Sports Nutrition Market Outlook 2031
The global sports nutrition market size was around USD 13.09 Billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 32.41 Billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 10.6% during the forecast period, 2023–2031. The growth of the market is attributed to increasing number of consumers focusing on self-care and fitness activities.
According to the International Diabetes Federation, 463 million adults aged 20 to 79 had diabetes in 2019, with the number expected to rise to 700 million by 2045. During the forecast period, all of these factors are forecast to expand participation in fitness activities and drive consumption of various supplements, including sports nutrition products.
The market is being driven by an increasing awareness of the availability of sports nutrition products. Furthermore, consumers are educating themselves regarding the benefits of various ingredients and supplements from various sources. According to a research reported by Friesland Campina Ingredients, in 2020, 45% of consumers is expected to seek nutritional information from gyms and personal trainers, while 53% of them is anticipated to seek information friends and family.
According to the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Assocation (IHRSA), in 2019, 73.6 million people in the US were part of health clubs. Athletes are focusing on achieving dietary requirements while engaging in physical exercise in order to improve their performance. This, in turn, is expected to drive the market for nutritional supplements. Market participants are introducing new flavors, ingredients, and technology to expand their market share.
Sports Nutrition Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities
- Growing awareness of the increased risk of serious illness in COVID-19 patients who have obesity, diabetes, or heart disease is expected to spur the market growth.
- Rising prevalence of diabetes and incidence of obesity is anticipated to propel the growth of the market.
- Increasing number of people following an active lifestyle is projected to boost the market growth during the forecast period.
- Expanding consumer demand for nutritional products containing plant-based ingredients and products that provide immunity-boosting benefits are positively influence the market growth.
Scope of Sports Nutrition Market Report
The report on the global sports nutrition market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
Sports Nutrition Market - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast
Types (Sports Drinks [Isotonic, Hypotonic, and Hypertonic], Sports Supplements [Probiotics, Omega-3, Carbohydrates, Protein, Vitamin, Minerals, and Amino Acids], Sports Foods [Protein Bars, Energy Bars, and Protein Gel]), Distribution Channels (E-commerce and Brick & Mortar)
Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
PepsiCo., Abbott, Clif Bar & Company, Science in Sport, TheHut.com Ltd., Cardiff Sports Nutrition Limited, Iovate Health Sciences International, Inc., Coca-Cola Company, Glanbia plc, Muscle Pharm, Bountiful Company, Post Holdings, Inc., and BA Sports Nutrition, LLC.
Sports Nutrition Market Segment Insights
Product Type Segment Analysis
Based on product types, the market is segregated into sports drink, sports supplements, and sports foods. The sports drinks segment is further divided into isotonic, hypotonic, and hypertonic. The sports supplement segment is classified as probiotics, omega-3, carbohydrates, protein, vitamin, minerals, and amino acids. Moreover, the sports food segment is further segmented into protein bars, energy bars, and protein gel.
The sports supplement segment is expected to account for a key market share during the forecast period owing to increasing use of supplement among athletes and gym members for a variety of reasons, including endurance, strength gain, muscular growth, recuperation, energy, weight management, immune enhancement, and cognitive restoration.
However, the sports foods segment is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period owing to the increasing adoption of protein and energy bars as healthy ready-to-eat snacks. In 2020, the sports supplements segment dominated the market, accounting for more than 80% of the total revenue.
The easy availability of sports supplements in various flavors and ingredients by top retailers such as Bodybuilding.com, Walmart, and Amazon is driving the segment growth. Furthermore, the availability of vegan- and plant-based supplements is increasing sports supplement adoption across the globe.
Furthermore, the development of innovative sports food products to gain a competitive advantage is propelling the segment growth worldwide. For instance, Clif Bar expanded its product portfolio in June 2018 with the introduction of two new energy bars to the market, namely Clif Fruit Smoothie Filled Energy Bar and Clif Sweet & Salty Energy Bar.
Distribution Channel Segment Analysis
On the basis of distribution channels, the sports nutrition market is segregated into e-commerce and brick & mortar. The brick and mortar segment is expected to constitute a significant market share owing to presence of huge range of sports nutrition items that are readily available in physical stores. In 2020, the brick and mortar segment accounted for more than 75% of total revenue.
Furthermore, these stores are employing a variety of techniques in order to attract more customers and obtain a competitive advantage. For instance, The Vitamin Shoppe opened a new store in New Jersey, the US, in October 2019.
It features digital product guides, individualized health assessments, mobile POS checkout, supplement sampling machines, and body composition analysis stations. Additionally, in January 2021, The Vitamin Shoppe opened its first store in Vietnam in collaboration with Kim Lien Group.
On the other hand, the e-commerce segment is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period owing to rapid technological adoption and increasing e-commerce activities. Furthermore, due to the spread of the COVID-19 and the resulting lockdowns have increased the online sales.
According to a survey undertaken by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the Netcomm Suisse e-Commerce Association, the online purchase of pharmaceutical and health items climbed by 9% in 2020.
In terms of regions, the market is categorized as Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. The market in Europe is anticipated to expand at an impressive CAGR during the forecast period. The regional market growth is attributed to increasing public awareness about physical fitness, healthy lifestyle, weight loss, and nutrition goods.
Furthermore, many initiatives by important stakeholders aimed at promoting the uptake of sports nutrition products in the Europe is gaining the market traction. For instance, Westomatic launched a contactless sports nutrition drink dispenser in January 2021, which can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
On the other hand, North America dominated the sports nutrition market in 2020, accounting for almost 60% of the total revenue. This is due to rising health consciousness as well as the widespread availability of sports nutrition products.
According to a survey done in September 2020 by Optimum Nutrition, a sports nutrition company, 62% of the people in the US are concerned about their overall health. Furthermore, government-sponsored nutrition and exercise efforts are boosting market growth in the region. The President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (PCSFN) is a US Advisory Committee dedicated to encourage Americans to engage in physical exercise and eat healthily.
The global sports nutrition market has been segmented on the basis of
- Sports Drinks
- Sports Supplements
- Omega -3
- Amino Acids
- Sports Foods
- Protein Bars
- Energy Bars
- Protein Gel
- Brick & Mortar
- Asia Pacific
- North America
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Clif Bar & Company
- Science in Sport
- TheHut.com Ltd.
- Cardiff Sports Nutrition Limited
- Iovate Health Sciences International, Inc.
- Coca-Cola Company
- Glanbia plc
- Muscle Pharm
- Bountiful Company
- Post Holdings, Inc.
- BA Sports Nutrition, LLC
Key players competing in the sports nutrition market include PepsiCo., Abbott, Clif Bar & Company, Science in Sport, TheHut.com Ltd., Cardiff Sports Nutrition Limited, Iovate Health Sciences International, Inc., Coca-Cola Company, Glanbia plc, Muscle Pharm, Bountiful Company, Post Holdings, Inc., and BA Sports Nutrition, LLC.
To obtain a competitive advantage, key players are introducing innovative products. For instance, In January 2020, Nutry, a Brazil-based company, introduced a vanilla flavored post-workout protein bar. Herbalife Nutrition introduced Herbalife 24 - BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) powder to the sports product line, in July 2019.
The product contains branched-chain amino acids, which aid in rapid recovery, lean muscle retention, and muscle growth following the exercise routine. The product is gluten-free, caffeine-free, and free of artificial tastes and sweeteners, allowing athletes to absorb only the nutrients required for peak performance.
- In September 2020, Lonza launched TWK10, a probiotic for sports nutrition products TWK10 is a Lactobacillus Plantarum strain isolated from Taiwanese Kimchi that aids in athletic performance by improving energy harvesting and muscle endurance.
- In October 2020, Synergy launched a variety of flavors for plant-based protein products, including vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate, as well as other coffee-based and dessert-inspired flavors.
- In May 2020, Orgain introduced plant-based organic protein powders, such as organic sport protein powder, organic sports recovery powder, and organic sport energy powder.