Among type segments, whey protein hydrolysates segment in the global whey protein market is estimated to account for a majority revenue share of US$ 4,667.9 Mn in 2017. Among the application segments, dietary supplements segment is expected to account for US$ 3,577 Mn in 2017.
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.
Among the regions, North America market is expected to account for US$ 3,166.1 Mn in 2017, and is expected to register a lucrative CAGR over the forecast period.