Mannose (D-mannose) Market – Global Industry Analysis, Forecast 2016 – 2024
Mannose is a form of naturally occurring simple sugar which is found in many fruits and human body. Mannose is also termed as D-mannose. Most of the mannose produced in human body is flushed out in urine and an insubstantial amount remains in the human body, which does not impact blood sugar regulation. Recently several studies have found usage of mannose for human body as it is related to glucose, but does not impact the body like sugar. It is also helpful in fighting urinary tract infections and reduce the chances of infection to re-occur. Due to these properties it is majorly used in pharmaceuticals, beverages, food products, dairy and confectionery. Mannose is naturally occurring but not found free forms in foods, but it is a part of polysaccharide chains attached to a variety of proteins, due to which mannose is getting substantial traction with increasing food and health supplement demands. D-mannose is very useful for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI) caused by E.Coli.
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Natural sources of mannose includes fruits & vegetables, herbs and others. Fruits can be further sub-segmented as red currants, cranberries, black currants, peaches & gooseberries, Vegetables like green beans, cabbage, broccoli, eggplant, & capsicum, Plant herbs and spices such brich/beech wood, aloe-vera and cayenne pepper.
Mannose Market Segmentation:
Mannose market can be segmented on the basis of sources, grade processing, applications and regions. Mannose market on the basis of sources can be segmented into fruits, vegetables, plant herbs and spices, and beans and legumes sources. Fruits are considered to be highest source of mannose hence are most preferred sources.
Mannose market can also be segmented on the basis of grades such as pharma grade and food grade. Currently pharma grade segment covers the maximum market share.
Mannose market can also be segmented on the basis of level of processing mannose content differs in the sources. It can be segmented into natural & organic processed and artificially processed. The natural and organically processed sources will have high level of mannose as compared to artificially processed sources. The natural and organically processed sources segment is expected to hold major market share in near future.
Mannose market can also be segmented on the basis of application, includes pharmaceuticals products, food & beverages, cosmetics & personal care products. Highest demand of mannose comes from pharmaceuticals industry, followed by food products and beverages.
Geographically Mannose market can be segmented by regions under North America, Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Japan and Middle East and Africa. The major market which leads the production and consumption of mannose are Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. China is the dominant country in Asia-pacific market in terms of production. The regions like North America and European countries shows increasing demand for mannose, with increasing preference for natural food and beverages products.
Mannose Market Drivers:
Mannose market is driven by the increasing preference for clean and healthy food and beverages. As mannose is a naturally occurring sugar, it has several uses by the body like boosting the body’s immune system and increasing ability to fight infections. It is also used as additional supplement to keep kidney and bladder healthy. Another driver which is resulting in high demand for mannose is the increase demand for health supplements in the developed and well as developing countries.
The market is expected to grow at a steady pace in the forecast period, leaded by higher growth in developed economies, followed by growth in countries like China, India, Japan, Australia, and the Latin American countries. Increasing health consciousness clubbed with inclination towards natural remedies is also expected to positively impact the growth of mannose market.
Due to its application in food, beverages and confectionery the demand of mannose will be growing due to growth in food and beverage and health supplement industry. The only restraint is that the usage of mannose is not prescribed by the health specialist very often as body produces mannose.
Mannose Market Key Players:
Mannose market is widely spread and has major players producing mannose and also small regional players. Major companies which dominates the market are Dupont Danisco, C.E. Roeper GmbH, Hebei Huaxu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., DM Pharma, Beckmann-Kenko GmbH, Aecochem Corp, Hisunny Chemical and Orochem Technologies Inc.