Persistence Market Research is released upcoming report on title "Betaine Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2014 - 2020".
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/23/2015 -- Betaine, a form of pro-vitamin nutrient, can be prepared synthetically or from sugar beet molasses. It is extensively used in nutritional and dietary supplements and in energy and sports drinks to enhance metabolic functions and improve power, strength, and muscle endurance. Betaine is also used in products such as soap, detergents, and cosmetics. It is used as an anti-wrinkling agent in cosmetics and mild surfactant in detergents, soaps, and shampoos to help prevent skin and eye irritation.
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On the basis of type, the betaine market is segmented into natural and synthetic products. The market is further classified on the basis of application such as food and beverages, feed, and industrial (detergents, cosmetics, reagents, and ice-driers).
Rising demand for betaine in the feed and food and beverages industries is fuelling the growth of the betaine market. The growing use of natural betaine in various other food products such as cereal-based products and confectioneries are expected to further boost the betaine market. Addition of betaine in feed improves the metabolic functions and lowers the impact of heat stress in animals. Key manufacturers such as BASF SE and American Crystal Sugar Company are making major investments in R&D activities related to the betaine market. This is to introduce several other forms of betaine in the market that can be used in the feed, food, and industrial sectors.
However, excessive use of betaine in personal care products can cause allergic reactions. This can hinder the growth of the betaine market. Moreover, adverse effects on human health and heat stress in animals are some of the side effects caused by excess consumption of betaine. Also, increasing raw materials prices is restraining the growth of the betaine market.
North America is the leading market for Butaine. However, the betaine market in Asia Pacific is likely to experience the highest growth during the forecasted period owing to rising demand for health drinks and dietary supplements in countries such as India and China in the region. Furthermore, the animal husbandry industry is expanding in the developing countries of Asia Pacific, leading to higher consumption of feed. This, in turn, has boosted demand for betaine. In Europe, various food regulatory bodies such as Novel Food Regulation and FEEDAP have supported the use of betaine in food and feed industry. Therefore, the growing application of betaine in the food and beverage industry is expected to drive the demand for butaine in Europe in the near future. The demand for betaine is also growing in the Rest of the World as the betaine market in countries such as Brazil and Argentina is growing at a fast rate.
Some of the major companies operating in the betaine market are American Crystal Sugar Company, Associated British Foods plc, AMINO GmbH, BASF SE, E.I. du Pont De Nemours and Company, Nutreco N.V., KAO Corporation, Solvay S.A., Weifang Sunwin Chemicals Co. Ltd., and Stepan Company.
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