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Antioxidants are a staple in the nutraceuticals industry. Consumers love them for their health benefits and formulators cherish them for their wide array of applications.
At Ecuadorian Rainforest, we offer a large number of antioxidant-filled ingredients at competitive wholesale prices.
Although the knowledge of antioxidants combating free-radicals is well-known, they may have a number of other, less known benefits. For example, antioxidants may be very useful for supporting eye health in the elderly. In a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology, researchers tested the effects of antioxidant and zinc supplements in patients suffering age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. In the double-masked clinical trial, participants were randomly assigned a daily tablet which contained antioxidants, zinc, a combination of antioxidants and zinc, or a placebo. According to the study’s findings, antioxidants combined with zinc had shown the most promise for those suffering from AMD.
According to a review by Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, antioxidants may support a healthy cardiovascular system. The review goes on to say that while studies have been inconclusive, further research is encouraged once specific and sensitive biomarkers are agreed upon “to assess the oxidative stress phenotypes underlying CVD.”
The antioxidant market is showing no signs of slowing down. Consumers are demanding more around the world. According to an article in Nutraceuticals World, the antioxidant market is poised to grow by 4.71% until 2018. By 2022, the natural antioxidants market is expected to be worth an estimated $4.14 billion.
Animal feeds are also following the antioxidants trend. According to a report by MarketsandMarkets, antioxidants are used to help preserve feed for livestock. That market is expected to be worth $238.5 million by 2018.
As already mentioned, natural antioxidants make a great substitute for synthetic preservatives. Antioxidants may also be used in a number of products ranging from functional foods and beverages to nutritional supplements.
Some of our antioxidant ingredients include:
Turmeric, Blueberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Walnut, Artichoke, Cranberry, Cherry, Kale, Blackberry
Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Clinical Trial of High-Dose Supplementation With Vitamins C and E, Beta Carotene, and Zinc for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Vision Loss: AREDS Report No. 8. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(10):1417-1436. doi:10.1001/archopht.119.10.1417.
Madamanchi NR, Vendrov A., Runge MS. “Oxidative Stress and Vascular Disease.” Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2005; 25: 29-38 Published online before print November 11, 2004,
Ghosh, D.(March 2, 2015) “Antioxidant Sales Grow Alongside Scientific Controversy.” Nutraceuticals World. Retrieved from http://www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/issues/2015-03/view_columns/antioxidant-sales-grow-alongside-scientific-controversy/
Radiant Insights. (June 2015) “Natural Antioxidants Market Analysis By Product (Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Polyphenols, Carotenoids) And Segment Forecasts To 2022.” Retrieved from http://www.radiantinsights.com/research/natural-antioxidants-market-analysis-by-product-vitamin-c-vitamin-e-polyphenols-carotenoids-and-segment-forecasts-to-2022
MarketsandMarkets. “Feed Antioxidants Market by Type (BHA, BHT, Ethoxyquin & Others), By Livestock (Swine, Cattle, Poultry, Aquatic Animals & Others), By Geography — Global Trends & Forecasts To 2018.” Retrieved from http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/PressReleases/feed-antioxidant.asp