Ascendancy of Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Top 4 Trends

Published By : 16 Dec 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Omega 3 is extremely important for brain health, eyes, and heart, still there are a number of gaps in numerous countries in the recommended daily consumption of omega 3 and its actual composition. Increasing consumer health awareness and rising concerns on leading a healthy lifestyle has raised the demand for omega 3 fatty acids such as DHA and EPA. The rising occurrence of heart-related diseases and complications, and a number of other health issues have also fuelled the demand for omega 3 fatty acids. In terms of application, the global market for omega-3 ingredients is segmented into supplements and functional foods, formulas, pet and animal food, pharmaceutical, and others.

The prime trends in the global omega 3 market have been discussed below:

  • An essential ingredient for the heart, eye, and brain: Scientific research has boosted an awareness for omega 3, especially within milk formula. In addition, omega 3 deficiency can be dangerous for brain, heart, and eye functioning. Its intake is essential in leading a healthy life for all age groups, and it is very important to raise awareness amongst consumers to fill the gap between recommended intake of omega 3 and the actual intake. 
  • Omega 3 fortified milk formula has grown by US$11 bn between 2007 and 2012: The milk formula that was fortified with omega-3 had approximate sales of US$24 bn in 2012 and the demand was primarily from developing markets. Rising research and development from prime players has increased the demand for nutritional content that is dense.
  • The 3rd most swiftly developing supplement: Omega fatty acid supplements/fish oil have experienced an exponential growth owing to products being aligned to particular health benefits that have been targeted at different age groups. 
  • The regions such as Latin America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa are predicted to experience a positive growth in the coming years in omega 3 ingredients owing to increasing health consciousness in these regions.


Thus, the market is poised to grow exponential in forthcoming years and the segment of supplements and functional foods will lead the market in the coming years. A number of product improvements and research activities carried on by the prime players will also augment the growth of the market in forthcoming years.

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