We asked some market leaders what’s happening in the anti-aging sector, and what it will take to grow it. Introducing Danielle Black, sales and marketing rep for Scoular, distributor of Naticol, and Shanna Smith, business development manager of Ingredient Technologies at Glanbia Nutritionals
Fi:What is the outlook for the anti-aging sector?
DB: We have seen a marked increase in inquiries about anti-aging ingredients in the last two years. We distribute Naticol in North America only, but beauty supplements do well in Japan, Southeast Asia and Europe.
SS:I think there’s a lot untapped out there, and that it is nowhere close to its peak.
Fi:What is the biggest challenge anti-aging ingredients face?
DB:Women need to be able to experience an effect they can see in the mirror. Cosmetics can provide something quickly, but supplements such as Naticol have a challenge in competing because they take longer. There are, however, studies that demonstrate the benefits. In one of these, hydration increased more than 20 percent after three months. Educating consumers as to the long-term effects is important.
SS: Educating the public. That’s coming along, I think. I see a little more in the mainstreeam about sarcopenia, and the importance of lutein and Protein in slowing down the muscle-wasting process.
Fi:How does Naticol differ from other collagen supplements?
DB: It is a Type I collagen ingredient made from fish scales and skin that is a lighter molecular than Type II. Collagen protein makes up nearly 30 percent of our body’s protein, and Type I collagen makes up 75 percent of that. It is present in the connective tissue that makes a framework for our skin, bones, joints, cornea, blood vessels, and the placenta.
Fi:Any other trends that you see?
DB:Yes. Having non-GMO ingredients is becoming important in the industry.
Fi:Any new, exciting science you’re aware of?
SS:Yes, we have new developments in our PepForm technology platform. This technology improves the delivery and the quality of the peptides and amino acids. And similarly, our PhytoForce improves the delivery of notoriously insoluble botanicals such as curcumin.
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