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27.10.2020

“Nutraceutical” is on everyone’s lips, but what are nutraceuticals?

The word “nutraceutical” is an artificial word – combining “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical”. In general the term nutraceutical is used to describe these medicinally or nutritionally functional foods. These product group includes medical foods, designer foods, phytochemicals, functional foods and nutritional supplements. The term “nutraceutical” was coined in 1989 by Stephen De Felice, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Innovation in Medicine, an American organization which encourages medical health research.

Is this a niche market?

The nutraceuticals market is undoubtedly very large and growing. The positive attitude of the consumers towards functional foods is fueling the market growth. The global nutraceutical market size was valued at USD 382.51 billion in 2019 and is expected to expand with a CAGR of 8,3% to reach USD 722.49 billion by 2027.

Who uses nutraceuticals?

Increased customer awareness and growing health consciousness has led to an enormous increase in the nutraceuticals market in recent years. Growing geriatric population, increasing healthcare costs, changing lifestyles, food innovations, and expectations regarding their higher prices have aided the overall growth of the nutraceuticals industry. It has been reported that nine out of ten adults consume 55% minerals and over 50% vitamins in their daily diets.

What do you use it for?

These products provide medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. Nutraceuticals may be used to improve health, delay the aging process, prevent chronic diseases, increase life expectancy, or support the structure or function of the body. With a higher proportion of vitamins and other nutrients, the products boost our immune system and keep us fit.

Nutraceuticals support health – our glass packaging protects your products.

Glass protects consumer health more than any other packaging material does. It preserves vitamins and other nutrients by acting as a natural barrier. When thinking about our health, we must be aware that there are other packaging materials that can interact with the contents. Glass is the best packaging material when it comes to inherence, because no substances can ever migrate into the product.

By choosing glass as packaging material for nutraceuticals, you are on the safe side not only regarding your health and food safety, but also in relation to the environment. Due to its natural composition and complete recyclability, glass is an environmentally friendly packaging material.

Here you can find more information on the nutraceutical market: The development of the nutraceutical market & innovative primary glass packaging.

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