Medical foods are custom made liquid solutions used, to treat consumers suffering from various diseases. key players in the global medical foods market are Danone -France, Nestlé -Switzerland, Abbott -U.S., Mead Johnson & Company, LLC -U.S.-, Primus Pharmaceuticals Inc. -U.S, Fresenius Kabi AG (Germany)
Medical foods are principally formulated food products intended to be used under the supervision of
medical and other appropriate health professionals. They work by supplying nutrition, not available in
a normal diet, for the management of certain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetic neuropathy,
nutritional deficiency, depression, and others. They can be administered through oral or enteral route
depending on the absorption capacity of the patient. Moreover, medical foods are made with
Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) ingredients which include vitamins and minerals, proteins,
omega-3, isoflavones, phytosterols, and others.
Medical foods are custom made liquid solutions used entirely, to treat consumers suffering from
various diseases. Increasing chronic diseases among the growing population is driving the growth of
the market. Moreover, nutritional deficiency is a common issue observed globally which will propel
the growth of the global medical foods market.
Growing geriatric population is a major factor driving the growth of medical foods. Moreover,
increasing awareness of nutritional benefits will surge the growth of medical foods. However, lack of
knowledge among the consumers regarding medical foods is a major restraint to the market growth.
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Manufacturers are bringing more products to market that address metabolic processes
Till date, majority of medical foods are administered through the oral feeding
Medical foods market is segmented on the basis of nutritional ingredients such as vitamins and
minerals, proteins, omega-3, isoflavones, phytosterols, and others. Among all, proteins segment is
dominating the market. However, omega-3 is witnessed to be the fastest growing segment in
nutritional ingredients used for medical foods.
Based on the form, medical foods market is segmented into pills, powder and others. Among all, pills
segment is projected to be growing at the fastest rate and includes tablets and capsules. However,
powder form is dominating the market over the past years.
On the basis of ailment, medical foods market is segmented into Alzheimer’s diseases, diabetic
neuropathy, nutritional deficiency, depression, and others. Among all, diabetic neuropathy is
dominating the market as majority of the diabetic consumers suffer from some kind of neuropathy.
However, nutritional deficiency segment is witnessed to be the fastest growing segment over the
The global medical foods market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and rest of
the world (RoW). North America is dominating the global market followed by Europe. Increasing
awareness of medical foods in the U.S. and growing problem of Alzheimer’s diseases is driving the
market for medical foods in this region.
Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing region in which the major contributor is China.
Continuous innovation and improved education towards medical foods will positively impact the
market for rest of the world.
Some of the key players profiled in the global medical foods market are 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)
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The global medical foods market is segmented under the following regions
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia Pacific
Rest of the world
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