Indigestible Dextrin Market Outlook

Indigestible dextrin is a dietary fiber that is water soluble made by the process of hydrolyzing corn starch with the help of amylase. Indigestible dextrin has a long history of usage in the food and beverage industry, as it is made up of sugar D-glucose and offer sweet taste as an ingredient. Indigestible dextrin is considered as one of the safest ingredients which can be used in various food preparation and also has no limit on consumption per day. All these properties set by FAO/WHO is encouraging manufacturers across the globe to use indigestible dextrin in its respective products. Moreover, the demand for indigestible dextrin is also increased owing to the fact that indigestible dextrin accelerates the absorption of minerals into the body. The increasing demand for indigestible dextrin from the bakery industry is quite significant, owing to properties such as low viscosity, high stability against heat or acid and low sweetness. 

Associated health benefits with Indigestible Dextrin Products

Research on intestinal micro flora and indigestible dextrins has increased due to advancements in technologies which can determine and analyze the human micro biome. Research findings in the field of dietary fibers also shows the potential of health efficacy of indigestible dextrins for metabolic and psychological conditions, along with the effects on gastrointestinal and tract and the immune system. Moreover, complicated urinary and vaginal tract infection is generally associated with a structural or neurological disorder that compromises the urinary tract or host defense. Recurrent urinary tract and vaginal infection is a major health issue in females across the globe, in several countries, conservative societies prevent females from discussing such an infection, and obtaining the required medication is also difficult. Indigestible dextrin incorporated supplements is a modern-day solution to such a critical issue encountered by females. Furthermore, indigestible dextrin manufacturers and marketers are also responding to the needs, and have introduced several indigestible dextrin probiotic supplements targeting females. On the backdrop of these developments, the global market for indigestible dextrin is likely to be bolstered over the forecast period. Due to these advanced results, the development of indigestible dextrins in the new indication areas is increasing, which is expected to contribute to continued growth in the longer term, as the market grows wider and larger.

Global Indigestible Dextrin: Market Segmentation

On the basis of form, the global indigestible dextrin market has been segmented as –

  • Dry Indigestible Dextrin
  • Liquid Indigestible Dextrin

On the basis of packaging type, the global indigestible dextrin market has been segmented as –

  • Bottles
  • Jars & Containers
  • Sachets
  • Others

On the basis of end use, the global indigestible dextrin market has been segmented as –

  • Dietary Supplement
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & Beverage

Global Indigestible Dextrin Market: Key Players

Some of the major manufacturers and suppliers operating in the global indigestible dextrin market are: Japan Functional Food Research Association, Matsutani Chemical industry Co,. Ltd., Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Natural health, Inc., and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation among other indigestible dextrin. Although, there are only handful of companies operating in indigestible dextrin market, but growing interest from the beverage manufacturer, is expected to trigger the inclination of other manufacturers for entering in the indigestible dextrin market space.

Opportunities for Market Participants for Indigestible Dextrin

Companies across the globe, nowadays are seeking for opportunity to grow in the indigestible dextrin market and new product development with specific consumer requirement is the new trend followed by these companies. For instance, Coca-Cola Japan recently launched Coca-Cola Plus, a Food of Specified Health Use drink incorporated with five grams of indigestible dextrin in order to enhance its consumer base and enhance its market share in the growing segment of the country’s competitive beverage market. Likewise, other companies operating in the indigestible dextrin market could also focus on new product development, in order to leverage the opportunity for market growth. 

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