Views: 29 Author: Golden Horizon (Chengdu) Technology Co., Ltd. Publish Time: 2019-04-28 Origin: Golden Horizon (Chengdu) Technology Co., Ltd.
Herbal supplements are food additives that are extracted from a mixture of single or multiple herbs. Recently, the American Plants Committee (ABC) released the 2017 Herbal Report, which achieved rapid growth in the US herbal supplement market in 2017, with a growth rate of 7.5% and a market size of US$6.92 billion. Among them, the sales of mainstream channels increased by 1.5% year-on-year to 943 million US dollars; the natural channel reached 4%, and the total sales amounted to 365 million US dollars.
The development of the herbal supplement industry is inseparable from the importance people attach to health. In recent years, people have realized that there may be side effects of chemical synthetic products, and they have a sense of trust in natural plant extracts. The herbal supplements popular in different countries are also very different. The European and American markets prefer cranberry; the Chinese market prefers ginkgo leaves, ganoderma lucidum and ginseng; India is the largest import market for turmeric. So which plant extracts are most popular in the US market?
Cranberry is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, anthocyanidin, hippuric acid, catechin, vaccinin, etc. It has very good antioxidant function and is one of the most popular health ingredients in the United States. It is added in snacks, drinks, and yogurt.
In the past 20 years, a series of scientific studies have confirmed the various health effects of cranberry. Cranberry is rich in antioxidant polyphenols, which improves urinary system, prevents urinary tract infections; softens capillaries, eliminates eye fatigue, improves vision; delays cranial nerve aging; treats capillary immune diseases caused by diabetes; Heart function; anti-cancer effect.
Echinacea is a popular medicinal herb in the United States and one of the best-selling health foods. The main ingredient of Echinacea extract, cichoric acid, is the most widely used medicinal plant and is commonly used for colds, toothaches, snake bites and other injuries. The United States has used it as an alternative medicine for strengthening the immune system and clearing blood for many years, especially during the seasons of seasonal changes and cold coughing.
Some teas, ointments, pills, and juices in the European and American markets contain echinacea extract, which is often used in combination with other herbs and fruits.
The Garcinia Cambogia extract is a peel extract of the plant Garcinia Cambogia, and the active ingredient is HCA (hydroxycitric acid). HCA inhibits the synthesis of fat, promotes the burning of fatty acids, reduces the intake of food, and achieves the effect of slimming and losing weight. It is one of the most ideal and healthiest weight loss health care materials.
Garcinia Cambogia extract is a very popular dietetic ingredient in Europe and the United States, but because it only works in the case of excessive intake of carbohydrates, it is more suitable for Orientals who eat starch. In other words, it is more suitable for Chinese people to use it to lose weight than Europeans and Americans. It is believed that the Garcinia Cambogia extract will have great development prospects in China.
The green tea extract is an active ingredient extracted from green tea leaves, and mainly includes tea polyphenols (catechins) and the like. It has anti-oxidation and scavenging free radicals. As a natural antioxidant, tea polyphenols have been widely used in the food industry. In addition, tea polyphenols have reduced blood fat, anti-oxidation, anti-tumor, bactericidal and detoxification, hangover, and health-improving functions. It has become a nutritional supplement that is used in large quantities.
Black cohosh extract Black cohosh extract, also known as rattlesnake root, is a rhizome extract of black cohosh, which is brownish black powder.
The main active ingredient is a terpene glycoside. Black cohosh produces estrogen-like effects that regulate endocrine balance, which helps relieve menopausal symptoms such as insomnia, hot flashes, back pain, and emotional out of control. At least eight special trial reports have shown that using “black cohosh” to improve the accompanying symptoms of menopausal women is safe and effective. Therefore, many doctors in the clinic recommend high-concentration extracts of black cohosh to menopausal women. In addition to effective treatment of menopausal syndrome, black cohosh extract has a certain relief effect on arthritis and osteoporosis.
Ginger is a plant for both medicine and food. The active ingredients of ginger extract are gingerol, zingiberene, myrrhene, α-curcumene, linalool, oleic acid and α-borneol, and various amino acids.
Ginger root is widely used as a digestive aid for mild stomach discomfort and is recommended by professional herbalists to help prevent or treat nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness, pregnancy, etc. It has the functions of strengthening stomach and stomach ulcer, gallbladder, protecting liver, strengthening heart, inhibiting platelet aggregation, preventing halo, anti-tumor, central inhibition, enhancing immunity, antibacterial, insecticidal and anti-inflammatory, and also has strong antioxidant capacity. . The valerian extract of valerian extract is extracted from the dried roots and rhizomes of valerian, and the valerian root contains dozens of active ingredients. The pharmacological effects mainly include antidepressant function; sedative, hypnotic and anticonvulsant effects; Antibacterial, antiviral, antitumor effects, etc.
In addition, turmeric extract, barley grass extract, aloe extract, elderberry extract, and milk thistle extract are also popular herbal supplements. While the decline in sales of the varieties in the herbal supplement market has further expanded, some herbal ingredients have declined in sales, such as green coffee extract, Rhodiola rosea extract and acai berry extract.