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The global lactoferrin market grew at a CAGR of around 6% during 2015-2020. Lactoferrin is a multi-functional glycoprotein commonly found in human and bovine milk, saliva, tears, bile and mucus. It binds with iron ions present in the blood and transports it through the body. It is a rich source of antioxidants and aids in improving immunity and preventing bacterial and viral infections. It is also commercially sourced from genetically modified rice and is used as a protein supplement in pharmaceutical medicines to treat stomach and intestinal ulcers, diarrhea and hepatitis C. Lactoferrin also aids in preventing tissue damage and cancer, regulating iron metabolism and minimizing damage caused by aging. As a result, it finds extensive applications across various industries, including pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, nutraceuticals and personal care products.
The increasing prevalence of bacterial and viral infections across the globe represents one of the key factors driving the growth of the market. Lactoferrin accelerates bone and joints healing and prevents bone loss caused by various medical ailments. Furthermore, rising health consciousness among the masses, along with the increasing demand for lactoferrin-based nutritional supplements, is also driving the market growth. In line with this, lactoferrin is also widely used in the manufacturing of various cosmetics and personal care products due to its beneficial acne-treating, anti-allergic and anti-aging properties. It stimulates connective tissue and epidermal cells that aid in healing skin lesions. Additionally, various product innovations, such as the launch of infant formula fortified with lactoferrin, are acting as other growth-inducing factors. It is also used for the production of various sports nutrition products and functional supplements. Other factors, including the rising expenditure capacities of the consumers, along with extensive research and development (R&D) activities, are anticipated to drive the market further. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global lactoferrin market to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global lactoferrin market report, along with forecasts for growth at the global, regional and country level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on region, function and application.
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The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Bega Cheese Limited, Farbest Brands, Ferrin-Tech LLC, Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd., Glanbia PLC, Hoogwegt Group B.V., Ingredia SA, Metagenics Inc. (Alticor Inc.), MILEI GmbH (Morinaga Milk Industry Co. Ltd.), Mp Biomedicals LLC (Valiant Co. Ltd.), Saputo Inc., Synlait Milk Limited, Tatura Milk Industries Ltd. and Westland Milk Products.
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