Functional Protein Market Research Report- Forecast to 2030

Functional Protein Market Research Report: By Type (Whey protein isolates, Hydrolysates, Whey protein concentrates, Soy protein, Casein, Others), By Source(Plant, Animal), By Form(Liquid, Dry), By Application (Functional beverages, Functional food, Animal nutrition, Sports nutrition, Dietary supplements ) and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia ‚Äď Pacific) ‚Äď Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/1715-CR | April 2017 | Region: Global | 141 Pages         

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Functional Protein Market

The global functional protein market is expected to reach 6.87 million by the end of 2030. Also, the CAGR of the market by 2030 is estimated to be 4.10%.

By Type Whey protein isolates Hydrolysates Whey protein concentrates Soy protein Casein
By Source Plant Animal
By Region North America Europe Asia ‚Äď Pacific
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Glanbia Pic    Archer Daniels Midland Company    GNC Holdings Inc    Maxi Nutrition    Herbalife Ltd
Market Driving Forces   Marketing Spend    Functional Properties
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Market Overview:

The global functional protein market is expected to reach 6.87 million by the end of 2030. Also, the CAGR of the market by 2030 is estimated to be 4.10%. The proteins are broadly classified into functional proteins and non-functional proteins with the increased demand for functional protein, the market has witnessed tremendous growth over the last few years. The major drivers that have been bringing the development in the market are the increase in nutritional protein demand in sports and digestive nutrition. Other factors driving the market are the consumer preferences that have been shifting to a different angle, raising awareness of the population, increasing the rate of the millennial population, and increasing the income of the consumers. With so much growth in the industry, even the organizations that are new in the field are getting so many opportunities. Also, some other factors contributing to the growth are an increase in the rate of chronic diseases and the changed lifestyles of almost every individual.

COVID -19 analysis

COVID-19 has bought a change in the lives of everyone on the planet. This change is significant and is expected to affect everyone's life for a much more extended period. Businesses across the world have been involved at all levels. But this is also the time when they need to start rebuilding whatever they have lost and prepare themselves for the future. The reports have detailed notes on the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market size and the current market scenario. The accounts also have discussions about the technological advancements and the brief about various significant players in the market. The strategies and the plans these major players have been implementing enable the business owners to set up their work according to the market standards. Moreover, there is a lot of chance for the business owners and the staff to self-analyze themselves and work on their drawbacks and strengthen the areas they are already strong at.

Market Dynamics

The industry driver: Apart from the population becoming conscious about health each day, chronic diseases have also risen. Conditions such as cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity are major driving factors for the market.

Restraints: High cost

There is no denying that people are getting options for diseases like obesity and other lifestyle-related disorders with the advancement in technology. But these come with a cost of high budget.


The fact that consumer preference has been shifting from animal proteins to plant protein is one such factor that has helped the plant protein market make tremendous growth. As a result of this, there is a demand in the plant protein market, and the expansion of opportunities is also at a peak.

Challenges: Off taste

This is one of the biggest challenges that the market has to face. There are multiple health benefits that these come along with, but the taste it has is something that most of the consumers don't like; hence drop the idea of consuming these.

Regulatory implications

While talking about the regulatory implications for the functional protein market, functional protein structure has been getting much more importance and support from all the regulatory bodies at the local, regional, and national levels because of the increasing awareness about the health benefits of non-cruelty involved in them. On the other hand, animal-based functional proteins have not been getting much support. The laws and regulations against animal proteins have been reformed in few parts of the world after repeated demands from anti-cruelty activists. Likewise, even bans have been imposed in some areas of the world towards animal functional proteins. Elevated functional proteinhas also gained popularity in the last few years. The plant's proteins are being given preferences in such regions due to various underlying factors involved.

Segmentation overview

The market is divided into various subtypes:

  • ¬† ¬† Based on type

  • ¬† ¬† Based on source

  • ¬† ¬† Based on form

  • ¬† ¬† Based on application
  • Based on type:¬†Based on the type, the market is further subdivided into:

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Whey protein isolates

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Hydrolysates

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Whey protein concentrates

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Soy protein

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Casein

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Others

    Based on source: Based on the source, the market is sub-categorized into the following:

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Plant

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Animal

    Based on the form: Based on form, the market is subdivided into:

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Liquid

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Dry

    Based on application: Functional classification of protein is as follows:

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Functional beverages

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Functional food

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Animal nutrition

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Sports nutrition

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Dietary supplements

    On the one hand, plant protein will witness a high growth rate of 4.29%, which is also expected to touch a value of 10160 kilotons by 2030. The reason that has been making the manufacturing of animal protein easy is the quick availability of the raw material. The factor that has been increasing the plant protein market's growth is the increase in the production of soy and other natural materials.

    Supermarkets will dominate the Functional classification of proteins with a share of 26%. With an estimated projected score of 600 kilotons, it is expected to reach a CAGR of 4.10%

    Regional analysis

    Based on regions, the market is divided into the following categories

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† North America

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Europe

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Asia pacific

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† Rest of the world

    The area that is estimated to dominate the market is that of Europe. It shares a market portion of almost 35%. It is estimated that its market share would reach more than 828 million kilos by the end of 2030. The expected CAGR would be approximately 2.36%. The Asia Pacific region will witness a growth rate of 4.10% during the forecast period 2022-2030. North America is expected to touch a growth rate of 4.88% in the functional protein market. The significant factors that have responded to the market's growth in these regions are the popularity of sports nutrition and the nutrition demands for weight management. In the Asia Pacific region, the primary driver has been increased awareness about the benefits of adding functional proteins to the diet. Nothing works better than a proportionate number of functional proteins in the diet. While this is something that has been accepted worldwide, the global functional protein market is all set to witness a record high in the next few years.

    Recent developments

    Recent developments in the market are as follows:

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† In December 2021, a product was launched by Cargill, which expanded the ingredient portfolio in the European market with the addition of proteins in the pea. It, in other ways, helped the company to get timely access to the pea protein market.

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† In November 2021, Verdient foods were acquired cent percent by Ingredient. The net sales growth and the manufacturing capability of the company increased many folds. Moreover, two manufacturing facilities were also added in Canada.

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† In September 2021, the protein portfolio was expanded by ADM with textured pea proteins and wheat. These enabled in improving the texture of the alternative meats. With the help of this new launch, ADM's leadership was ensured in the market of plant proteins.

    • ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Functional protein structure¬†is being changed on a molecular level to make them characteristically more beneficial and set them according to individuals' needs. These researches have been a turning point in the growth of the market.

    • ¬† ¬† ¬† There have been studies and advancements to ensure that these don't produce any side effects on the users' bodies.

    Report Overview

    The report prepared by the experts in the industry and the analysts has details of the macro and micro-markets for the global functional protein market. It also estimates the market size based on function, source, distribution channel, and delivery format. It clarifies the understanding of the supply and demand chain of the functional protein in the market. Their region and the country-wise analysis of the market are also provided. They can enable the business to self-analyze themselves and work accordingly on the areas where they lack focus. The reason that profiling of the key players of the market is also mentioned in the report is for the business to take a deep look and the strategies and plans that these players have been implementing that have made them reach the level they are at the moment. The present market scenario and the historical trends and technological advancement are also included in the report.

    Report Scope:

    Report Attribute/Metric Details
      Market Size    USD 6.87 Million
      CAGR   4.10% (2022-2030)
      Base Year   2021
      Forecast Period   2022-2030
      Historical Data   2020
      Forecast Units    Value (USD Million)
      Report Coverage    Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
      Segments Covered   By Type, By Source, and By Region
      Geographies Covered    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
      Key Vendors   Glanbia Pic, Archer Daniels Midland Company, GNC Holdings Inc, Maxi Nutrition, Herbalife Ltd
      Key Market Opportunities   The population becoming conscious about health each day
      Key Market Drivers   Consumer preference has been shifting from animal proteins to plant protein

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The report includes numbers at regional and country-wise levels.

    The major players in the market are Glanbia Plc. (Ireland), MaxiNutrition (U.K.), Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), Shandong sinology health food co., ltd (China), Herbalife Ltd (U.S.), NBTY, Inc. (U.S.), and GNC Holdings Inc (U.S.)

    The market is divided into four regions: Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world.

    Based on form, the market is subdivided into two types Dry and liquid.

    Based on the source, the functional protein market is divided into two categories: Plants and animals.