Vitamin research is a constantly evolving field. New research, especially in bio-nutrition, is constant and reveals new roles of vitamins in health and disease prevention. As more research emerges, the popularity of vitamin supplements derived from bio-nutrients is projected to increase. Manufacturing processes are also projected to become more innovative, as they seek to meet the growing demand for manufacturing.
Growing Research on Vitamins and their Role in Supporting Good Health
The discovery of phytonutrients in the 1800s and its health benefits has led to the discovery of thousands of phytonutrients found in plants. Only about a 100 have been researched so far. There is still so much more to discover!
Bio-nutrition is a fascinating study and as research is made public, it is producing back-to-nature trends, proving the safety and efficacy of ancient wisdom. People are becoming more aware of the food they eat and its effects on health. Growing advertising and marketing of convenient- to- use dietary supplements are in growing demand.
It is well-known that the nutritive value of fresh fruit/vegetables is not what it used to be. That, combined with poor dietary habits due to busy lifestyles/convenience foods has produced a growing nutritional gap, which Vitamin Manufacturers need to fill.
Moving Health Trends
Future health trends will focus more on prevention, not cure. It has been projected that the future aim of medical research will be to ensure that people do not simply live longer, but that they remain healthy and independent for as long as possible. Research in the role of vitamins in the prevention of diseases has shown much potential and is critical. Prevention will be the key.
It is projected that pharmaceutical companies will find new innovative ways to provide complete health care products, as more research becomes available of how nutrients work together in synergy giving maximum health protection to our body.
New Trends in diagnostics will lead to personalized medicines. Genetic chips will tell us the genetic makeup of each individual. This will lead to earliest possible identification of certain diseases before they have a chance to break out. Here again, research shows the role of vitamins in certain disease prevention and treatment.
The world population is increasing, but globalization is helping to make the world become even smaller. As health needs rise all over the world, vitamin manufacturing companies will find the need to plant their own companies in different parts of the world. It is projected that more sophisticated direct-to-consumer distribution channels may obliterate the role of the “middle man”.
An aging world population will increasingly demand the attention of nutritional supplement manufacturers and its related research. It is estimated that 7% of the world population is over the age of 65. This is likely to double by 2020.
Modern biotechnology is a key technology of the 21st century. Combining and exchanging of research from countries all over the world are enhancing each others’ efforts. Highly potent, selective biopharmaceuticals have already proven very successful, especially in the treatment of cancer.
Growing Demand for Manufacturing Vitamins Leading to Better, Faster, More Sterile and Cheaper Techniques.
There is demand for safer, more efficient and finer filtration techniques in the production of the vitamins. Companies are aggressively pursuing innovative ways of producing and packaging vitamins that focus on maintaining quality and protecting the health of the public while maintaining efficiency, scheduling flexibility, lowered costs and higher throughput.
One such example is the Single Use Technology. It is a fully-disposable drug manufacturing technology proving to be cheaper, quicker, reducing risks of contamination. It increases efficiency, reduces production costs, and is adaptable to consumer marketing trends – small or bulk batch productivity. This technology introduces peristaltic pumps that are faster and more accurate than ever and are proving to be a good alternative to piston pumps.
Projected Emerging Health-line Products
Popping vitamin pills may no longer be the answer. More nutritional fortification in the foods we regularly eat, so that they become healthier for us and help meet the daily nutritional requirements. New products like
· Nutritional energy drinks to replace soft drinks.
· Nutrient Bars to replace processed snacks
· Modified cereal products, modified bread to enhance nutritive value.
The future of vitamin manufacturing through bio-pharmaceutical research has never seen such promise. With more potency and less side effects than conventional allopathic medicines, bio-pharmaceuticals are achieving medical breakthroughs and thus commercial success. The future for this industry is never-ending as science combines with the ancient wisdom of Mother Nature, bringing innovative nutrition to today’s worlds, for tomorrow’s health.