Medical Foods Market Research Report- Forecast till 2030

Medical Foods Market Research Report by Nutritional Ingredients (Vitamins Minerals, Proteins, Omega-3, Isoflavones, Phytosterols), Ailment (Alzheimer's Diseases, Diabetic Neuropathy, Nutritional Deficiency, Depression), Form and Region Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/Pharma/3484-HCR | 110 Pages | Published By Rahul Gotadki on March 2023         

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Medical Foods Market Overview 

The medical foods market size is expected to reach USD 30.2 Billion at 6.2% CAGR in the forecast period (2022-2030). Medical food is a crucial aspect of the medical industry. The formulated food is administered by professionals to patients with different diseases. Medical food may not be available in normal diet form. It is a formulated food that supplies proper nutrition to the patients. The diseases such as Alzheimer, depression, neuropathy require proper diets management. During these cases, the health professionals prescribe medical food to the patients. Highly safe and national ingredients are used in medical food. Some of the key ingredients in medical food are vitamins, minerals, proteins and omega 3.

The prevalence of nutrition deficiency is increasing demand for medical food. The sedentary lifestyle, illness and other factors affect the intake of vital nutrients. With medical food these problems are manageable. The initial development of these foods is for malnourished children. Many welfare companies provide massive support to the medical foods market. Also, the plenty of segments in the market lead to high market profitability. The omega 3 segment is witnessing the highest demand in the forecast period. The need for medical food is growing every year. Also, awareness about such foods is prevalent in many nations. All these factors will contribute to the high growth of the medical foods industry. 

Covid analysis 

The global pandemic is creating problems from the medical end and economical end on industries. However, there are favourable changes in the medical foods market. The adoption of medical foods is high in this period. The deictic care is essential for covid patients. Also, the prolonged lockdown is causing nutritional deficiency in individuals. It increases the need for medical foods. There is an immense burden on the medical lector in this period.

The rehabilitation centres are adopting more medical foods. Through this medical food, the recovery of patients from the disease is faster. Medical foods are gaining more traction in the forecast period. In the upcoming years, a new variety of medical food will be available. The medical foods market is developing rapidly with more research. It will bring more medical food options. All these will lead to an exceptional expansion rate in the medical foods market. 

Market dynamics 

  • Crucial market drivers 

The prevalence of chronic diseases is increasing demand for the medical foods market. Dementia, leukemia, stroke, sclerosis are chronic diseases that are prevalent these days. Patients suffering from these conditions have difficulty swallowing food. Due to this, medical food is administered to these patients. The nutritional level of these patients’ remains balanced with the medical food. According to food medical journal, medical food proves to enable faster recovery for Alzheimer’s patients. There are many positive results of these patients with the consumption of medical food. Also, the growing geriatric population drives medical foods market demand.

Aged people suffer from low nutritional levels. The body may take more time to break energy. Due to this, aged individuals are prescribing medical food. The geriatric population is prone to diabetes. Due to the condition, low blood pressure and fewer vitamins are the issues patients face. With the medical foods, the nutritional level of the patients is regained. Further, the increasing benefits about nutritional benefits are driving the demand for the medical foods market. The awareness programs to consume all the necessary nutrients are increasing. It is inclining customers to adapt to medical foods. All these factors will bring remarkable demand for the medical foods market

  • Market growth opportunities 

The research and development in the medical food market will lead to more growth opportunities. The research for the market is rapidly increasing in many regions. With the increasing chronic illnesses and nutritional deficiency studies about medical food is rising. The need to create efficient and more nutritional food for these patients is increasing medical foods market growth. Due to these researches, there is a positive outcome in the market. Medical foods are bringing a positive impact on a patient’s life. Also, the benefits of these foods are remarkable.

With medical food solutions research, the medical foods for diabetes, heart patient and other conditions are rising. More utilization and use of effective ingredients in medical food will happen. This will create more demand from hospitals and clinics. New product launches in the market will provide plenty of growth prospects for the market. Product launches in dietary, prescription drugs healthy foods elements of the market will increase. These growth prospects of the market will attract more end users. Also, the market will become versatile in the forecast period. 

  • The market restraints 

The less awareness about medical food in many regions is a restraining factor of the market. The need and benefits of medical food are still unclear in many regions. The lack of awareness can hamper the demand on the medical foods market. Due to less exposure, the adoption of these medical foods can decline.

The key players are creating more awareness among customers to increase demand. However, approaching the target audience in this region is difficult for the market players. Less demand can affect the revenue rates and growth of the medical foods market. 

  • The market challenges 

Fewer investments for medical food in developing nations are challenging factors of this market. Fewer investments lead to low adoption of medical foods. Most of the healthcare industries focus on technologies and medical equipment. However, the lack of investments in the market can lead to lessen the product variation in the market.

Also, the supply chain network in a developing nation is poor for transporting medical foods. These restrictions and restraints hamper the overall demand for the market in some regions. Further, governmental regulation regarding the use of this food can affect market growth. 

  • Cumulative growth analysis

The growth trends of the medical foods market are positive in the forecast period. The prevalence of chronic diseases is raising the demand for the medical foods market. The increased nutritional deficiency will provide plenty of growth for the medical foods market. Awareness of medical foods is rising in the forecast period. New product launches in the market will bring high growth opportunities for the market.

However, the lack of awareness about medical food is high in some regions. High research in the medical food market is leading to new growth possibilities. New product launches will create exceptional growth trends and revenue. Also, the utilization of more important ingredients is causing a more expansion rate in the market. The growth analysis of the medical food market is steady in the forecast period. 

Value chain analysis 

North America is expected to hold maximum medical foods market share. It is a region that holds more than 29.9 % of the market shares. The presence of key market players is the rising growth rate of the market. The awareness about medical food is exceptional in this region. 

The nutritional benefits among patients are high. The prescription of this food by professionals is growing. In the forecast period, the strategies of the key players will bring plenty of developments in the medical foods market. The incivilities of the health sector and less governmental rules are some of the propel demand. The favourable market scenario will bring high profitability for the market. 

Segment overview 

By administration 

  • Entreal 

  • Oral 

By product 

  • Powder 

  • Pills 

  • Other 

By application 

By sales channel 

  • Institutional sales 

  • Online sales 

  • Retail sales 

By regional analysis 

  • Europe 

  • North America 

  • Asia pacific 

  • Latin America 

  • Middle East Africa 

Competitive landscape 

The competition in the medical foods market is high. The medical industry in many regions is investing more in medical foods. With the entry of new key players, the product variation and launches will increase. Market mergers, acquisitions, expansion and partnerships are the key strategies in the competitive landscape. 

Regional analysis 

The key players in the medical foods market are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa. The prevalence of the chronic condition is the key reason for massive demand in North America. High investments rate will bring high growth in North America. The Asia Pacific is the largest market with tremendous demand for medical foods. 

The prevalence of chronic diseases such as obesity, cancer, malnutrition, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases is high in Asia pacific. Due to this, the need for medical foods is constantly growing. However, Europe has moderate demand for medical foods. However, fewer investments are affecting the market growth. 

The key players of the medical foods market are 

  • Fresenius Kabi AG 


  • Targeted Medical Pharma Inc

  • Nestlé

  • Primus Pharmaceuticals Inc

  • Mead Johnson & Company, LLC

  • Abbott

Recent developments 

  • Fresenius Kabi AG. Is a partnership with a top [Pharma Company to increase production of the medical foods.  

  • There are plenty of new joint ventures in China and India. All this will cause plenty of growth in the Asia Pacific region. 

Report overview 

  • Market overview highlights 

  • Analysis based upon COVID 19

  • Explanation upon the Market Dynamics

  • Value chain analysis

  • Market segmentation overview

  • The regional analysis

  • Competitive landscape analysis

  • Recent Developments

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 30.2 Billion
  CAGR   6.2%
  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   Nutritional Ingredients, Ailment, Form
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Danone (France), Nestlé (Switzerland), Abbott (U.S.), Mead Johnson & Company, LLC (U.S.), Primus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (U.S.), Targeted Medical Pharma Inc. (U.S.), Fresenius Kabi AG (Germany)
  Key Market Opportunities   New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players
  Key Market Drivers

  • Increasing chronic diseases
  • Growing geriatric population
  • Increasing awareness of nutritional benefits

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Medical foods are foods created specifically to counter the nutritional deficiencies underpinning a specific disease, in order to cure the disease and help the patient in recuperating rapidly.

    Lack of knowledge about medical foods among patients is the major restraint on the global market.

    Increasing awareness is likely to be the major driver for the medical foods market over the forecast period.

    North America is the dominant regional market for medical foods, followed by Europe.

    Key players in the medical foods market include Danone, Nestle, and Abbott, among others.