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Commercial value and economical impact of Lutein.

   The Lutein market is segmented into Pharmaceutical, Nutraceuticals, Food, Pet Foods and Animal Feed and Fish Feed. The Pharmaceutical market is estimated to be about US $190 Million, Nutraceuticals and Food is estimated to be about US $ 175 million annually.

   Apart from the customary Age related Macular Degeneration applications, newer applications are emerging in Cosmetics, Skin Care and as an antioxidant. It is one of the fastest growing areas of the $ 2 Billion Carotenoid market. There are several Lutein ester suppliers, but few pure natural products, namely marigolds. Companies like Indus Biotech PVt. Ltd, Omni Active Health Technologies and Kemin Industries have patents.

Dr. Abhay Kumar
The market size of Lutein is anticipated to grow at an average annual growth rate of over 22%.