The UK probiotics market size was USD 1.78 Billion in 2022 and is likely to reach USD 2.45 Billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 3.6% during 2023–2031. The growth of the market is attributed to increasing use of probiotics for children coupled with increasing use of probiotics as an alternative to antibiotics.
Probiotics are a combination of live beneficial bacteria and yeasts that naturally live in your body. A general recommendation is to choose probiotic products with at least 1 billion colony forming units, and which contain bacteria such as lactobacillus, bifidobacterium or saccharomyces boulardii.
The most common fermented foods that naturally contain probiotics or have probiotics added to them, include yogurt, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles, miso, tempeh, kimchi, and sourdough bread.
Probiotics may contain a variety of microorganisms. The most common bacteria that belong to groups called lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. Different types of probiotic can have different effects. For instance, if a particular type of lactobacillus helps in preventing disease, it does not mean that another type of lactobacillus or any other type of probiotic reaps same results.
UK Probiotics Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities
Prevention and cure of disorders, such as lactose intolerance and inflammatory bowel disease is one of the major drivers that is contributing to the growth of the UK probiotics market.
Increasing levels of consciousness regarding health and wider access to probiotics is expected to augment the market growth.
Complex regulations related to probiotics can restraint the growth of the market.
Several reports indicating infection caused by probiotics can hinder the market growth.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has positively impacted the UK probiotics market. This is due to the fact that people are consuming products that enhance their immune system.
Growing trend of social media marketing is expected to increase the awareness about the probiotics products, creating lucrative opportunities for the industry players during the forecast period.
Scope of UK Probiotics Market Report
The report on the UK probiotics market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
UK probiotics Market - Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast
Types (Animal Feed, Dietary Supplements, and Functional Food and Beverages) and Distribution Channels (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Health Stores/Pharmacies, Online Retail Stores, and Others)
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
Nestle, Danone, Actimel, Activia, Yakult, Lifeway Foods Inc., Bright Dairy (Bright Foods), and Biogaia.
UK Probiotics Market Segment Insights
Functional Food and Beverages segment to grow at a rapid pace
Based on types, the market is divided into animal feed, dietary supplements, and functional food and beverages. The functional food and beverages segment is anticipated to account for a key market share and is anticipated to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period. Increasing health and wellness trends, growing consumer interest for functional food, particularly probiotics that can support digestive health, and the growing application of probiotics in yogurt are anticipated to fuel the segment growth.
Functional food and beverages are the foremost healthy foods, but it's differentiated on the basis of specific health-promoting or disease-preventing properties. The dietary supplements segment is expected to exhibit a high CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing inclination toward fitness activities is driving the segment growth. Moreover, rising awareness about dietary supplements is expected to propel the growth of the market segment.
Health stores/pharmacies segment to account a major market share
Based on distribution channels, the market is divided into supermarkets/hypermarkets, health stores/pharmacies, online retail stores, and others. The health stores/pharmacies segment is anticipated to account for a major share due to rising inclination toward consumption of healthy products. Growing number of pharmacies, expanding probiotics supplements industry, and increasing awareness regarding digestive health, immunity, and overall wellness are fueling the segment growth. Moreover, growing incidence of diabetes and obesity and increasing demand for non-dairy probiotics food products are driving the growth of the market segment.
The UK Probiotics have been segmented on the basis of
- Animal Feed
- Dietary Supplements
- Functional Food
- Health Stores/Pharmacies
- Online Retail Stores
- Lifeway Foods Inc.
- Bright Dairy (Bright Foods)
The major players of the market are Nestle, Danone, Actimel, Activia, Yakult, Lifeway Foods Inc., Bright Dairy (Bright Foods), and Biogaia.
Companies are investing in product innovation, acquisition, and partnering with the companies to introduce products to cater to the changing consumer requirements of probiotic products.