanese markets witness the mulberry extract demand in the cosmetic industries, owing to the whitening effect provided by the extracts. In the European market, mulberry are treated as superfood and the demand comes from the regional dietary supplements sector. However, usage of mulberry leaves bears certain restrictions in herbal medicinal products in Europe, which might affect the regional market growth aspects. The North American countries have demands for mulberry extracts mostly in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries.
The global mulberry leaf extract market has some significant players viz., Swanson Health Products, Nutra Business, Xi'an Greena Biotech Co. Ltd., Nu Vitality, Bio Nutrition, Inc, iherb, Inc., Astrida Naturals, Navitas Naturals, Immortalitea, Phytotech Extracts Pvt Ltd, Nans Products, Naturalin Bio-Resources Co. Ltd, Xian Yuensun Biological Technology Co. Ltd, and Nutra Green Biotechnology Co. Ltd.