Alpha-lactalbumin is a bioactive milk protein which is primarily found in whey protein. Whey protein contains around 20-25% of alpha-lactalbumin in it. Alpha-lactalbumin is rich in glutathione, an amino acid which helps in increasing immunity. Alpha-lactalbumin helps in raising serotonin and glutathione (a vital antioxidants) concentration which enhances brain functions and improves sleep disorders. Alpha-lactalbumin helps in inhibiting human colon cancer cells and breast cancer cells. Alpha-lactalbumin is a type of protein present in human milk that is primarily important for infant nutrition. Alpha-lactalbumin contains high amount of tryptophan, an amino acid which acts as a predecessor to the neurotransmitter serotonin that plays a vital role in regulating neurobehavioral effects which are as pain perception, appetite, mood under stress, stress control, brain functions under stress and anxiety. Alpha-lactalbumin is used for improving the complete amino acid composition of the infant formula. Alpha-lactalbumin is an important source of whey protein for lactose-free formula products.
Global Alpha-lactalbumin: Market Segmentation
The global alpha-lactalbumin market is segmented on the basis of application and region. The global alpha-lactalbumin market is segmented on the basis of application in which alpha-lactalbumin is used in applications in food products such as infant formulas, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, weight management supplements, dairy products and others. In pharmaceuticals segments the alpha-lactalbumin is used in various anti-inflammatory drugs which is the major driving factor for alpha-lactalbumin market. Hence, the global alpha-lactalbumin market is expected to significantly increase the revenue contribution over the forecast period.
Production of alpha-lactalbumin is increasing in Denmark, Europe due to the presence of high amounts of essential amino acids in alpha-lactalbumin which is primarily present in infant formulas. The demand for alpha-lactalbumin is rapidly rising in Asia Pacific region in countries such as China, India, and others over the forecast period. As a result of presence of high amount of essential amino acids in alpha-lactalbumin, manufacturers are including alpha-lactalbumin in food products such as sports food and clinical nutrition foods.
Global Alpha-lactalbumin Market: Regional Outlook
Geographically, the global alpha-lactalbumin industry can be divided by major regions which include North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, Middle East and Africa. Globally, among all regions, Europe has developed as the dominant region in global alpha-lactalbumin market followed by North America. Increasing demand for infant formulas containing alpha-lactalbumin protein, has strengthened the growth of global alpha-lactalbumin market and hence is projected to significantly expand the revenue contribution of the market over the forecast period.
Global Alpha-lactalbumin Market: Growth Drivers
The global alpha-lactalbumin market driving factors are increasing demand for infant formulas having high amount of alpha-lactalbumin protein which helps in increasing immunity of the infants. Consumers are demanding for products containing whey protein which is a rich source of alpha-lactalbumin. Alpha-lactalbumin is primarily rich in amino acids such as tryptophan, lysine, and others that helps in improving cognitive functions and boosts memory concentration, are some of the factors which is driving the alpha-lactalbumin market. Alpha-lactalbumin supports the optimal growth and development of the infants, which is another factor for increasing the market demand for alpha-lactalbumin containing products. Hence, the global alpha-lactalbumin market is expected to observe robust growth over the forecast period.
Global Alpha-lactalbumin Market: Key Players
Some of the key players identified across the value chain of the global alpha-lactalbumin market include Davisco Foods International, Inc. (Agropur Inc.), Arla Foods Ingredients, Wyeth Nutrition, Abcam plc, Hilmar Ingredients, Fonterra Co-Operative Group, and others. The companies are expected to expand their business by enhancing their product portfolio in global alpha-lactalbumin market. The companies are projected to frame certain strategies in future in order to gain the competitive advantage in global alpha-lactalbumin market till 2026.
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