Among type segment, whey protein hydrolysates segment in the global whey protein market is estimated to account for a majority revenue share of 50.8% in 2017. The first five-year cumulative revenue (2017–2021) of this segment is projected to be US$ 52,787.2 Mn, compared to a moderately higher cumulative revenue total of US$ 75,952.5 Mn for the latter five years of the forecast period (2022–2026)
Whey protein is one protein found in milk, when a coagulant is added to milk, the casein and whey separate. Whey protein is the water-soluble part of milk. Whey protein absorb faster as compared to other protein. Furthermore, it increases muscle protein synthesis used to break a fasted state. Whey protein is commonly used for improving athletic performance and it is mostly consumed as a dietary supplement.
Gaining popularity of whey protein consumption across the globe is expected to drive growth of the global whey protein market. In addition, whey protein acts as an alternative for lactose intolerance and furthermore increasing number of cases of lactose intolerance is expected to create demand for whey protein market in near future.
However, digestive issues and allergic reaction associated with the intake of whey protein is expected to hamper growth of the global whey protein market.