AltaBioscience is Sponsoring Food Matters Live Trend Panel:
Immune Health Supplements in 2023
AltaBioscience, in partnership with Food Matters Live, is pleased to sponsor the online trend panel “A taste of Trends: Immune Health Supplements in 2023” happening on Thursday 6th October 2022 – 14:30-16:00 BST.
This much anticipated and informative panel discussion, with acknowledged thought-leaders from both academia and data analysis industries will cover new products and advancements in this research area and look into what is currently driving consumers to purchase immune health supplements.
The immune system is the body’s natural defence system to fight against pathogens, and many factors such as tiredness, stress, obesity or poor nutrition can impact our immunity. Although a healthy diet is key to nurturing a strong immune system, the consumption of nutritional supplements is a convenient way to ensure all nutritional needs are met.
In recent years, the global pandemic has boosted consumers’ interest in the consumption of supplements that provide health benefits such as strengthening the immune system or reducing the risk of illnesses. This is seen in the rapidly growing global market of immune health supplements which is expected to reach US $29 billion by 2027, almost double the 2020 market value1. But it is not just the pandemic that has been a driving factor in this surge of use of immune health supplements.
AltaBioscience, which delivers rapid amino acid analysis for the food, drinks and nutraceutical industries, has also seen an increase in requests for the analysis of nutritional supplements in recent years. Amino acids are necessary for metabolic processes and to produce muscles, neurotransmitters and hormones. Although we can synthesise a certain number of amino acids, others must come from our diet. Determining the amino acid profile of food, raw ingredients and nutritional supplements is, therefore, key to guaranteeing their quality and ensuring that no essential amino acids are lacking.
Marion Peak, managing director at AltaBioscience, said: “As consumers are becoming more aware of illnesses, healthy living and wellbeing, there is a growing interest in maintaining a healthy lifestyle for health and wellness. The use of supplements and superfoods to support a strong immune system or to enhance the body’s functions is certainly rising in popularity amongst
AltaBioscience’s two amino acid testing services provide quantification of all 20 natural amino acids as well as some non-standard amino acids. Its total amino acid service quantifies the amino acids bound within proteins along with those present as individual unbound units, and the free amino acid service determines the amount of each amino acid not bound to a protein – information that is particularly important in the analysis of taurine in nutritional sports supplements.
Read more about our amino acid analysis service.
AltaBioscience provides amino acid analysis, protein sequencing and custom peptide synthesis services globally. With a heritage dating back to 1973, the company serves an international customer base that includes academic, pharmaceutical, healthcare and food industry-related researchers, and product development specialists.
AltaBioscience is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 by UKAS, the National Accreditation Body for the United Kingdom, for its demonstrated expertise, technical ability and commitment to quality in both amino acid analysis and N-terminal protein sequencing.
Meet the Panelists
Philip Calder, Professor of Nutritional Immunology and Head of School of Human Development and Health, University of Southampton
Marie Lewis, Associate Professor of Gut Immunology and Microbiology, Food Microbial Sciences Unit, University of Reading
1.Global Immune Health Products Market, By Source, By Processed State, By Type, By Form, By Function, By Distribution Channel, Estimation & Forecast, 2017 – 2027 (researchandmarkets.com)