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Sports Nutrition Ingredients Market Size By Product (Probiotics, Prebiotics, Vitamins, Amino acids, Carotenoids, Phytochemicals & plant extracts, Protein, EPA/DHA, Minerals, Fiber & carbohydrates, and Others), By Application (Dietary Supplements, Energy & Nutrition Bars, Protein-based drinks, and Sports drinks), By Form (Dry form and Liquid form), By End-Use (Athletes and Body Builders), Age Group (Gen Z, Millennial (1985-2000), Gen X, Baby Boomers (1946- 1964)), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2030

  • Report ID: GMI5328
  • Published Date: Aug 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Sports Nutrition Ingredients Market size was worth more than USD 3 billion in 2021. The industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% through 2030. Increasing consumer knowledge about health supplements will augment the global industry share.

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The demand for sports nutrition ingredients is rising as the global population is becoming more inclined toward leading healthier lifestyles. Proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, amino acids, and minerals are identified to be vital functional food ingredients necessary for good health. The importance of sports nutrition ingredients to promote skeletal protein muscle synthesis will propel the market growth. Increasing number of research and development programs to come up with novel formulations to satisfy consumer demand will further transform the sports nutrition ingredients industry outlook.

Changing lifestyles and product improvements are driving the demand for nutritional food products

Growing consumer concern about healthy diet consumption has increased the demand for dietary supplements, impacting sports nutrition ingredients market statistics. According to the World health Organization (WHO), obesity has emerged as a significant issue in China; in 2019, over 6% of the total Chinese population were obese. Among these, more than 45% of males and over 35% of the females were identified as overweight. The rising need for nutrient-rich food items to combat health issues such as obesity is a key factor that has bolstered the market revenue.

Presence of strict administrative norms may pose a market restraint

Lack of consumer awareness about the health benefits of these products due to the presence of a stringent regulatory landscape will pose a major barrier for the growth of sports nutrition ingredients market. The high fatty acid content in omega 3 nutraceuticals such as EPA, DHA and ALA are claimed to be beneficial for maintaining heart health, eyesight and brain development, and overall well-being. However, the FDA restrictions in the U.S. pertaining to Food Labeling Content Claims restrict the mention of certain nutritional claims for food products stating that they do not adhere to the FD&C Act. Given how crucial product labels and claims are for educating consumers and attracting their attention, the imposition of such regulations may act as a major restraining factor for the industry growth.

Probiotics are expected to depict high demand

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Increasing awareness on the significance of probiotics and shifting consumer buying habits will impact the probiotics industry share. The sports nutrition ingredients market size from probiotics segment is projected to expand at a 6% CAGR through the forecast period to reach nearly 225 kilo tons by 2030. As more consumers turn to functional foods and beverages to aid their digestive health, product manufacturers will have huge growth opportunities to develop probiotic-fortified products that go beyond conventional applications, such as yoghurt and supplements and to diversify their product range to offer improved nutritional value.

Preference for sports nutritional ingredients in dry form is rising

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The sports nutrition ingredients market is segmented into dry and liquid as per form. These ingredients, in the dry form, are usually sold as granules and powder, mostly produced using the spray drying method. The substances utilized in the dry form for manufacturing include amino acids, vitamins, proteins, probiotics, and prebiotics. People often prefer dry form of supplements due to their convenient use and longer shelf life. In terms of volume, industry size from dry form will witness over 5% CAGR through 2030.

Rising health consciousness among the Gen-Z population

When it comes to nutrition, GenZ is more inclined toward nutritional supplements than the other age groups. The buying habits and the shifting consumer attitudes among the Generation-Z population are creating an impact on the global demand for probiotics and other health products. Increasing awareness pertaining to good health and rising inclination of developers to manufacture healthy, innovative product formulations will propel the industry share from the GenZ segment, slated to grow at a CAGR of over 7% through 2030.

Increased intake of dietary supplements is expected to boost the industry trends

In terms of application, the market is divided into dietary supplements, energy & nutrition bars, protein-based drinks, and sports drinks. Consumption of high-quality dietary supplements is increasing as a result of stressed and demanding lifestyles. The sports nutrition ingredients market from dietary supplements is anticipated to grow at over 5.5% CAGR to reach more 305 kilo tons by 2030. These supplements contribute to overall well-being and lower the likelihood of developing health issues. Dietary supplements are available in the form of pills, capsules, gummies, bars, and powders and can be purchased without any prescription. The rising demand for sports supplements among athletes and consumers who use them for recreation will push the segment expansion.

Growing demand for bodybuilding supplements to augment the market share

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Sports nutrition ingredients industry share from body builders segment will depict an increase due to the growing trend toward leaner bodies and the rise in personal training services offered globally. Bodybuilding supplement ingredients supposedly help increase lean muscle mass, body weight, athletic performance, and body fat percentage in order to achieve desired muscular definition. The market size from the body builders segment is projected to increase at a 7% CAGR to reach over 1,900 kilo tons by 2030. Some of the most popular bodybuilding supplement products include high-protein drinks, pre-workout supplements, and branched-chain amino acids.

North America to emerge as a vital market for nutritional food items

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Regionally, the sports nutrition ingredients market in North America will gain ground during the next few years. The highly established nutraceutical sector, new product launches, and the rising consumption of dietary supplements are key factors driving the market statistics. The regional industry size is expected to depict over 5% CAGR in terms of volume owing to the rising prevalence of micronutrient insufficiency caused by poor diet.

Strategic partnerships and product launches to define the competitive landscape of the market

The competitive landscape of the sports nutrition ingredients market includes leading companies such as BI Nutraceuticals (Martin Bauer), Aurobindo Pharma, Innophos, AVT Natural Products Ltd, Dupont Nutrition & Biosciences, Prinova Group, LLC, ADM, DSM NV, Cargill. The manufacturers are strategically collaborating to launch food products as per rising consumer demands to create a strong presence in the market. For instance, Ingredient House, LLC, a provider of ingredients to the international food and beverage sector was acquired by Prinova Group, LLC in September 2021. The objective of the strategic acquisition was to expand the company's global distribution presence.

Impact of Covid-19 on Sports nutrition ingredients market outlook

Manufacturers are working to secure and preserve their supply chains ever since the onset and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic that caused disruptions in the product demand and supply. Many companies also signed supply chain partnerships with dealers and distributors to successfully guarantee the delivery of their products throughout all regions. The level of industry competition is anticipated to increase through the projection period as firms deploy a range of strategies to gain a competitive edge and boost their profit margins.

By Product

  • Probiotics
  • Prebiotics
  • Vitamins
  • Amino acids
  • Carotenoids
  • Phytochemicals & plant extracts
  • Protein
  • Minerals
  • Fiber & carbohydrates
  • Others

By Application

  • Dietary Supplements
  • Energy & Nutrition Bars
  • Protein-based drinks
  • Sports drinks

By Form

  • Dry form
  • Liquid form

By End-Use

  • Athletes
  • Body Builders

By Age Group

  • Gen Z
  • Millennial (1985-2000)
  • Gen X
  • baby Boomers (1946- 1964)

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

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


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

the global sports nutrition ingredients industry size was valued at over USD 3 billion in 2021 and is likely to strike a CAGR of over 7% between 2022 and 2030 owing to the rising health consciousness globally.
The market size from dietary supplements is expected to record a CAGR of over 5% CAGR to reach 305 kilo tons by 2030.
The Asia Pacific Sports Nutrition Ingredients industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 5.5% in terms of volume, through 2030, fueled by rising economic improvements in countries such as China and India.
Leading companies in the global sports nutrition ingredients industry are BASF SE, ADM, Ingredion, DSM NV, Cargill, Tate & Lyle, BI Nutraceuticals (Martin Bauer), Aurobindo Pharma, Innophos, AVT Natural Products Ltd, Dupont Nutrition & Biosciences, Prinova Group, LLC.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 11
  • Tables & Figures: 1426
  • Countries covered: 24
  • Pages: 1100
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