Published Date : Mar 15, 2016
Antioxidants are naturally occurring or man-made chemicals that slowdown the cell damage. Antioxidants present in food items or when added to food items increase the shelf life of food products as they prevent oxidation, which is seen in the form of color changes and fat rancidity. Besides food, antioxidants are being extensively used in cosmetics and in animal feed additives.
Synthetic Antioxidants Surpass Natural Antioxidants Segment
According to research analysts, the global antioxidants market is expected to witness a good growth rate in the coming years. The synthetic antioxidants held a dominating share in the overall antioxidants market in 2013. This segment surpassed the share of natural antioxidants segment due to low production costs and easy availability in the market from the consumption point of view.
Despite High Costs Natural Antioxidants to Grow at Steady Pace
Report suggests that though natural antioxidants are expensive, segment will show a moderate growth rate as more and more consumers are opting for natural ingredients. Furthermore, the demand for nutritional and wellness products rich with natural antioxidants is also expected to drive the natural antioxidants segment in the coming years.
Rise in Demand for Anti-aging Products to Drive Global Antioxidants Market
The growth of global antioxidants market will also be due to rising demand for anti-aging products. The presence of antioxidants promises reversal of aging signs and skin rejuvenation. Owing to these reasons, the global antioxidants market is expected to receive a serious boost.
The types of antioxidants available in the global antioxidants market are natural and synthetic antioxidants. The natural antioxidants are Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and rosemary extracts. The types of synthetic antioxidants are butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), and others. Geographically, the global antioxidants market is spread over regions such as Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World