Increasing Demand for Dietary and Pharmaceutical Supplements Drives Global Market for Amino Acids, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (amazon) (shopzilla)

San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 03, 2012

Follow us on LinkedIn Amino Acids also known as building blocks of the human body are organic molecules, constituting the fundamental components of proteins. Over the last few years amino acids have gained widespread popularity as nutritional supplements for humans. Health foods and dietary supplement products are becoming the norm amongst a wide section of the worldwide population. Growing popularity of health foods is expected to add in a big way to the rising demand for amino acids. Increasing significance of active and healthier lifestyles is also driving the demand for amino acids from the preventive pharmaceuticals sector. As medical providers emphasize on nutrition, demand for amino acids would substantially rise. Increasing importance of artificial sweeteners, particularly from the weight-conscious populace, is expected to add to the rising demand for amino acids. Another emerging application area of amino acids is the cosmetics and sweeteners market. The increased usage of amino acids in formulations for anti-aging products, and moisturizers has opened up new opportunities for manufacturers.

Global amino acids market is growing steadily with rising demand for amino acid enriched dietary supplements. One of the strongest areas of growth is sports nutrition followed by functional foods and food formulations. Synthesis applications, involving the production of fine chemicals from amino acids, are also rising steadily. Amino acids are gaining widespread popularity as ingredients in anti-aging and moisturizing product formulations, in the cosmetics market. Aging world population is driving the demand for amino acids for use in dietary and pharmaceutical supplements. Consumers drive to look young and maintain healthy lifestyle is propelling marketers to launch amino acid supplements such as anti-aging cosmeceuticals, and dietary supplements. Marketers are also focusing on the launch of artificial sweeteners for weight and appearance conscious people. On par with the trend, L-tryptophan, an amino acid type, is increasingly used in making liquid protein weight-loss products.

Amongst all the amino acids, Lysine is expected to emerge as the fastest growing segment in the world market, due to its increased utilization in poultry and swine diets. Phenylalanine, glutamic acid, threonine, and tryptophan are the other major amino acids that are widely being used in various commercial end-use applications. Glutamic Acid also known as glutamate, represents the largest segment in the amino acids market. Found in several food ingredients, Glutamic acid is involved in providing humans with the sense of taste, particularly in combination with salt. Therefore, MSG, the sodium salt of glutamic acid, is extensively used for improving the flavor of food products.

Asia-Pacific, backed by strong support from developing markets of China and India ranks as the global leader, both in terms of sheer size as well as growth potential, as stated by the recent market research report on Amino Acids. The region is stated to be the largest producer as well as consumer of amino acids worldwide, with extensive use of monosodium gluatamate (MSG) being the key contributor to the overall impressive growth in the region. Asia-Pacific is slated to advance over the years at a vibrant compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% through 2017. Heightened demand from Chinese animal feeds market is a major catalyst contributing significantly to the dominance of Asia in the global market.

Major players profiled in the report include Ajinomoto Group, Archer Daniels Midland Company, CJ Cheil Jedang, Daesang Corporation, Evonik, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group, Novus International Inc., Royal DSM N.V., Sekisui Medical Co. Ltd., and Toronto Research Chemicals Inc. Ajinomoto ranks among the leading manufacturers of amino acids through the fermentation process. The company accounted for substantial shares in the total global feed-grade lysine and monosodium glutamate (MSG) markets.

The research report titled Amino Acids: A Global Strategic Business Report announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive market overview, impact of recession, current market trends, key growth drivers, recent industry activity, and profiles of major/niche global market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for amino acids market for the years 2009 through 2017 for the following geographic markets US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. The study also provides historic data for an insight into market evolution over the period 2003 through 2008.

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    Health Food Emporium Says: Omega 3 Fatty Acids Are Among the Top Nutrients to Keep You Healthy (amazon) (shopzilla)

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    Too many people see a drug on TV or go to their doctor for routine care and come away with a prescription for something that they may or may not need. A recent study showed that the average American aged 19 to 64 now takes nearly 12 prescription drugs! We need to learn to just say, No. Im sorry, but I am not going to take that drug without investigating the side effects and evaluating for myself if that is what I want to do. The first step toward taking charge of your health is to eat right and exercise. Then you need to optimize the nutrients that have been proven to help keep you healthy, says Ms Bowman.

    According to a recent study by Britain’s Institute of Human Nutrition and School of Medicine, Omega 3 fatty acids from fatty fish increase the activity of phagocytes, which are cells that fight the flu by eating up bacteria. Omega 3 fish oils also contain selenium and vitamin D, which also help to protect us from viruses. Other research shows that Omega 3s increase airflow and protect your lungs from respiratory infections.

    What else helps to combat colds and flus? Ms Bowman says, There are many old favorites and some that are just being investigated. It is very important to do everything we can to keep our immune systems up. That includes helping ourselves to avoid the flu, but it also means lowering our overall inflammation levels, and our cardiovascular and cancer risks. It is up to each of us to do what we can to stay healthy, because this earth is not a generally healthy place to live with; increased environmental toxins, lower nutrition in our processed foods, and radically higher overall stress levels!

    Yogurt or Kefir: In an article by Pure Matters, an online magazine, Shift workers who consumed a drink containing Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic that appears to stimulate infection-fighting white blood cells, were 33 percent less likely to take sick days than those who took a placebo, according to an 80-day Swedish study published in Environmental Health.

    Zinc: According to Rodale Press in a recent article, 30 mg taken at the very start of a cold will shorten it by about half a day, says David L. Katz, MD, MPH, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center.

    Black Tea: According to a Harvard Study, Drinking five cups a day for two weeks can turn your immune system’s T cells into “Hulk cells” that produce 10 times more interferon, a protein that battles cold and flu infections.

    Mushrooms: According to Paul Stamets from Fungi Perfecti, The immune system is activated multifactorially by many components in mushrooms. Beta-glucans are just one. Other constituents include but are not limited to alpha-glucans, ergothioneines, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory sterols, lipids, glycosides, and mycoflavonoidsmany of which work synergistically to optimize health.

    Garlic: According to Dr Mercola, Garlic is a potent antimicrobial that kills bacteria, viruses and fungi. Ideally this should be in fresh form, eaten raw and crushed with a spoon just before eating.

    Vitamin D: Scientists have proposed that low levels of vitamin D may predispose individuals to succumbing to potentially dangerous respiratory infections.

    Astragalus: This Chinese root is shown to stimulate the white blood cells that fight infection, says Prevention advisor Andrew Weil, MD. A study published in 2007 found that astragalus appears to boost immunity in mice. And a pilot study suggests that the herb may have similar effects in people.

    Other things to remember: Wash your hands frequently. Eat as many organic foods as you can. You should include grass-fed organic milk, and organic eggs and locally grown organic fruits and vegetables. Use coconut oil when you are cooking. Drink plenty of fresh, pure non-chlorinated water. And, when you feel a cold coming on, eat plenty of fresh, home made chicken soup. Yes, it really does work! Chicken contains a natural amino acid called cysteine, which can thin the mucus in your lungs and make it less sticky so you can expel it more easily. (But home made is way better than canned!)

    Gail Bowman has owned and operated Health Food Emporium, an online health food store that ships world wide, for 10 years. Health Food Emporium specializes in whole food supplements. Gail Bowman is also an author, and a Senior Vice President for Beyond Organic, an online source for truly organic, hormone free, green fed beef, dairy products and snacks.

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      Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) August 25, 2012

      It is estimated that caring for the chronic diseases of the aging baby boomers (born 1946 to 1964) will cost in excess of $ 52 trillion. Expensive new medications for treatment will further increase this cost. About 14 million will develop Alzheimers disease, a cost that threatens to bankrupt the government, necessitating an overhaul in how healthcare is delivered. A fresh approach based on cost-effective preventative measures is mandatory. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP discusses how natural interventions such as consuming omega-3 fatty acids could lower these costs with less side-effects.

      The British Medical Journal published a study on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids in ones diet. Of 1674 study participants aged 68 or older with no signs of dementia, 170 developed dementia in the next 7 years. Those who ate fish or seafood at least once a week showed significantly less cases of dementia compared to those who did not include fish or seafood in their diet.

      Many of the risk factors for development of Alzheimers disease are the same as those that lead to strokes and heart disease. The inflammatory processes that cause atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and thrombosis (blood clotting), are also closely linked to the development of -amyloid protein and the tau entanglements that cause the brain destruction seen in Alzheimers. Research done at the University of California, Los Angeles Departments of Medicine and Neurology by Cole, Ma, and Frautschy was published in Nutrition Reviews of December 2010. They found that the increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, not only reduces death by strokes and heart attacks by 19 to 45%, it also reduces the risk of dementia by 40 to 50%.

      A research paper by Gu, Schupf, Cosentino, et al. published in the May 2, 2012 edition of Neurology stated that the increased dietary consumption of omega-3 fatty acids reduce the production of -amyloid proteins by 37%. An earlier research study done at Boston University School of Medicine by Tan, Harris, Beiser, et al. published in the February 28, 2012 edition of Neurology established that increased omega-3 levels in the blood limits the formation of tau entanglements in the brain, improves synaptic membrane fluidity (affecting how nerves function), promotes nerve growth and repair, and has been shown to improve cognition (ability to perceive, think, and remember).

      Omega-3 fatty acids are relatively inexpensive as a supplement, and have shown no known side-effects. Along with omega-3 fatty acids, benefits have been shown in also taking anti-oxidants such as CoQ10 and vitamins C and E. Vitamin B-complex has also been shown to exert a strong protective effect on the brain in preventing dementia.

      Another critical factor that has been shown to slow the progression of dementia is keeping active. Often, the difficulty in the elderly staying active is that they ache all over or just dont feel good. When there is chronic stress on the joints, chronic inflammation is present which can lead to arthritis. When the stress is on the spinal joints due to old injuries or chronic poor posture, not only are the spinal joints affected, but the spinal nerves also become irritated. This can lead to many bodily conditions of not feeling right depending on what body systems the irritated nerves control.

      Moellendorf Chiropractic Office, Ltd. focuses on correcting joint dysfunctions, specializing in the spine, nerve function, and nutritional optimization for healing. By realigning the joints, stress is removed, the joints can function normally again, and irritated nerves can once again work properly. The patient can in turn return to normal activities, enjoying life as it was meant to be enjoyed.

      Additional information about Chiropractic and other forms of natural health care can be found at

      About: Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP

      Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP attended the University of WisconsinSuperior where he majored in Physics and Mathematics, with a minor in art photography. While attending the University of MinnesotaMinneapolis, he assisted in research on ribosomal proteins. Completing his Chiropractic studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, he graduated Cum Laude (with high honors) in 1983. He started Moellendorf Chiropractic Office, Ltd. in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in 1983. In 1996, Dr. Moellendorf was awarded his Doctorate in Naturopathy from Trinity School of Natural Health. In 2001, he received Chiropractics most prestigious award, the honorary Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers degree, for his thesis The Workings of Innate Intelligence in Obsessive/Compulsive and Addictive Behaviors. This paper was chosen for publishing in the book Philosophic Contemplations vol. 2 in 2002. In June of 2012, Dr. Moellendorf authored his first book titled Healthcares Best Kept Secret. Dr. Moellendorf can be contacted by phone (920) 493-2126, fax (920) 743-1145, email jgmoellendorf(at)itol(dot)com, his website at, or send a carrier pigeon to 44.84722N and 87.36416W.

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