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Dysphagia Supplement Market

Dysphagia Supplement Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type, by Distribution Channel : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: Tanjeem Ismail Shaikh | Roshan Deshmukh
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Dysphagia Supplement Market Research, 2032

The global dysphagia supplement market was valued at $1.5 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $2.3 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2023 to 2032. The dysphagia supplement market growth is driven by increase in the number of people suffering from swallowing problems, surge in ageing population, and rise in awareness and diagnosis of dysphagia. The demand for specialized supplements for the management of dysphagia rises, as the dysphagia prevalence rises. For instance, according to National Centers for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), 2022, the global prevalence rate of oropharyngeal dysphagia was 43.8% and a high prevalence rate was observed in Africa.

Dysphagia Supplement Market

 Key Takeaways:

  • The powder thickener segment dominated the market in 2022.
  • The hospital pharmacies segment dominated the market in 2022.
  • The North America segment dominated the market in 2022.

Dysphagia is a medical condition in which individuals have to struggle with swallowing liquid and solid. There are various types of dysphagia such as oropharyngeal dysphagia, esophageal dysphagia, and functional dysphagia. Various products are available in the market such as pharmaceutical products, physical therapies, and supplements to manage this condition. Dysphagia supplements are specially designed nutritional products for individuals suffering from dysphagia. These products ensure that patients receive the essential nutrition in a form that is easier to swallow. Dysphagia supplements include powder thickeners, instant food, ready-to-drink thickened beverages, and oral nutritional supplements. 

Market Dynamics

The dysphagia supplement market growth is driven surge in awareness about dysphagia to expand the diagnosis and management of this condition and increase in adoption of healthcare supplements by population. The awareness strategies aim to increase the knowledge about dysphagia condition and its management treatments. For instance, various educational and awareness efforts have been started to draw attention to the symptoms and risks of dysphagia. Professionals can attend training courses provided by healthcare institutions and organizations to improve their ability to recognize and treat dysphagia. The "National Dysphagia Awareness Month" observed in June in the U.S., which promotes awareness of the disorder and its management strategies.

In addition, increase in geriatric population that are more prone to develop dysphagia also drives the demand for dysphagia supplement. Aged people are more prone to swallowing issues because of their physiological systems. The muscles and nerves involved in swallowing naturally deteriorate in the aged people. For instance, the aged population is more prone to experience stroke, dementia, and Parkinson's disease, all of which can cause dysphagia either directly or as a result of secondary complications. Thus, rise in geriatric population is the key factor that drives the growth of dysphagia supplements market.

Moreover, technological advancement in the formulation of dysphagia supplements such as puddings, instant food, and ready –to-drink flavored beverages also drive the growth of the dysphagia supplement market. These advanced products are marketed and sold to healthcare providers, which expand their accessibility to patients. This market expansion leads to increased revenue generation which, in turn, supports the growth of the dysphagia supplement market.

Moreover, increase in prevalence of neurological conditions, and rise in educational initiatives further boost the market growth. For instance, according to research studies, people suffering from multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease face swallowing difficulties as the disease progresses. Furthermore, the pharmaceutical industry in emerging economies is developing at a significant rate, owing to a rise in demand for enhanced healthcare services, and an increase in prevalence of various conditions including dysphagia. These aforementioned factors also boost the growth of dysphagia supplement market.  

However, availability of alternative treatment options such as prescription medications and physical therapies and slow adoption by healthcare facilities in emerging economies restrains the growth of the dysphagia supplement market. Alternative treatment options such as exercises, and medications such as corticosteroids create barriers that restrict patient access to dysphagia supplements. Thus, patient preference to other treatment options negatively impacts the dysphagia supplement market growth.

On the other hand, development and production of new formulations with improved texture and taste is expected to create new opportunities for market growth during the forecast period.

A major downturn in economic activity that lasts for a considerable amount of time is called an economic recession. Recession is measured by industrial production, retail sales, and other factors by economists at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). The pharmaceutical and consumer business is impacted by the prolonged economic downturn. The demand for medicines, particularly supplements for dysphagia has declined due to increase in prices of raw materials. On the other hand, the expansion of the healthcare industry and rising healthcare spending in nations such as China and India support the growth of dysphagia supplements market. The dysphagia supplement market is moderately affected by the economic downturn.

Segmental Overview

The dysphagia supplement market share is segmented on the basis of type, distribution channel, and region. On the basis of type, the market is classified into powder thickener, instant food, ready-to-drink thickened beverages, and others. Others segment include cream, oral nutritional supplement, and liquid thickener. On the basis of distribution channel, the market is classified into hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, online pharmacies, and others. Others segment include supermarkets and nursing homes. On the basis of region, the dysphagia supplement market share is analyzed across North America (the U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, and rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Australia, India, South Korea, and rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and rest of LAMEA).

By Type

The dysphagia supplement market size is segmented into powder thickener, instant food, ready-to-drink thickened beverages, and others. The powder thickener segment dominated the global market in 2022 and is expected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period owing to easy availability, economical as compared to the ready-to-eat food and beverages. In addition, it allows patients to adjust the thickness of the liquid by changing the amount of powder added. On the other hand, ready-to-drink thickened beverages segment is expected to register fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Ready-to-drink thickened beverages eliminate the need for preparing the beverage which makes them hassle-free option for both patients and caregivers. In addition, these products are available in various flavors.

Dysphagia Supplement Market by Type

By Distribution Channel

The dysphagia supplement Market size is segmented into hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, online pharmacies, and others. The hospital pharmacies segment dominated the global market in 2022 and is anticipated to remain dominant during the forecast period. This is attributed to increase in hospitalization rate and surge in demand for dysphagia supplement through hospital pharmacies. On the other hand, online pharmacies segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period, as it provides patients and caregivers with the convenience of ordering dysphagia supplements from the comfort of their homes. In addition, online pharmacies offer broader range of products that allows consumers to choose from various brands.

Dysphagia Supplement Market by Distribution Channel

By Region

The dysphagia supplement market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. North America accounted for a major share of the dysphagia supplement market in 2022 and is expected to maintain its dominance during the dysphagia supplement market forecast.

The presence of several major players, such as Abbott Laboratories, Nestle S.A., Kent Corporation and rise in prevalence of dysphagia in the region drives the growth of the market. For instance, according to National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders (NFSD), about 1 in 25 people is expected to experience some form of dysphagia in their lifetime. Increase in prevalence of dysphagia leads to greater demand for supplements such as ready-to-drink-thickened beverages, instant food, and others which drives the market growth. In addition, strong presence of various dysphagia awareness organizations such as Dysphagia Research Society (DRS), National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders (NFSD), and Carolina Speech Pathology, and strong research infrastructure, with a large number of research funding agencies has led to the development of a robust research ecosystem that supports the growth of new research projects. Moreover, easy accessibility and availability of dysphagia supplements boost the growth of the market.

Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest dysphagia supplement market opportunity during the forecast period. The market growth in this region is attributable to the increase in demand for dysphagia supplements for the treatment of swallowing problems. Asia-Pacific region has a large population, and there has been an observed increase in the prevalence of dysphagia due to an ageing population. This has led to an increase in the number of patients undergoing treatment, which in turn increases the demand for dysphagia supplement. In addition, growth in adoption of dysphagia supplement further propels the market growth. Asia-Pacific offers profitable opportunities for key players operating in the dysphagia supplement market, thereby registering the fastest growth rate during the forecast period, owing to the rise in disposable income, as well as increase in healthcare expenditure.

Dysphagia Supplement Market by Region

Competition Analysis

Competitive analysis and profiles of the major players in the dysphagia supplement industry, such as  Medtrition Inc., Saraya Co. Ltd., SimplyThick LLC., Nestle S.A., Danone S.A., KENT Corporation, Flavour Creations, Hormel Foods Corporation, Fresenius SE, and Co. KGaA, and Abbott Laboratories. Major players have adopted product innovation as key developmental strategies to improve the product portfolio and gain strong foothold in the dysphagia supplement industry.

Recent Product Development in the Dysphagia Supplement Market

In June 2022, Medtrition Inc., a healthcare company upgraded its Gealatin MCT product and launched new Peach Mango Gelatein MCT. Gelatein MCT is specifically formulated to provide additional energy and protein that is easy to consume and digest. Gelatein MCT is made with MCT oil – medium-chain triglycerides – the preferred fuel source by healthcare professionals because it requires less energy for absorption, utilization, and storage than long-chain triglycerides like corn or soy oil. It is recommended to patients with dysphasia.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the dysphagia supplement market analysis from 2022 to 2032 to identify the prevailing dysphagia supplement market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the dysphagia supplement market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global dysphagia supplement market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.  

Dysphagia Supplement Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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Market Size By 2032

USD 2.3 billion

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Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.7%

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Forecast period

2022 - 2032

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Report Pages

223

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By Type
  • Powder Thickener
  • Instant Food
  • Ready-to-drink Thickened Beverages
  • Others
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By Distribution Channel
  • Hospitals Pharmacies
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Online Pharmacies
  • Others
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Rest of LAMEA)
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Key Market Players

SimplyThick LLC., Nestle S.A., Hormel Foods Corporation, Saraya Co. Ltd., Flavour Creations, Medtrition Inc., Danone S.A., Fresenius SE and Co. KGaA, Abbott Laboratories, KENT Corporation

Analyst Review

According to the CXOs, dysphagia supplements are nutritional products that are specifically designed to overcome swallowing difficulties. These products address dietary needs and are available in the form of instant food, thickened beverages, and creams. These products are easy to swallow and reduce the risk of aspiration. The primary aim of dysphagia supplements is to provide essential nutrients and hydration. Rise in prevalence of dysphagia and launch of new supplement products are the key factors that boost the growth of the market.

Furthermore, various strategies adopted by market key players to expand their product portfolio and development of new supplement products are expected to create opportunities for market growth during the forecast period. For instance, in April 2022, Flavour Creations, a global leader in manufacturing innovative dysphagia and nutritional products, has entered into a distributor partnership with Irish medical supplies to distribute range of products of Flavour Creations. Under this partnership Irish Medical Supplied is projected to distribute a range of dysphagia powders and ready-to-drink beverages and a popular texture-modified molding brand.

Author Name(s) : Tanjeem Ismail Shaikh | Roshan Deshmukh
Frequently Asked Questions?

The top companies that hold the market share in dysphasia supplements market are Medtrition Inc., Saraya Co. Ltd., SimplyThick LLC., Nestle S.A., Danone S.A.

North America is anticipated to witness lucrative growth during the forecast period, owing to rise in number of population suffering from dysphasia and high presence of market players.

The key trends in the dysphasia supplements market are increase in awareness regarding dysphasia supplements and rise in prevalence of neurological disorders.

The base year for the report is 2022.

10 dysphasia supplements companies are profiled in the report.

The total market value of dysphasia supplements market is $1,455.85 million in 2022.

The forecast period in the report is from 2023 to 2032.

Alternative options available for treatment of dysphasia is restraining factor for dysphasia supplements market.

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Dysphagia Supplement Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032