Global Catechin Market Size, Trends, and Analysis - Forecast To 2026 By Application (Pharmaceuticals, Beverages, Supplements, Mouth Rinsing, Others), By Region (North America, Asia Pacific, CSA, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa); End-User Landscape, Company Market Share Analysis & Competitor Analysis
Catechin also known as cianidanol, is an antioxidant flavonoid derived from woody plants. It is the primary constituent of green tea. In the beverage industry, tea is considered to be the most essential and widely consumed type of beverage across the globe. Studies have shown that green tea polyphenols mainly the catechin constituent epigallocatechin-3-gallate can be associated with the prevention of various diseases like diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases. Catechin can also be extracted from various medicinal plants found in Africa such as ficus mucus, ficuscordata, ficusgnaphalocarpa, and khayagrandifoliola, among other plants in the region. Catechin is primarily studied for its immunomodulatory properties. Immunomodulatory substances stimulate or suppress the immune system of the body and help the bodies fight diseases like cancer and other infections. Catechin helps the body to fight against T killer cells and T cells.
Catechin is present in generally consumed fruits like apples, grape seeds, kiwis, blueberries, and strawberries. Other foods like green tea, cacao liqueur, beer, and chocolate, among other food types. Catechins that are derived from green tea have pleiotropic effects that have neuroprotective effects. They also affect angiogenesis, regulation of cell death, multidrug resistance, and extracellular matrix degradation. Several epidemiological and experimental studies have been conducted which have resulted in a positive relation between the consumption of green tea and the cardiovascular health of consumers. Clinical studies on catechin have also shown the advantages and benefits of catechin because of the antioxidant properties of catechin. Catechin studies have shown various health beneficial properties like antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombogenic, antihypertensive, anti-proliferative, and anti-hyperlipidemic properties. The anti-oxidative properties of catechin are mainly due to their effects on transcription factors and their impact on enzyme activities upon digestion. In human beings, ingestion of catechin has shown moderate increase in antioxidant capacity. The catechin’s low antioxidative properties have been due to the smaller distribution and the form of metabolites in the plasma when compared with other antioxidants. The neuroprotective effects of catechin can be associated with the ability of catechin to reach the central nervous system by crossing the blood-brain barrier. In the central nervous system, catechin can influence protein expression and regulate the genes in the neurons.The catechin market is driven by the growing demand for organic products. In recent years, consumer behavior has been turning towards healthier lifestyle practices which have increased the demand for healthy dietary supplements. The catechin found in green tea is composed of 60% epigallocatechin-3-gallate, 20% epigallocatechin, 14% epicatechin-3-gallate, and 6% epicatechin. Catechin is extracted from green tea through solvent extraction processes. The extraction processes that are employed are microwave-assisted extraction, high hydrostatic pressure, supercritical fluid extraction, and ultrasound-assisted extraction techniques. The efficiency of these techniques on the extraction of catechin from green tea depends on factors like green tea variety, storage conditions, extraction parameters, and the extraction system employed. Although catechin consumption can have multiple health benefits, overdosing or overconsumption of catechin can have negative impacts on one’s health. The European Food Safety Authority has established through various studies that the consumption of catechin supplements above 800 grams per day can result in severe liver damage. The various health benefits from catechin have resulted in pharmaceutical companies studying catechin and producing catechin-based products. The extraction of catechin is difficult and vigorous testing has to be carried out to ensure that the extracted catechin does not contain any toxins. Catechin is also becoming a popular component in mouth rinsing products due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Based on applications of catechin, the catechin market can be segmented into pharmaceuticals, beverages, supplements, mouth rinsing, and others. The supplements segment is expected to hold the largest share of the market during the forecast period. Several beauty, nutritional, and functional supplements are beginning to use catechin to enhance their properties and provide additional health benefits. Catechin has anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-aging properties, among other health benefits. The supplements segment is driven by the fact that regular intake of supplements can promote weight loss and strengthen the immune system to fight diseases. Supplements laced with catechin can also promote better brain health by preventing degenerative brain diseases and enhancing the neurological functions of the central nervous system. Catechin supplements are also capable of maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system by a reduction in blood pressure, accumulation of plaque in blood vessels, and cholesterol. The pharmaceutical segment is expected to register the fastest growth rate during the forecast period. Pharmaceutical companies have begun producing various pharmaceuticals with catechin due to their various health benefits. The increased investments in the research and development of various catechin-based pharmaceutical products are expected to increase the demand for catechin-based pharmaceuticals.
The North American region is expected to hold the lion’s share of the market during the forecast period. The large demand for catechin is mainly due to the growing awareness of the health benefits that can be derived from catechin consumption. The North American region has seen an increase in the number of catechin-based products, especially supplements. Catechin is also being increasingly used in the food and beverage industry as dietary supplements. The APAC region is expected to register the fastest growth rate during the forecast period. Countries like China and India are large-scale producers and consumers of catechin. The prevalent tea culture in the region is also expected to increase the demand for catechin products during the forecast period. The increasing launch of new pharmaceutical companies in APAC region will help increase the demand for catechin as well.
Novanat Bioresource Inc., Hangzhou Qinyuan Natural Plant High-tech Co., Chengdu Wagott Bio-tech Co., Taiyo Green Power Wxee, Hunan Sunfull Bio-tech Co., Ltd, are the major vendors competing in the catechin market.
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The Global Catechin Market has been studied from the year 2019 till 2026. However, the CAGR provided in the report is from the year 2021 to 2026. The research methodology involved three stages: Desk research, Primary research, and Analysis & Output from the entire research process.
The desk research involved a robust background study which meant referring to paid and unpaid databases to understand the market dynamics; mapping contracts from press releases; identifying the key players in the market, studying their product portfolio, competition level, annual reports/SEC filings & investor presentations; and learning the demand and supply-side analysis for the Catechin Market.
The primary research activity included telephonic conversations with more than 50 tier 1 industry consultants, distributors, and end-use product manufacturers.
Finally, based on the above thorough research process, an in-depth analysis was carried out considering the following aspects: market attractiveness, current & future market trends, market share analysis, SWOT analysis of the company and customer analytics.
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