Tocopherols are a naturally occurring chemical element found in a variety of food such as nuts, spinach and vegetable oils. They are commonly known as vitamin E. Mixed tocopherols are organic compounds and a mixture of four homologues tocopherols, namely alpha tocopherol, beta tocopherol, gamma tocopherol and delta tocopherol.These four types of tocopherols are found naturally in wholegrain, nuts, vegetable oils (such as soybean oil, corn oil and sunflower oil) and in certain processed foods such as breakfast cereals. These tocopherols are fat-soluble antioxidants, which makes them an important part of the human diet.Tocopherols inhibit oxidation in cells, reduce the risk of cell degradation and prevent diseases such as cancer. Each tocopherolhasa different primary function. The primary ingredient of the mixed tocopherols is alpha tocopherol,which is thought to prevent heart diseases as it has antioxidant properties. Gamma tocopherol, the best source of vitamin E, is found in Soy-based diets and is associated with the prevention of prostate cancer. Beta tocopherols improve metabolism and reduce the risk of cancer inreproductive organs. Other benefits of tocopherols are increased immunity and faster healing.Some of the applications of tocopherols are animal feed/nutrition, human dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage fortification.The wide spectrum of applications of tocopherolsis one of the driving factors for the growth of the tocopherols market.Tocopherols have the ability to fight diseases. They are known to improve neurological disorders, and to prevent heart and other chronic diseases. However, the high cost of the raw material, substantial capital investment required and demand & supply gap are factors restraining the growth of the tocopherols market.Nevertheless, the scarcity of substitutesis expected to increase the potential of the market. The key players in the market are BASF, DSM, B&D Nutritional ingredients, American River Nutrition, Inc., COFCO Tech Bioengineering andFenchemBiotek.
In order to enable an in-depth analysis, the global mixed tocopherols market is segmented based on types, end-use applications and geography. There are four types of tocopherols, namely, alpha tocopherol, beta tocopherol, gamma tocopherol and delta tocopherol. Various end-use applications of tocopherols are animal feed/nutrition, cosmetics, human dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage fortification. Analysis is carried out across various regions, namely North America, Europe, APAC and LAMEA.
KEY MARKET SEGMENTS
The global mixed tocopherols market is segmented based on types, applications and regions.
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MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY