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Squalene Market Worth 211.7 Million USD by 2021

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PUNE, India, May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

The report Squalene Market Type (Animal-Sourced and Vegetable-Sourced) and by End-Use Industry (Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals & Food) – Global Forecasts to 2021″, published by MarketsandMarkets, The global market is projected to reach USD 211.7 Million by 2021 and is projected to register a CAGR of 10.2% between 2016 and 2021.

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The major drivers for this market are squalene’s beneficial properties on human health and growth in end-use industries such as cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Cosmetic industry will continue to dominate the market

Cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals are the major end-use industries of squalene. Cosmetic is the largest end-use industry for squalene. The demand for squalene containing products is primarily driven by the European and Asia-Pacific markets. Rising consumer awareness for using high quality products and willingness to pay premium prices for high quality products are the major factors driving the market. The increasing spending power of consumers as well as the increasing demand for good quality natural cosmetics has been contributing toward the growth in this market.

Vegetable-sourced squalene the fastest-growing segment

The market for vegetable-sourced squalene is expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period. This is mainly due to its renewable nature, steady availability of raw material, and the skepticism and regulations regarding animal-sourced squalene. The increasing environmental sustainability concerns, regulations, and NGO activities regarding the use of animal-sourced squalene are driving the vegetable-sourced squalene market. Asia-Pacific and North America are expected to witness high growth during the forecast period.

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Increasing demand from Europe accelerates growth of the squalene market

Europe is the leading market for squalene, followed by Asia-Pacific. Europe is estimated to account for the largest share of the market owing to vast potential that can be realized in the near future because of the growth of various end-use industries.

The leading players in the market include Kishimoto Special Liver Oil (Japan), Amyris (U.S.), Sophim (France), Nucelis LLC (U.S.), SeaDragon Marine Oil (New Zealand), Maruha Nichiro Corp. (Japan), Ekiz Olive Oil and Soap Inc. (Turkey), Empresa Figueirrense de Pesca, LDA (Portugal), and VESTAN (Portugal).

The report covers the Squalene Market and its trends in five major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. The market is also analyzed based on type, namely, animal-sourced and vegetable-sourced and on the basis of its various end-use industries such as cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals.

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Phytosterols Market Worth $721.26 Million by 2020

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DALLAS, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

The report “Phytosterols Market by Type (Beta-sitosterol, Campesterol, and Stigmasterol), Application (Food Ingredients, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, and Feed) & by Region – Global Trends & Forecast to 2020″, published by MarketsandMarkets, The global market for Phytosterols was estimated at $438.45 Million in 2014 and is projected to reach $721.26 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 8.7% from 2015 to 2020.

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The market report defines and segments the global Phytosterols Market with an analysis of current demand and forecasted consumption in terms of volume ($million). It also identifies the driving and restraining factors for the global Phytosterols Market with an analysis of trends, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges. The market is segmented on the basis of types and application segments for Phytosterols. The market is segmented and market values are forecasted for the major regions, such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of the World (RoW). The key countries are covered and their market sizes have been forecasted for each region. Further, the market is segmented and market values are forecasted on the basis of types and applications.

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Phytosterols are plant stanols and sterols and found in the fatty tissues of plants. Phytosterols cannot be synthesized by humans and animals due to which they need to be included in the diet. Phytosterols have a chemical structure similar to cholesterol (except for the addition of one ethyl or methyl group); however, the absorption of phytosterols in humans is much lesser that that of cholesterol. Phytosterols are naturally found in all items of plant origin; mainly oils, but also in dried fr

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Tocotrienol, the definitive antioxidant

Tocotrienol Antioxidant

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Tocotrienol, the definitive antioxidant

Bogota (EFE). C.C Pereira, Biochemist and Dean Emeritus of Simon Bolivar de Colombia University, highlighted the anticholesterolemic, dermoprotective, antioxidant andneuroprotective properties of Palm Tocotrienol, a group member of Vitamin E whilst speaking at the EFE Industry Forum, stating that it was “the definitive generation of antioxidants”.

Tocotrienol is an essential nutrient for the body which can only be obtained in very small quantities from certain vegetable oils such as palm, rice bran, barley, achiote or wheat germ. Just as in any other form of Vitamin E it is noted for its potent antioxidant properties. That is, it is highly effective in countering the free radicals which cause “oxidative” processes in the body.

According to the Forum organised by Agencia EFE, recent Scientific investigations identify Tocotrienol as the antioxidant with the greatest properties for health. This is due to its molecular structure which, when compared to Tocoferol or other common forms of Vitamin E, is more flexible with its three double links in its “molecular column”. It is this characteristic which converts Tocotrienol into a unique biocomponent which, in contrast to Tocoferol, means it is not susceptible to being produced chemically or synthetically.

Cardiovascular Health

With regards to Cardiovascular health, Tocotrienol also inhibits the production of cholesterol in the body by acting on the HMGCoA reductase , the rate limiting enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway of cholesterol in the liver, which provides a safer alternative to address LDL in the blood than statins.
Furthermore, it reduces inflammation and the accumulation of Lipids in arteries thereby reducing the concentration of Lipoproteins and Apolipoprotein B thus enabling the flexibility and general good health of the arteries, making Tocotrienol an efficacious preventative treatment against arteriosclerosis and heart attacks.


It is for these reasons that Ohio State University’s Medical Centre has stated that repeated investigations show that this derivative of Vitamin E has the greatest known neuroprotective properties with regards to preventing cerebrovascular damage.

Diabetes, Alzheimers and certain types of cancer are also current fields of investigation.


Alfa-Tocotrienol is between 40 and 60 times more active than Alfa-Tocoferol which means that, although its use in Anti-aging formulas is in its early stages, it is clear that within 5 years it will be prevalent throughout the Cosmetic Industry.

From a dermatological viewpoint, Tocotrienol accumulates in the first layer of the dermis, the Stratum Corneum, thus neutralising the effects of the free radicals in less time and with greater efficacy than Tocoferol. Clinical studies undertaken by Excelvite and Davos, the two largest Asian producers of Tocotrienol, show that, applied topically, Tocotrienol penetrates skin quickly with the greatest concentrations found in the first five microns of the skin. Furthermore, it prevents cellular raging by reversing the effects of oxidative stress in the Fibroblasts and increasing the length of the DNA structures of the skin known as Telomeres.

Skin pigmentation

One of the least known uses of Tocotrienol according to Hector Castro, Director General of Biosa, the first Latin American to use and commercialise Palm Tocotrienols, is found in its ability to reduce skin pigmentation through inhibiting the Tyrosinase in the synthesis of Melanin. One study shows that the production of Melanin is reduced by 45 % making the tocotrienol 100 times more potent than others used as a depigmentation agent, a factor to take into account considering how fast the skin-lightening market is growing with business reaching close to $ 10,000 million in 2015.

Extraction of natural Vitamins from oil, 10 times more profitable than those obtained through refining


Bogota, Feb 8 (EFEEmpresas). In the meeting, presided over by Colombia’s Deputy Minister of Entrepenurial Development, Consuelo M. Ferrero highlighted that “when making a comparison between the market price of 100 litres of palm oil and 100 litres of Tocotrienol, a unique form of Vitamin E obtained from the same oil, Ferrero concluded that “the results speak for themselves and that while 100 litres of oil palm today generate sales of approximately US $92, the same amount of Tocotrienol distributed in cosmetics, for example, generates approximately $ 7,500 ” . Natural bio- oils can be 10 times more profitable than agricultural production or refining. In this the first EFE Forum in Latin America in which the Deputy Minister for Enterprise Development, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia, Mr Daniel Arango, pointed out that Colombian exports in the palm sector grew 10.4% in 2015. Ms. Ferrero anticipated that “the potential for growth and development of Vitamins and Phytonutrients from Palm oil could be enormous in the food sector, especially if we consider that these processes are complementary to those used in refineries. Oil can be produced for human consumption and Bio-components simultaneously without being detrimental to either process.

This is because the Vitamins and Phytonutrients are extracted from the waste residues which are obtained through the refining process. We are talking about an industrial process which is carried out immediately after the crude oil has been refined.

The commercial use of the sources of Vitamin E, Provitamin A, Phytosterols, Squalene, or other derivatives found in some vegetables within the Food, Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Industries are typically found in fortified foods, creams, medicines and vitamin supplements. The growing demand for bio- oils is due to its many qualities which reduce cholesterol, slow cellular ageing, improve eyesight, skin and cardiovascular health. Soft drinks enriched with beta carotene, biscuits, fortified cereals and milk with Phytosterols and Vitamin E, squalene creams and the nutraceuticals market in general are a good indicator of how profitable the Vitamins market could be for oil producers since, according to Euromonitor Research, the growth rate was 8 % in 2014 generating a turnover of $170,000 million USD. This is not surprising when you consider the current drive to delay the consequences of ageing and the health problems of modern society. Ms Ferrero concluded her assessment by stating that this has the potential of revolutionising the oil industry. Currently there are few companies in the world that have this technology yet these companies are working with determination and enthusiasm to break into the market.

palmvit.com is a Spanish Chemical Engineering company specializing in the extraction of Vitamins and Phytonutrients from plant oils such as olive, palm, sunflower and soya . It is currently in the process of building an Extraction Plant in Honduras as well as developing several projects in other parts of the world.

Palm oil: A business opportunity for Latin American countries

EFE Palm Industry Forum

Bogota, Feb 8 (EFE).- Palm oil and the potential of its phytonutrients constitute a business opportunity for Latin American countries, especially Colombia, which is preparing itself for a post-conflict scenario, specialists participating in a conference here on the sector’s prospects agreed on Monday.

Within the framework of the 1st EFE Palm Industry Forum in Bogota, scientists and businessmen emphasized the opportunities afforded by this product in areas such as nutrition, cosmetics and the pharmaceutical industry, among others.

The president of the National Federation of Oil Palm Growers of Colombia, or Fedepalma, Jens Mesa Dishington, said that the sector’s agroindustrial development potential is “immense” now that Colombia “is in the negotiation phase to terminate a conflict” with the FARC guerrilla group.

Mesa said that in Colombia, the world’s fourth-largest palm oil producer and the largest in the Americas, there are already some 500,000 hectares (1.25 million acres) of cropland producing some 1.3 million tons of palm oil in more than 120 municipalities.

“The Colombian government has often said the palm crop is capable of substituting, for example, the coca crop (the raw material of cocaine) because it really permits more stable growing conditions and provides real opportunities for young farmers to find a better future,” he said.

For Spain’s ambassador to Colombia, Ramon Gandarias Alonso de Celis, the palm oil sector is one in which the country “has much knowledge” and where the potential for “enormous development” exists.

Regarding the crop’s potential, Consuelo Ferrero, CEO of Spanish chemical engineering company Palmvit, said that palm oil is “another liquid gold,” given the quantity of phytonutrients it contains and its market value.

Ferrero added that palm oil’s high commercial value is due to the fact that it is a natural product containing a great amount of tocotrienols, an exclusive form of vitamin E with great anti-oxidant and cardiovascular protection properties.

“The numbers speak for themselves. While 100 liters of palm oil would generate about $92 in business, the same quantity of tocotrienol sold to the cosmetics industry, for example, would generate about $7,500,” she said.

Meanwhile, Colombia’s deputy minister for Entrepreneurial Development, Daniel Arango, called on the sector to “increase its productivity,” warning that it has grown in extent but its productivity has not expanded at the same rhythm.

“We must focus ourselves on products with greater value added,” he said.

According to the vice minister, Colombian palm oil exports grew by 10.4 percent in 2015 and he emphasized that there is a “great market opportunity to be opened for (Colombia).”

Agriculture Ministry permanent crops program coordinator William Granados Perez said Colombia expects to add 150,000 hectares (about 370,000 acres) to its palm oil plantations over the next three years.

The expansion is part of the government’s Colombia Siembra Plan, whose goal is to go from 7.1 million hectares (17.5 million acres) to 8.1 million hectares (20 million acres) under cultivation over the next three years, Granados said

He said the Agriculture Ministry “plans to invest 1.6 trillion pesos (about $480 million) in this period.”

Colombian palm oil exports up 10.4 pct


BOGOTA, FEB 8 (EFE). — Colombian palm oil exports increased 10.4 percent in 2015, the Andean nation’s deputy minister for Entrepreneurial Development said Monday.

“We must keep working, the sector must increase its productivity since, although we’ve grown in extent, not at the same rhythm in productivity. We must focus ourselves on products with greater value added,” said Daniel Arango during the 1st EFE Palm Industry Forum.

Arango emphasized the “versatility of palm oil,” which allows it “to be incorporated into different industrial products.”

That versatility enables it to be used in some 250 products in Colombia, he said at the forum organized in collaboration with Palmvit, a Spanish chemical engineering company that specializes in the extraction of vegetable phytonutrients, and the National Federation of Oil Palm Growers of Colombia, or Fedepalma.

This year’s data confirms the need for palm oil producers to focus on “different products for raw oils” so as not to limit themselves “to the reduced margin players,” he said, calling for the country to continue “down this road of innovation.”

Arango emphasized that there is “great market opportunity to be opened for (Colombia),” which is the world’s fourth largest palm oil producer and the largest in Latin America.

“These are the areas of diversification and technological modernization in which our industrial policy is focused,” the deputy minister concluded.

Nota previa a EFE Fórum


Nota previa a EFE Fórum . Fuente EFE

Nuevos modelos de la industria de palma serán debatidos en EFE Fórum Colombia
Bogotá, 5 feb (EFE).- Los nuevos modelos de competitividad y desarrollo del sector de la palma en Colombia serán debatidos en el primer EFE Fórum Industria Palma que se celebrará el próximo lunes en Bogotá con la participación de autoridades, investigadores y empresarios del sector.
Este foro, convocado por la Agencia Efe como una contribución al desarrollo del sector agroindustrial colombiano, contará con la participación del ministro de Agricultura, Aurelio Iragorri Valencia, y del viceministro de Desarrollo Empresarial del Ministerio de Comercio Industria y Turismo, Daniel Arango Ángel.
Estos nuevos modelos están basados en la extracción de las vitaminas y fitonutrientes de la palma, una actividad que, según los especialistas, es diez veces más rentable que el del cultivo y la refinación, así como en la producción de biolubricantes.
El mercado de los fitonutrientes de la palma crece a un ritmo interanual del 7 % y, a pesar de su dinamismo, escasea la oferta, en parte porque la extracción de este subproducto ha estado siempre en manos de un reducido grupo de compañías internacionales.
El negocio de los fitonutrientes genera más de 1.700 millones de dólares al año y gira en torno a los tocotrienoles y tocoferoles (Vitamina E) de la palma, sus carotenos (Vitamina A), esteroles y escualenos, que poseen propiedades antioxidantes, anticolesterogénicas e inmunitarias que se incorporan en alimentos y bebidas funcionales, así como en suplementos vitamínicos y productos cosméticos.
Entre los ponentes invitados están el presidente ejecutivo de la Federación Nacional de Cultivadores de Palma de Aceite (Fedepalma), Jens Mesa Dishington.
Igualmente participarán Héctor Castro, director general de Biosa, primera empresa latinoamericana que apuesta por la extracción y venta de los fitonutrientes de la palma, y la directora general de la compañía española de ingeniería para la extracción de fitonutrientes vegetales Palmvit, Consuelo M. Ferrero, entre otros.
Colombia es el mayor productor de palma de Latinoamérica y con este foro la Agencia Efe estrena en el país una actividad que ha desarrollado con éxito en España y Brasil. EFE

Factores que influyen en el contenido de escualeno, fitoesteroles totales y esterificados en el subproducto …


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Factores que influyen en el contenido de escualeno, fitoesteroles totales y esterificados en el subproducto ácidos grasos destilados de soya para su potencial aprovechamiento

Una necesidad actual de la industria de extracción y refinación de aceite vegetal es la reducción y/o explotación de sus subproductos. Uno de estos, conocido como Ácidos Grasos Destilados de Aceite de Soya (AGDAS), resulta potencialmente valioso para las industrias alimentaria, farmacéutica y cosmética por la presencia de compuestos con actividad biológica favorable, como los fitoesteroles y el escualeno, los primeros como agentes hipocolesterolemiantes y el escualeno como emoliente y humectante. En este trabajo, mediante cromatografía de gases se determinó el contenido de escualeno y fitoesteroles libres y esterificados para evaluar la viabilidad de aprovechamiento de AGDAS como fuente de dichos compuestos y establecer si la procedencia del grano de soya (americano o nacional), la condición de cultivo (Sequía o Normal, años 2011 y 2012 respectivamente) y el grado de calidad del aceite (Genérico o Premium) son factores determinantes en el contenido de dichos compuestos en el subproducto. En conclusión AGDAS representa una fuente viable de fitoesteroles totales con 14.92% p/p, no así de escualeno con 1.75% p/p. La concentración de escualeno está influenciada por la procedencia del grano y la condición de cultivo, mientras que la de fitoesteroles esterificados por el grado de calidad y condición de cultivo. Ninguno de los factores influyó en el contenido de fitoesteroles totales. Esto permite establecer que la composición del subproducto AGDAS no es constante y se justifican protocolos como el de este estudio para su caracterización con fines de aprovechamiento.


Bioavailability of tocotrienols: evidence in human studies


Source: nutritionandmetabolism.biomedcentral.com

As a minor component of vitamin E, tocotrienols were evident in exhibiting biological activities such as neuroprotection, radio-protection, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and lipid lowering properties which are not shared by tocopherols. However, available data on the therapeutic window of tocotrienols remains controversial. It is important to understand the absorption and bioavailability mechanisms before conducting in-depth investigations into the therapeutic efficacy of tocotrienols in humans. In this review, we updated current evidence on the bioavailability of tocotrienols from human studies. Available data from five studies suggested that tocotrienols may reach its target destination through an alternative pathway despite its low affinity for α-tocopherol transfer protein …



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Squalene market

Squalene Market Worth 211.7 Million USD by 2021

Source: PR News / Markets and Markets. PUNE, India, May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Squalene Market Type (Animal-Sourced and Vegetable-Sourced) and by End-Use Industry (Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals...