Fall 2009 Nutraceutical Manufacturing Trends
The dog days of summer are behind us and Fall commences with back-to-school specials and commemorative activities which mark the harvest festivals across the country. In tune with health concerns that come along with changing weather, NutraScience Labs examines the top nutraceutical manufacturing trends for the Fall of 2009.
With temperatures dropping and the recession still looming, more people will seek out nutraceutical immune health supplements. New research and more public awareness are stimulating the industry to greater heights. What’s more – health supplements have empowered individuals to take personal health care into their own hands. Consumers are now eager and able to seek their own preferred choice or combination of choices, of dietary supplements. Today, the nutraceutical industry is happily driving the proactive health movement.
Top Nutraceutical Manufacturing Trends For The Fall
In terms of the top nutraceutical manufacturing trends for the Fall, our research has indicated that the following products will be in high demand amongst consumers:
Immune Health – This will be one of the top concerns this fall. It is no secret that the people who are most healthy are those who have greater immunity. Carefully formulated products that support the immune system could hit the niche spot for consumers.
As kids head back to school, they will need more resistance. Making health a priority at home has become a growing trend. Along with good eating habits, more parents are incorporating health supplements in their children’s diet regimen. The back-to-school months will heighten parents’ desires to protect their children’s health and maximize the use of health supplements. Attractive delivery forms and packaging with scientifically supported ingredients and products that offer more health value for the money are some of the key driving factors.
What are some of the immune -supportingingredients in health supplements consumers will be looking for? Antioxidants are always a big hit. Superfruits such as Acai, pomegranate, or the Maqui will continue to be popular throughout the Fall months. Ranking high on the list are herbs such as Astragalus, Reishi, called the, “mushroom of immortality”, berberine, Siberian Ginseng and Schisandra. Echinacea has been well-researched immune-supporting properties. Maitake (dancing mushroom) is also well-known for helping the immune system. Other immune supporting herbs include African Potato extract, Buchu, Peppermint, Goldenrod, European Mistletoe, Hawthorn, Olive leaf extract, Propolis, Spirulina and nutrients such as omega 3s, L-Glutamine and Vitamin C. The more scientific support these ingredients have, the more likely they are to gain public approval and confidence. These are often combined with other ingredients for a broad spectrum supplement, or formulated to target specific health concerns.
Get Ready for a Fall Line-Up for Protective Health
Changes in season can also cause people to eat more or sleep more as temperatures drop! This will give rise to a greater demand in digestive health supplements. Prebiotics and probiotics, herbal colon supplements and supplements that help tone the digestive system and support immunity are popular this time of the year. Ingredients like turmeric, ginger, fennel, aloe, peppermint, papaya extract, dill, senna, chamomile, acidophulus, and psyllium husks are some herbs that specifically target digestive and colonic health.
Mood health is still common as people bear with uncertainties during this economic crunch. For some, the blues are a seasonal concern which strikes when autumn leaves begin to fall and signify the onset of winter. More people are turning to natural supplements to cope. It is not uncommon for doctors, too, to recommend natural and herbal supplements.
Heart health, weight management and regulating glucose levels are perennially hot health topics. Products like noni juice, omega 3 fatty acids (fish oils), resveratrol, green tea, and healthy glucose herbal aids will continue to prosper.
Baby-boomers have been a profitable market segment for the nutraceutical industry. With age and health awareness rising, the top concerns for baby-boomers are healthy-aging products, joint health, and brain supporting herbs. Well-researched products with an innovative advertising slant and attractive Fall packaging will give any supplement manufacturer the upper hand over the competition.
Capitalize On The Latest Nutraceutical Manufacturing Trends Today!
Consumer awareness of nutraceutical benefits, attractive packaging, and availability of the right health supplements this Fall will be key aspects that place nutraceutical manufacturing in a financially viable position this Fall. If you are seeking supplement options in nutraceutical manufacturing this Fall, why not talk to one of our Production Specialists today?