The global dysphagia diet thickening agents market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.6% during the forecast period. The global market for dysphagia diet thickening agents was worth USD 452.4 million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 785.3 million by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 9.6%.
Dysphagia diet thickening agents are dietary supplements that act as a substitute for saliva and help to reduce the risk of malnutrition in people with dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia is caused by neurological disorders such as stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, etc., which not only affect the ability to swallow food but also lead to difficulties in chewing and swallowing.
On the basis of type, the global dysphagia diet thickeners market is segmented into gel-type thickeners and powder-type thickening agents.
Gel-type thickeners are formulated as a mixture of water and thickening agent that can be taken orally. The gel consistency is created by the binding effect between polysaccharides or gums which act as a bulking material, with xanthan gum being one of the most commonly used ingredients in such formulations. These agents often have a strong flour flavor to mask unpleasant taste associated with dysphagia diet supplement use.
Powder-type thickeners are used to create a thickened consistency. They can be added to any food, and they don't change the flavor or color of it. These types of thickeners are often found in packaged food mixes that have been designed for people with swallowing difficulties. In most cases, these powders need to be mixed with water before being consumed, although some brands also offer powdered products which do not require mixing beforehand.
Powdered type includes power necessary for making drinks thicker than their natural texture. This formulation primarily consists of maltodextrin powder, cellulose ethers (e.g., carboxymethylcellulose), and other functional additives like preservatives, flavors, etc. Power enhances the thickness and viscosity of liquid foods.
On the basis of application, the global dysphagia diet thickeners market is segmented into hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacy outlets, and online pharmacies.
Hospital pharmacies traditionally use thickening agents as a means of making liquid medicines accessible to patients with dysphagia. These agents are used for the administration of oral medications such as antibiotics, antacids, and even painkillers. Hospital pharmacies have captured a major share owing to their requirements for highly effective medicines in clinical trials.
Retail pharmacy outlets are also a prominent market for dysphagia diet thickeners owing to the high demand for these agents from patients. The availability of thickened diets in retail pharmacies has aided many people with swallowing difficulties by making it easier and faster to have meals.
Online pharmacies are emerging as an important contributor to this global dysphagia diet thickeners market mainly due to their convenience factor. They offer custom-made recipes that can help modify or improve regular foods consumed by those who cannot swallow without difficulty at home. This is one way that online retailers collaborate with customers to provide nutritional guidance and assistance during recovery periods after surgery etc., where liquids alone may not be enough.
On the basis of region, the global dysphagia diet thickener agents market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. The U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the UK are major markets for this type of agent in North America; whereas Brazil is one of the leading countries globally followed by Argentina in South America as well as France among others from Europe; China leads this regional category in Asia Pacific region while Tunisia dominates it in the MEA region.
The major growth drivers for the Dysphagia Diet Thickening Agents market include increasing elderly population, growing geriatric population, advanced medical treatments. Moreover, a rise in awareness about dysphagia diet thickener and its benefits helps to boost up the demand for Dysphagia Diet Thickening Agents globally.
In addition, the growth for this type of product can be attributed to the rising prevalence of diseases and an increase in awareness about health issues globally, which is anticipated to further drive the production and consumption of these agents over the forecast period. This would also help major players such as Nestle S.A., Novartis AG, GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) & Baxter International Incorporated make investments into expanding their portfolio by developing newer product offerings with new technologies that are not yet offered on the market.
Up Market Research published a new report titled “Dysphagia Diet Thickening Agents Market research report which is segmented by Types (Gel-Type Thickeners, Powder Thickeners), By Applications (Hospital Pharmacies, Retail Pharmacies, Online Pharmacies), By Players/Companies Kent Precision Foods, SimplyThick, Nestle Health Science, Hormel Foods, Flavour Creations, Ingredion, Nutra Balance Products, Danone Nutricia, Slo Drinks, Abbott Nutrition”. As per the study the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% in the forecast period.
|Report Attributes||Report Details|
|Report Title||Dysphagia Diet Thickening Agents Market Research Report|
|By Type||Gel-Type Thickeners, Powder Thickeners|
|By Application||Hospital Pharmacies, Retail Pharmacies, Online Pharmacies|
|By Companies||Kent Precision Foods, SimplyThick, Nestle Health Science, Hormel Foods, Flavour Creations, Ingredion, Nutra Balance Products, Danone Nutricia, Slo Drinks, Abbott Nutrition|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA|
|Historical Year||2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)|
|Number of Pages||220|
|Number of Tables & Figures||154|
|Customization Available||Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.|
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The market is segmented by Type Gel-Type Thickeners, Powder Thickeners and By Application Hospital Pharmacies, Retail Pharmacies, Online Pharmacies.
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Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.
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