NBJ
Claire Morton

The Analyst’s Take: Vision supplements poised for growth

With emerging research on the effects of too much screen time, innovation in vision supplements increases growth projections. This is the latest installment of our twice-monthly data discussion from Nutrition Business Journal’s senior analyst.

Americans now spend over 11 hours a day with their eyes glued to a screen, according to Nielsen research. The effects of that blue light exposure on our eye health has been a recent subject of research across the supplements industry.

Due to this renewed focus, previously stagnant vision and eye health supplements are projected to spike in growth through 2019, reaching $554 million annually. Specific ingredients on the rise include lutein, lycopene, astaxanthin, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin.

See what products are growing in 22 categories, with 109 charts that show sales and growth by condition in the 2017 NBJ Condition Specific Report.

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