Published Date : Apr 12, 2016
An antioxidant refers to a molecule that prevents the oxidation of other molecules. The oxidation process is a chemical reaction, which can produce free radicals, resulting in a chain reaction which may damage the cells in the human body. Here, the antioxidants help in terminating the chain reaction that is created by the oxidation process. Natural antioxidants are commonly obtained from fresh food. The natural antioxidants have the capabilities to remove or get rid of toxins and harmful substance from the body. The natural antioxidants are stable and chemically free radicals in their specific way and thus do not give away electrons.
The global market for natural antioxidants can be divided on the basis of application into:
The growing concern over the safety of food, growing demand for natural ingredients, and increasing awareness about the benefits of consuming antioxidants are some of the major factors that are expected to boost the demand for natural antioxidants in the next few years. On the other hand, the surging prices of the natural antioxidants are considered as one of the major factors hampering the growth of the market in the next few years. The rising prices of these natural antioxidants can be attributed to the increasing expenditure on research and development activities by several players operating in the market. Nevertheless, the natural antioxidants market is projected to have several opportunities in the near future and it is expected that the natural antioxidants may replace the synthetic products available in the market which causes health issues.
The global market for natural antioxidants is considered as a potential market, owing to which numerous players are attracted towards the market. In the next few years, several new players are expected to participate in the global market. They are expected to spend a huge amount on research and development activities and broaden their product portfolio in order to create a position for themselves. Some of the major players operating in the global market for natural antioxidants are Danisco A/s, HR. Hansen, Novozymes A/s, Basf Se, Adisseo France S.a.s, AB Vista, and DSM.