The reasons for weight gain are numerous, compounding and complex. But one thing’s for certain: more of us have succumbed to them and the corresponding pounds. In 2012, 69 percent of American adults, 20 years and older, were either overweight or obese, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As people around the globe struggle to control their weight, dietary supplement companies are making big gains. Vitamins and supplements aimed at weight loss recorded nearly USD $780 million in sales in 2013a whopping 16-percent increase from the previous year.
From the Dr. Mehmet Oz-endorsed raspberry ketones to the old standby protein, key weight management ingredients are scientifically proven to help stave cravings and shed pounds.
“There is a constant demand for innovation, which encourages manufacturers to initiate many new projects and fuels their interest for new ingredients," Romain Thevenot, sales manager, Fytexia, said of the weight management market. “The logical consequences of this attractiveness is a very strong competition between consumer brands, and regulations becoming more stringent, with greater attention being paid to safety and efficacy data supporting products."
Read the full article, “Feeding the Weight Management Market," to learn more about popular weight management ingredients, new delivery forms and crafting legal claims.