The world of nutraceuticals is growing and changing as dietary and health trends continue to influence markets in every segment and region of the country. Where the pandemic has put strain on many aspects of consumerism as a whole, the nutraceutical industry has been largely unhindered and, in fact, has flourished in spite of the pandemic. Throughout 2021, trends in broader manufacturing practices as well as consumer interest have positioned vitamins, probiotics and other forms of nutraceuticals at the heart of home health, and for good reason. Manufacturers are equipped with high-quality ingredients that bolster product innovation at a competitive level. Product developers would do well to consider the following trends coming out of 2021 and paving the way for a year of growth.
Potential Growth in Prebiotics and Probiotics
In addition to standard trends in prebiotic and probiotic use among families and health-conscious consumers, food manufacturers have adopted it as a primary ingredient in different food items. Not only does it provide added nourishment to the product, but it also reduces the amount of harmful bacteria that can accumulate within the product packaging. This is expected to increase growth in the popularity of prebiotics and probiotics from both a retail and wholesale standpoint.
Health & Lifestyle Trends in Vitamins
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have consumers largely focused on their health, and keeping immunity and other aspects of the body in peak condition is top of mind for many. This is why vitamin and mineral supplements continue to bring the most significant revenue to the nutraceutical industry. The relationship between diet and health conditions to be researched, with new correlations revealed every week. This is why vitamins are expected to contribute more prominently to the industry in the coming years.
Supporting and Embracing Natural Beauty
There are a variety of beauty products on the market that promise topical cover-ups, rehydration, or any number of other skin, hair, or nail remedies. However, the latest consumer trends are leaning more heavily towards reliance on vitamins and other supplements as a way to promote beauty from within. In this way, nutraceuticals are becoming a popular choice among beauty specialists, and manufacturers are taking care to produce and package products with the intent of supporting and embracing natural beauty.