Digestive Health Supplements Manufacturing Trends
According to SPINS, an Illinois-based market research company, the digestive health supplements industry is worth nearly $255 million and has grown approximately 16 percent over the past year, thus making it one of the fastest growing segments in the health supplement manufacturing industry.
To date, there are over 200 digestive health supplements on the market and there’s no sign of this slowing down. Sales of these products are expected to rise as more well-researched digestive health supplements that promote efficacy and safety enter the market.
Who Is In Need Of Digestive Health Supplements?
According to statistics from the National Institute of Health (NIH), 60 to 70 million people in America suffer from some type of digestive disorder. Ailments include constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, stomach ulcers and sluggish liver functions. About 20 percent of the population suffers from reflux symptoms on a weekly basis, indicating a compromised digestive system.
Researchers have linked poor digestive health with inexplicable weight gain, poor immunity and metabolism syndrome which could lead to more chronic impacts on health. Poor digestion is also linked with low energy, abdominal bloating, headaches, joint pains, poor skin health and other common maladies. As a result, these people are turning to over the counter digestive health supplements to help provide aid for their miscellaneous digestive health issues.
What Digestive Health Supplements Should You Consider Manufacturing?
A quality GMP certified manufacturer with advanced lab facilities can help you formulate a digestive health supplement that meets the needs of your target audience. Or, you could use a pre-stocked private label formula to begin immediate production. Whatever your option, here are some products you may want to consider manufacturing:
Digestive Enzymes – Specific enzymes break down specific food groups into smaller nutrients that the body can absorb and utilize for its functional purposes. Enzymes are manufactured by the body or are obtained through the foods we eat. Nutrition experts believe that the body’s ability to manufacture enzymes is compromised these days and Americans may not get the enzymes they need because of poor diets. Popular enzymes include:
- Peptides for digestion of proteins
- Amylase for digestion of carbohydrates
- Lipase for digestion of fat
Probiotics and Prebiotics Supplements – Americans are finally accepting the idea of ingesting friendly bacteria to benefit their digestive health. According to the Nutrition Business Journal (October 2008), the sale of probiotics supplements grew 21 percent in 2007, and is still a popular supplement choice. Research now reveals that specific strains of probiotics can help assist one’s body in regulating digestive disorders. For example, evidence from NBJ shows the combination of probiotics with prebiotics could help assist your body in regulating normal cholesterol and glucose levels. Fiber is also used in weight management and eases constipation.
Liver Supplements – The liver is the main organ for detoxification. Often neglected, it is an important organ in digestive health. Supplements that can support liver functions include milk thistle and dandelion root extract. Artichoke powder and several other herbs have been traditionally used to promote liver functions and are considered safe to use.
Herbal Colon Cleansers – Herbal colon cleansers are widely accepted to support healthy regularity. A comprehensive colon cleanse formula can enhance digestive health, gently cleanse the colon and detoxify the system. A blend of traditional and well-researched ingredients include senna, aloe vera, milk thistle, ginger root, fennel seeds, peppermint and many more.
Multi-Vitamins and Minerals – Innovative supplements for digestive health meet unique consumer needs, such as a daily multi-vitamin. They can be manufactured as stand-alone multi-vitamin supplements or included in digestive health kits.
Manufacture Digestive Health Supplements with Nutricap Labs
Digestive health is a relatively broad health category and therefore, the expertise of a knowledgeable supplement manufacturer, like Nutricap Labs, can help you create a product line of digestive health supplements.
In addition to helping you create a customized formula, our in-house creative team can also work with you to design eye-catching labels and packages to help your product stand out from the competition. We can also help you create inserts and pamphlets so you can educate your customers about your products.
For more information or to request a free quote, call (800) 494-6154 to speak with one of our product advisors or complete our online quote request form to receive a quote back from us in 48 hours or less!