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Proanthocyanidins Market Size By Source (Grape Seed Extract, Cranberry Extract, Pine Bark Extract), By Type (Type A, Type B), By Application (Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care & Cosmetics, Dietary Supplements, Food & Beverage), Industry Outlook Report, Regional Analysis, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI4436
  • Published Date: Nov 2019
  • Report Format: PDF

Proanthocyanidins Market Size

Proanthocyanidins Market size surpassed USD 7.5 billion globally in 2018 and is estimated to register more than 6.1% CAGR between 2019 and 2026. Growing consumer demand for healthy food products and organic skincare products is likely to accelerate the global industry growth.

Proanthocyanidins Market

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Proanthocyanidins are polyphenols, which occur naturally in various plant food such as chocolate, red wine, apples, and cacao beans. These products are powerful antioxidant agents and display a strong reducing effect on oxidative stress. Proanthocyanidins are polymers composed of epicatechin, catechin, epigallocatechin, and gallocatechin monomers. Proanthocyanidins are also referred to as condensed tannins or procyanidins, which are plant pigments that impart blue, purple or red color to flowers & fruits.

Proanthocyanidins are primarily concentrated on the outer skin of seeds & tree barks to help in plant growth, color, and development of astringent taste to deter herbivores. These substances are majorly extracted from plant tissues by liquid/liquid extraction with the use of polar solvents or mechanical, enzyme, microwave & ultrasound seed treatment. The ease of obtaining proanthocyanidins by liquid/liquid extraction increases with the number of hydroxyl groups present in their molecular structure.

Proanthocyanidins have a beneficial effect on heart health and blood vessels, which should drive procyanidins market growth. They offer high antioxidant activity, which is much greater than that of vitamin C and helps to maintain healthy blood pressure levels. Proanthocyanidins also exhibit antitumor, antiproliferative, and anti-inflammatory activities, which make them ideal for cancer treatment and prevention. Their ability to lower cholesterol levels, prevent ulcer formation, and protect the digestive & urinary systems should increase the procyanidins market demand as pharmaceutical agents.

Europe Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 requires the establishment of a European Medicine Agency to authorize medicinal products such as procyanidins for use in humans. In July 2016, the European Medicines Agency declared that the efficacy of cranberry extract in dealing with urinary tract infections was linked to the pharmacological activity of procyanidin metabolites and other cranberry constituents. The agency stated that procyanidin-free cranberry extracts also exhibit antiadhesive effects on urinary pathogens.

Proanthocyanidins Market Analysis

The procyanidins market is segmented on the basis of source into grape seed, cranberry, and pine bark extracts. Grape seed proanthocyanidins, also referred to as grape seed extract, is produced by removing, drying, and crushing the seeds of red wine grapes. The seeds contain carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and 5% - 8% polyphenols such as procyanidins.

Grape seed segment of the market surpassed USD 2.5 billion in 2018. Grape seed procyanidins offer various nutrients such as vitamins P & E, linoleic acid, and resveratrol, which have antiaging features and should accelerate procyanidins industry growth. The product has excellent cleansing properties and protects skin cells, which increase its suitability as an ingredient of natural facial cleansers. Grape seed extracts protect the skin from UV rays, improve blood circulation, and prevent scar formation, which should boost the proanthocyanidins market demand.

Grape seed extract exerts various beneficial health effects such as protecting nerve cells from damage. It prevents the breakdown of collagen in blood vessels, ensuring their protection, the overall cardiovascular health, and lowering the risk of strokes or heart attacks. It helps lower the severity of nasal allergies by decreasing the production of histamine. Grape seed extracts help treat leg swelling, improve blood circulation, and do not have adverse interactions with medicine or food, which should increase the product demand.

Grape seed extracts promote wound healing and help treat acne, dry skin, spider veins & eczema. The antioxidant nature of this product is 50 times greater than that of vitamin C and 20 times greater than vitamin E, which promotes youthful skin, flexibility, elasticity, and cell health. This product helps reduce swelling caused by injury and prevents the breakdown of skin collagen, which should increase the procyanidins market share.

Global B-Type Proanthocyanidins Market

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The proanthocyanidins industry is bifurcated into type A and type B. B-type procyanidins are products with a higher proportion of B-type linkages in their chemical structure. These products are primarily found in pine bark, grape seed, apples, and cocoa. They contain subunits, such as catechin & epicatechin, linked to one another with a single C4-C8 or C4-C6 bond.

B-type products help improve blood flow and exhibit anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties. Regular product intake enhances leg vein function in individuals affected by varicose veins. It helps improve bone strength & formation in cases of bone debility caused by calcium deficiency. B-type products also offer protection from pathogens, improve night vision, and reduce iron levels in cases of excess iron buildup in the body, which should trigger the procyanidins market growth.

B-type condensed tannins have the ability to expel internal parasites and parasitic worms from the body without any side effects. They protect cells from lipid peroxidation, enhances cell growth, and reduces cholesterol levels, which should trigger procyanidins industry growth. They maintain blood vessel health & capillary strength by preventing atherosclerosis caused by the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins. These products eliminate harmful free radicals and enhance the power of other antioxidants. B-type products offer natural protection from toxic substances, viruses, and cancer, which should boost the global market demand.


Proanthocyanidins Market Share By Food & Beverage Application

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Based on applications, the market is segmented into pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, personal care & cosmetics and food & beverage applications. These products enhance the sensory attributes of food products such as taste, color, and texture. They are regarded as value-added food ingredients and significant consumer preference for high-quality & healthy food products is driving the global industry outlook.

Condensed tannins have various benefits on digestive health, such as reducing infection and inflammation in the gut, which should promote procyanidins industry growth. They have brilliant color, high solubility in water, and form transparent solutions, making them ideal food additives. They help impart various flavors to food products, such as bitterness, astringency, sweetness, sourness, aroma, and color, along with salivary viscosity, driving the overall market share.

The savory nature of condensed tannin has increased its adoption in tea, fruit juices, and beverages. They enhance the shelf life of beverages, such as wine, by improving their foamability, heat, oxidative & microbial stability. These products are widely used as food additives owing to their ability to prevent hyperglycemia caused by the consumption of high-fat and high-carb food products, driving the global market growth.


North America Proanthocyanidins Market Size By Application

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The North America proanthocyanidins market size should register over 6% CAGR up to 2025. These products find widespread usage in the regional pharmaceutical industry owing to their antiangiogenic, antimicrobial, and anticancer properties. Condensed tannins do not have adverse effects on embryological development in pregnant women and reduce the risk of cancer even at high dosage, driving the demand for medication.

Proanthocyanidins minimize the risk of death from cardiovascular disorders as they reduce blood pressure in individuals suffering from hypertension. Condensed tannins play an essential role in the treatment of capillary fragility & chronic venous insufficiency. They also help reduce the intensity of abdominal pain in chronic pancreatitis and retards the progression of diabetic retinopathy or vision loss, making them ideal pharmaceutical agents and should fuel procyanidins market growth.


Proanthocyanidins Market Share

The global proanthocyanidins market share is significantly consolidated and includes various manufacturers such as:

  • NOW Foods
  • Bio-Botanica
  • Xian Yuensun Biological Technology
  • Grap’Sud
  • Advanced Functional Nutrition
  • Polyphenolics
  • Swanson
  • Nexira
  • Indena
  • Activ'Inside
  • Naturex.

Various market leaders are engaged in launching new products to expand their product portfolio and strategic partnerships, fueling procyanidins industry growth.

In September 2018, French nutraceutical ingredient manufacturer Nexira entered into a strategic partnership with California Natural Color, a supplier of natural color crystals & concentrates. This partnership allowed Nexira to develop a completely natural grape seed extract, which is extracted with water rather than chemical solvents. This agreement allows the company to provide unique customer offerings and exploit the growing market for procyanidins in the supplements industry.

The proanthocyanidins market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons & revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

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By Source

  • Grape seed extract
  • Cranberry extract
  • Pine bark extract
  • Others

By Type

  • Type A
  • Type B

By Application

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care & cosmetics
  • Dietary supplements
  • Food & beverage

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Proanthocyanidins are polyphenols, which occur naturally in various plant food such as chocolate, red wine, apples, and cacao beans. These products are powerful antioxidant agents and display a strong reducing effect on oxidative stress.
Rising demand for pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements owing to rise in elderly population, disease prevalence and changing consumer lifestyles will be key driving factors for the growth of the market.
NOW Foods, Bio-Botanica, Xian Yuensun Biological Technology, Grap’Sud, Advanced Functional Nutrition, Polyphenolics, Swanson, Nexira, Indena, Activ'Inside and Naturex are the major players in the global market.

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  • Base Year: 2018
  • Companies covered: 11
  • Tables & Figures: 247
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 150
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