Gluten Free Vitamin and Supplement Manufacturing Trends
Gluten free has become a common household word in the past five years. But more recently, it has become more of a phenomenon. Mintel, had predicted a 15 to 25 percent annual growth over the next five years for gluten free foods, but with the recession, forecast experts still are predicting 10 to 11 percent growth in 2009 and 2010.
While only about 1 percent of the American population has Celiac Disease (CD), gluten free has become a trend popularized by celebrities and people who are not gluten-sensitive but want to follow a gluten free diet because they believe it is a more healthy way to live. Proponents believe that a gluten free diet will aid weight loss and help with digestive ailments. Although there is no scientific support for the benefits of a gluten free diet gluten free products are chic, to say the least!
Celiac Disease and a Growing Gluten-Sensitive Population
Celiac Disease, as we all know is an auto-immune disease with a genetic disposition. As the population grows, the number of people who acquire CD will logically grow as well. Those who suffer from CD cannot tolerate gluten. In such patients, gluten, a type of protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, triggers an allergic reaction within the small intestine. As a result, the small intestine loses its ability to absorb nutrients leading to nutritional deficiencies and many other health complications. Most CD sufferers are deficient in the B vitamins, Vitamins K and D, minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, essential fatty acids and fiber.
In addition to CD, there are people who are just gluten-sensitive. Those who suffer from Type 1 diabetes, ADD, ADHD or autism also prefer a gluten free diet. This estimated to be about 30 percent of Americans.
Popular Gluten Free Vitamins and Supplement Options Amongst The Gluten Free Community
Although gluten is used in a variety of products, even as a binding agent in medications and health supplement, it was not until 2006 that laws were implemented demanding manufacturers to disclose common allergens that are used in the manufacturing of their products and to print these clearly on their labels. Gluten free vitamin manufacturers or those wanting to manufacture gluten free supplements need to ensure that strict gluten free quality control measures are in place. Gluten free manufacturing requires a high dedication to maintaining a gluten free environment.
The need for scientifically-based nutritional gluten free vitamins and gluten free supplements still exists. GF consumers are in need for supplement nutrition and are always looking for quality products that will suit their needs. Most health experts recommend a high potency multi-vitamin containing a broad spectrum of essential micronutrients, including calcium magnesium, zinc, iron, folic acid, vitamins D and K. Natural or herbal supplements are receiving greater preference. Several herbs and nutrients may help to improve digestion of celiac patients such as ginger, ginko, L-glutamin, CoQ10, and more.
Starting Your Own Gluten Free Vitamin or Supplement Product Line
Building your own gluten free facility with a ton of equipment and developing a gluten free controlled manufacturing process is hard work, not to mention a huge investment.
As quality gluten free vitamin and supplement manufacturers, here’s where Nutricap Labs can help you. We already have the ready infrastructure and can provide you with quality gluten free vitamins and supplements at reasonable costs. This will save you time, money, resources and efforts and leave you free to focus on other aspects of your business. Call us now to find out how we can partner with you in manufacturing superior-quality gluten free vitamins and supplements.
For more information about our gluten free vitamin and supplement manufacturing services, you may submit an online quote or call 1-800 494-6154 to speak with one of our knowledgeable Production Specialists.