Amino acids innovation

Dec 2020
INNOVA MARKET INSIGHTS COMMENTARY
The use of amino acids in food & beverage launches has increased globally, featuring a +13% year-over-year growth when comparing 2019 and 2018 launches. In 2019, the top category of global product launches tracked with amino acids was Sports Nutrition (21%), with glutamine, taurine and leucine... More rightarrow
TOP 3 SUB-CATEGORIES
  1. Sports Powders
  2. Baby Formula/Milk
  3. Meat Snacks
INGREDIENTS ANALYZED
Food & beverage launches only;
Glutamine
KEY TAKEOUTS
GROWTH/DECLINE IN TRACKED PRODUCT LAUNCHES
+13% (2019 vs 2018)

TOP COMPANY
Prozis

TOP CATEGORY
Sports Nutrition

TOP INGREDIENTS
Glutamine

REGION ANALYZED
Global

DATE ANALYZED
2019 vs 2018

Source: Innova Market Insights

Previous Ingredient Analysis on NutritionInsight.com

The use of “recover”/“recovery” claims in Sports Nutrition launches has increased globally, featuring a +30% year-over-year growth when comparing 2019 and 2018 launches. In 2019, the top subcategory of Sports Nutrition launches tracked with a “recover”/“recovery” claim was Sports Powders (73%), with sucralose being the leading ingredient among the Sports Nutrition products tracked with a “recover”/“recovery” claim. The top health positionings of Sports Nutrition launches including “recover”/“recovery” in 2019 were High/Source of Protein (23%), Enerygy/Alertness (17%) and Gluten-Free (14%).
The use of probiotics in food & beverage launches has increased globally, featuring a +13% year-over-year growth when comparing 2019 and 2018 launches. In 2019, the top category of global product launches tracked with probiotics was Dairy & Dairy Alternatives (44%), with Lactobacillus acidophilus, Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus being the leading probiotic ingredients among the products with probiotics tracked. The top health positionings of global product launches tracked with Probiotics in 2019 were Digestive/Gut Health (39%), Probiotic (25%) and High/Source of Protein (21%).
The use of pulses and pulse products (excluding soya) in food & beverage launches has increased globally, featuring a +9% year-over-year growth when comparing 2019 and 2018 launches. In 2019, the top categories of global product launches tracked with pulses and pulse products were Ready Meals & Side Dishes (17%), Fruit & Vegetables (12%), Bakery (10%) and Snacks (10%), with peas being the leading ingredient among the pulses and pulse products tracked. The top health positionings of global product launches tracked with pulses and pulse products in 2019 were Gluten-Free (23%), No Additives/Preservatives (21%) and High/Source of protein (21%).
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