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Growing Research Proves Medicinal Worth of Nutraceutical Products for Diabetes

A new study funded by NASA and conducted by the Hardvard Medical School, promises a new direction for nutraceuticals products in its quest for cure for diabetes. The study published in Frontiers in Physiology, showed that revertratrol promises to help astronauts fight muscle weight loss on Mars under some of the harshest conditions in space. Unchallenged by gravity, astronauts tend to experience extreme weakness in muscles, and bones. The study showed that revertratrol, a compound found in blueberries, and grape skin, known for its anti-diabetic effects, and anti-oxidative, and anti-inflammatory effects promised to significantly reduce muscle weaknesses, and bone loss in rats. According to the researchers, dieting strategies can be key for fighting the challenges for astronauts and conducting long missions to mars in future. Diabetes patients, particularly ones diagnosed with type 1, are at increased risk of fractures due to weaker bone structures. This type of diabetes impacts over 1.5 million people worldwide. The increasing research in nutraceuticals, and their increasing worth to end-patients will likely hold key to growth of the nutraceuticals market in near future.

Nutraceuticals Products: A Growing Alternative to High Costs of Prescription Drugs

Nutraceuticals market is expected to witness robust growth during 2015-2021 period. The market will likely register a notable CAGR of 7.3% growth as chronic diseases like diabetes witness a tremendous rise, and high costs of prescription drugs keep consumers on their toes. Currently, the nutraceuticals market is also driven by growing demand in emerging countries like India, and China wherein expanding access to healthcare, and rising disposable income are expected to drive considerable opportunities in the near future.

Microbial Fermentation Promises to Increase Adoption Worldwide

Nutraceuticals are known for their several important benefits including physiological benefits for diseases like arthritis, osteoporosis, inflammation, depression, and gastrointestinal diseases among others. Moreover, some recent nutraceuticals also promise change in treatment for cancers, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, some the biggest cause for deaths globally. However, the current adoption is limited due to limited extraction of natural flavours from plants. Plants can produce very little or in many cases as little 0.001% flavour compound by weight. This is a major barrier to producing the much-needed, cost-effective, and in some-cases just mentally nourishing nutraceuticals products. However, new techniques of microbial fermentation can promise a high production of flavours with bacteria, fungi, yeast, and algae working relentlessly to convert sugar into target molecules. Their rising promise in increasing cost-effective production, and increased research and development in the area will likely boost adoption for various products in the nutraceuticals market in the near future.

Functional Food Promise Major Uptake for Growth of the Nutraceuticals Market

Functional food are expected to witness major growth in the near future as the foods held a dominant share of growth in the market conventionally, and increasing affinity to flavours continues to boost their adoption. The segment held over 30% market share in 2014. In the last few years, the popular food brands have adopted food products with various labels including fortified foods, probiotics, and products with omega fatty food products for expansion. These 

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