Dublin, Oct. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets
(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9rwr3f/vitamins_global) has announced the addition of the "Vitamins - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Vitamins in US$ Thousand by the following Product Segments: Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K. Specific End-Use Segments also analyzed are Animal Feed Additives, Cosmetics, Food, and Pharmaceuticals. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 200 companies including many key and niche players such as Adisseo France S.A.S, Aland (Jiangsu) Nutraceutical Co., Ltd., Archer Daniels Midland Co., Bactolac Pharmaceutical, Inc., BASF SE, CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., Lonza Group Ltd., North China Pharmaceutical Corporatioon, Vertellus Specialties Inc., Zhejiang Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Medicine Company Ltd., and Zhejiang NHU Co. Ltd. Pharmaceutical Companies offering Vitamins also profiled in the report include Attrium Innovations, Inc., Avid Health Inc., BoehringerIngelheim Consumer Health Care, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, NBTY, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., Alacer Corp., Ferrosan Holdings A/S, Pharmavite LLC, Sanofi, Schiff Nutrition International, Inc., and Thorne Research Inc.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
  • Types I-4
  • Vitamin A I-4
  • Vitamin B Complex I-4
  • Vitamin C I-4
  • Vitamin D I-4
  • Vitamin E I-4
  • Vitamin K I-4
  • End-use Segments I-5
  • Animal Feed Additives I-5
  • Cosmetics I-5
  • Food I-5
  • Pharmaceuticals I-5

II. Executive Summary


  • Prelude II-1
  • Global Vitamins Market Snapshots II-3
  • Recession in Retrospect and the Road Ahead II-4


  • Aging World Population Boosting Vitamin Sales II-6
  • China: A Leading Producer and Consumer of Vitamins Worldwide II-8
  • Leading Chinese Vitamin Producers II-9
  • Vitamin and Dietary Supplements Market in China II-9
  • A US Court Charges Two Chinese Vitamin C Makers for Price Fixing II-10
  • Human Healthcare Vitamins to Drive Future Growth II-10
  • Multivitamins Retain Upper Hand over Single-Vitamins II-11
  • Herbal Supplements and Functional Foods Offer Stiff Competition to Vitamin Supplements II-12
  • Pharma, Nutritional and Consumer Product Companies Rule the Vitamins and Supplements Market II-13
  • Novel Delivery Systems for Vitamins II-14
  • Internet Emerges as an Effective Sales Channel II-15
  • Regionalization of Global Brands: Business Case for Vitamins II-15
  • Preventive Medicines Boosts Demand for B Vitamins II-15
  • Vitamin D to Make a Mark in the Functional Foods Market II-16
  • High Entry Barriers for Synthetic Vitamin E Oil Production II-16
  • Vitamin E in Cosmetic Application: A Bright Future II-17
  • Increasing Popularity of Vitamin E as Health Supplement II-17
  • Functional Foods: The New Forte for Vitamin K2 II-18
  • Key Trends & Drivers in Animal Nutrition II-18
  • Demand for Feed-Grade Vitamins to Rise Steadily II-18


  • DSM and BASF: Two Largest Vitamin Companies Worldwide II-21
  • Presence of Select Leading Players in the Global Fat Soluble Vitamins Market II-21
  • Presence of Select Leading Players in Water Soluble Vitamins Market II-21
  • Competitive Scenario by Vitamin Type II-22



  • Definition II-28
  • Primary End-Uses of Vitamins in Human and Animal Nutrition Markets II-28
  • Vitamins and Discovery Dates II-29
  • Vitamins Supply Chain II-30
  • Classification by Type II-31
  • Vitamin A (Retinol) II-31
  • Deficiency II-31
  • Safety II-31
  • Benefits II-31
  • B-Vitamins II-31
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) II-31
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) II-32
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin/Niacinamide) II-32
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) II-32
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) II-32
  • Biotin (Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H) II-33
  • Folic Acid (Vitamin B9 or Folacin) II-33
  • Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamine) II-33
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) II-33
  • Vitamin D II-34
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol) II-34
  • Vitamin K II-34
  • Classification Based on Solubility II-35
  • Fat-Soluble Vitamins II-35
  • Water-Soluble Vitamins II-36
  • Classification Based on Composition II-38
  • Classification Based on Derivation II-38
  • Classification Based on Dosage II-38
  • Key End-Use Applications for Vitamins II-38
  • Animal Feed Additives II-38
  • Vitamin A II-39
  • Carotenoids II-39
  • Vitamin B II-39
  • Riboflavin II-39
  • Choline II-39
  • Vitamin B6 II-39
  • Vitamin B12 II-39
  • Niacin II-40
  • Pantothenic Acid II-40
  • P-Aminobenzoic Acid II-40
  • Vitamin C II-40
  • Vitamin D II-40
  • Vitamin E II-40
  • Vitamin K II-41
  • Human Food Supplements & Personal Care Market II-41
  • Food II-41
  • Hazards Associated with Excess Consumption of Vitamins II-41
  • Pharmaceuticals II-42
  • Cosmetics II-42


  • Life Extension Offers FAST-C® Formulation of Vitamin C II-43
  • Island Abbey Foods Introduces New Range of Honibe Honey Vitamins™ II-43
  • Vitalife to Introduce New Range of Minerals and Vitamins II-43
  • To Go Brands Introduces Children Vitamins, VitaRocks II-43
  • Diet Doc Introduces New Delivery Method of Vitamin B12 for Weight Loss II-44
  • Nordic Naturals® Launches New Vitamin D3 Products II-44
  • Lipotriad Launches Lipotriad Vision Support Eye Vitamin II-44
  • Nutri-Align Introduces Nutri-Align Multivit II-45
  • Hokutou Holdings International Unveils Vitamins A and D Supplements II-45
  • Kirkman® Group Launches Vitamin D 4000 IU Capsules II-45
  • Champion Nutrition Unveils New Range of Sports Nutrition Products II-46
  • EBOOST Rolls Out Vitamin-Infused Energy Shot II-46
  • Nordic Naturals Releases Chewable Vitamin D3 Gummies II-46
  • Pharmacy Plus Introduces Reload Multivitamins Range II-46
  • BocaGreenMD Introduces Prena 1 Range of Prenatal Multivitamins II-46
  • Natures Bounty Launches Optimal Solutions Range of Vitamins II-47
  • Upsher-Smith Laboratories Launches Nexa Plus Capsules II-47
  • Period Vitamin Unveils New Hormone Balancer II-47
  • Nouveau Life Pharmaceuticals Launches New Supplement Product II-47
  • Eternal Lifestyles Introduces Eternal Nutraceuticals™ Product Range II-48
  • Bluebonnet Nutrition Introduces Line of Vitamins II-48
  • Carlson Laboratories Introduces New Super Daily D3 II-48
  • Hero Nutritionals Launches New Sugar-Free Gummy Multivitamin II-48
  • Vplenish Nutritionals Launches New Taste-Free Vitamin Boost II-48
  • Roche Introduces Fully-Automated Vitamin D Total Assay II-49
  • Genesis Today Introduces New Superfruit Gummy Vitamins Line II-49
  • PureandHealthy Introduces All-Natural Daily Vitamin Supplements II-49
  • XANGO Introduces New Global Brand Logo and New Nutrition Products Range II-49
  • VRKSH Marketing Introduces Totalf!t Nutritional Food Supplement II-50
  • Native Remedies Launches NR Essentials™ Range of Vitamin and Supplements II-50
  • Superior Source Launches Triple K MicroLingual Tablets II-50
  • Vital Health Launches Vital Essence Range II-50
  • Noor Pharmaceuticals Introduces New Halal Vitamins Range II-51
  • Alacer Launches Emergen-C Kidz Vitamin Drink Mixes II-51
  • Davos Life Science Launches Natural e3 Vitamin E Product II-51
  • SternVitamin Launches SternVit E 50% SD, a New Fat-Soluble Vitamin II-51
  • Solgar Launches Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) II-52
  • Pfizer Launches New Advanced GOLD Line of Children Nutrition Products II-52
  • Principle Healthcare Introduces New Portfolio of Vitamin and Mineral Products II-52
  • McNeil Unveils B Vitamins Enriched Splenda Essentials No Calorie Sweetener Products II-52
  • DSM Launches Essentials for Kids and Teens Health Benefit Solution II-52
  • Sedona Labs Introduces Vitamin Enriched XanthaView™ Vision Formula II-53
  • Molton Brown Unveils Novel Vitalising Vitamin Products II-53
  • Life Time Fitness Launches New Chewable Multivitamin Products for Children II-53
  • LycoRed Introduces Vitamin D3 for Beverages II-53
  • Upsher-Smith Laboratories Introduces New Prenatal Vitamin Nexa Select Rx II-54
  • Tahitian Noni Launches Fit, a Novel Multivitamin Product Line II-54
  • GBG Introduces GBG 10 Vitamin II-54
  • Pfizer Introduces Caltrate Soft Chews II-54
  • Frutarom Introduces uniK2 Natural Vitamin K2 II-55
  • Coca-Cola Launches New vitaminwaterstur-D Drink II-55
  • Dabur India Launches New Vitamin and Mineral Health Supplement Brand Nutrigo II-55
  • Lallemand Rolls Out Lalmin Vita D, Yeast-Based Health Product II-55
  • Hormel Foods Specialty Products Launches ETERNA OMEGASOURCE II-55
  • Nutri-Health Introduces Vitamin D3 Plus Prebiotics and D-5000 Formula II-56
  • Cargill Launches New Equine Feeds under the Nutrena® Brand II-56
  • Megafood Introduces One Daily, a Multivitamin for Children II-56
  • Danisco Introduces ActivK MK-7, a Long Chained Menaquinone Vitamin K II-56
  • Kappa Unveils K2Vital, a Soy Free Variation of Vitamin K2 II-57
  • The Body Shop Introduces Natrulift and Vitamin-C Skincare Products II-57
  • Vance Group Rolls Out Vance Tocotrienol II-57
  • Paddock Introduces Vitamin D Capsules II-57
  • AxxessPharma Enters into a License Agreement for Vitamin D-3 Capsule II-57
  • Jarrow Formulas® Introduces 5000 IU Vitamin D3 II-57
  • Drugstore.com Introduces VitaminEmporium.com II-58
  • Lip Smackers Launches New Lip Balm Line Vitaminschtick® II-58
  • Presperse Launches Pro-vitamin B6 Panadoxine P II-58
  • Upsher-Smith Launches PreNexa Rx Prenatal Vitamins with New Formulation II-58
  • Continental Vitamins Launches MicroLingual B-12 II-58
  • Source Naturals Launches Vitamin D-3 in 2,000 IU and 5,000 IU II-59
  • Rainbow Light® Nutritional Systems Launches New Certified Organics™ Multivitamin Line II-59
  • Kappa BioSciences Introduces Novel Vitamin K2 MK-7 II-59
  • Upsher-Smith Launches PreNexa Rx Prenatal Vitamins New Formulation II-59
  • Valensa Introduces Vitamin D3 Enriched Eye Pro MD™ II-60
  • Mission Pharmacal Unveils CitraNatal Harmony Prenatal Vitamins II-60
  • Bausch & Lomb Launches PreserVision Eye Vitamin and Mineral Supplement in the US II-60
  • Nutrilite Introduces Vitamin D3 2000 IU plus Vitamin K2 II-60
  • DSM Develops Quali-D Vitamin D II-60


  • DSM Nutritional Products Takes Over Bayer's Vitamin Premix Business II-61
  • OPKO Health Inks Definitive Agreement with Cytochroma II-61
  • Vitamin Shoppe Collaborates with Reprico to Open a New Store in Panama II-61
  • DSM Acquires Tortuga II-61
  • Liquid Nutrition Group Announces US Expansion Plans II-61
  • Vitamin Shoppe Acquires Super Supplements II-62
  • Nattopharma Acquires Minority Stake in Vitasynth II-62
  • Reckitt Benckiser and Schiff Nutrition Ink a Merger Agreement II-62
  • Royal DSM Takes Over Fortitech II-62
  • Church & Dwight Acquires Avid Health II-63
  • Mid Europa Partners Takes Over Stake in Walmark II-63
  • Banyan Acquires PurityLife from SunOpta II-63
  • Valeant Takes Over Assets of Swiss Herbal Remedies II-63
  • Sun Capital Partners Takes Over CornerStone Research & Development II-63
  • Pfizer Takes Over Alacer II-63
  • Kappa Bioscience Receives Approval for K2Vital from German Food Safety Agency II-64
  • Nattopharma and Indevex Biotech Ink Supply Agreement II-64
  • Jubilant Life Sciences Commences Operations at New Production Facility in Gujarat II-64
  • Sanofi Group to Take over Unit of Universal Medicare II-64
  • GNC Holdings to Takeover LuckyVitamin.com II-64
  • Nattopharma Enters into Supply Agreement with Faun Pharma II-65
  • Monitor Clipper Partners Takes Over Pharmetics II-65
  • Dishman Netherlands Enters into Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Charles Bowman II-65
  • ADM Alliance Nutrition Establishes New Feed Premix Plant II-65
  • Build Nutrition and Vitamin Angels Enter into Partnership II-66
  • DSM Takes Over Vitatene S.A.U. II-66
  • Iconic Brands Takes Over SBSI II-66
  • US Farms Enters into Partnership with Natural Supplements and Vitamins II-67
  • First Clinical Study on Corneal Collagen Cross Linking Commences in the US II-67
  • Adcock Ingram Holdings Takes Over Nutrilida Healthcare II-67
  • Danisco and Kappa Collaborate for New Vitamin K2 MK-7 II-67
  • VitaminSpice Gets a $5 Million Supply Order form West & Associates LLC II-68
  • NattoPharmato Supply MenaQ7 to European Company II-68
  • Cytochroma Commences Phase II B Trial of CTAP101 Capsules in CKD Patients II-68
  • ICV Capital Partners Acquires Stauber Performance II-68
  • MusclePharm Establishes 400 Vitamin World Retail Outlets II-68
  • ChromaDex Signs Agreement with Kappa Bioscience II-69
  • Sanofi-Aventis Forays into Chinese Vitamin OTC Market II-69
  • Topical BioMedics Inks Contract with The Vitamin Shoppe II-69
  • DSM Enters into Collaboration with Brain II-69
  • ACO Hud AB Takes Over J&J Consumer Nordic's ACO Vitamin and Nutritional Supplements Range II-70
  • Chugai Obtains Positive Results in Phase III study of Vitamin D3 derivative II-70
  • AxxessPharma Enters License Agreement for Vitamin D-3 Capsule II-70
  • Carolina Natural Health Center Partners with Hmedicine.com II-70
  • PetSmart® Partners with GNC for Pet Dietary Supplements II-70
  • Gnosis Enters into Partnership and Distribution Agreement with NattoPharma II-71
  • Instaflex Partners General Nutrition Centers II-71
  • Anlit Enters Agreement with Polpharma II-71
  • DSM Takes Over Microbia II-71
  • Emisphere Teams Up with Novartis for Drug Development II-72
  • SensoryEffects Acquires Cargill Liquid Vitamin Business II-72
  • Carlyle Group Acquires NBTY II-72
  • Novus Acquires IQF Group II-73
  • Lonza to Establish Nicotinates Production Plant II-73
  • National Pharmaceutical to Take Over Vida Pharma II-73
  • NattoPharma Signs Distribution Agreement with Gnosis II-73
  • Mach Completes White Hat Brands Acquisition II-74
  • SOHM Ventures into Specific Product Category II-74
  • Inverness Divests Nutritional and Vitamin Supplement Operations II-74


  • Vitamin Manufacturers II-75
  • Adisseo France S.A.S (France) II-75
  • Aland (Jiangsu) Nutraceutical Co., Ltd. (China) II-75
  • Archer Daniels Midland Co. (US) II-75
  • Bactolac Pharmaceutical, Inc. (US) II-76
  • BASF SE (Germany) II-76
  • CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited (Hong Kong) II-77
  • DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. (Switzerland) II-77
  • Lonza Group Ltd. (Switzerland) II-78
  • North China Pharmaceutical Corporation (China) II-78
  • Vertellus Specialties Inc. (US) II-79
  • Zhejiang Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (China) II-79
  • Zhejiang Medicine Company Ltd (China) II-79
  • Zhejiang NHU Co. Ltd. (China) II-80
  • Pharmaceutical Companies Offering Vitamins II-80
  • Attrium Innovations, Inc. (Canada) II-80
  • Avid Health Inc. (US) II-81
  • BoehringerIngelheim Consumer Health Care (Germany) II-81
  • GlaxoSmithKline Plc (UK) II-81
  • NBTY, Inc. (US) II-82
  • Pfizer, Inc. (US) II-82
  • Alacer Corp (US) II-82
  • Ferrosan Holdings A/S (Denmark) II-83
  • Pharmavite LLC (US) II-83
  • Sanofi (France) II-83
  • Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. (US) II-84
  • Thorne Research Inc. (US) II-84


III. Market








IV. Competitive Landscape

Total Companies Profiled: 200 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 218)

  • The United States (90)
  • Canada (6)
  • Japan (8)
  • Europe (65)
  • - France (4)
  • - Germany (10)
  • - The United Kingdom (7)
  • - Italy (1)
  • - Rest of Europe (43)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (41)
  • Latin America (3)
  • Africa (2)
  • Middle East (3)

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