Food Matters Live 2019: What’s next for the global nutraceutical market?


Industry experts will meet at ExCeL London on 19-20 November to examine the consumer trends driving the next generation nutraceuticals

Can the next generation nutraceuticals play a mainstream role in keeping people fit and healthy?

Food Matters Live 2019 brings together leading thinkers, R&D solutions and exciting new products in its Nutraceutical Showcase at ExCeL London on 19-20 November.

They will be examining the consumer trends which are driving innovation in the industry, from better ageing, bone and digestive health to beauty-from-within and more. And, as consumers move away from treatment to prevention, the Showcase will introduce the latest innovative products on the market today in terms of health claims, functional ingredients, sustainability, efficacy, bioavailability and delivery mechanisms.

Supported by the UK Council for Responsible Nutrition and sponsored by i-ingredients, the Nutraceutical Showcase includes innovative market leaders tapping into some of the most important new markets. One of the fastest-growing is digestive health and visitors to the Showcase will be able to see the latest products from Symprove, whose unique water-based food supplement contains four unique strains of live and active bacteria to support a healthy gut.

And responding to consumer demands for quick results Bimuno, a daily prebiotic fibre supplement targeted to reach the lower intestine intact, is scientifically proven to increase levels of beneficial bifidobacterial in just seven days.

Meanwhile, Soylent has picked up on the growing market for convenient supplements on the go and will be introducing its nutritious drinks packed with plant-based protein and 26 essential nutrients.

And with healthy natural supplements top of consumers wish list Albeena produces pure bee products and premium apitherapy products. The company has been working with beekeepers since 2019 and harnesses the nutritional power of pure apiculture products.

In the quickly growing nutricosmetics market, Valentis is making waves with Biocell’s Hair and Skin nutritional capsules, which promise immediate results thanks to a combination of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, Biotin, Vitamin A, Copper, Ceramide Oil.

Visitors interested in hearing more about this burgeoning nutricosmetics trend can hear more in the Food Matters Live 2019 seminar programme. Join Caroline Cummins, scientific claims and communication manager and David Jameson, principal scientist at Oriflame, in a session where they will be exploring how nutraceutical companies can benefit from the emerging skin health trend.

The seminar programme also looks at challenging questions around the nutraceutical market and asks how manufacturers can keep ahead of rapidly emerging trends and identify growing markets when research can take years.

For an exclusive preview of what will be on offer at the Nutraceutical Showcase join Stefan Gates in a thought-provoking podcast for Table Talk, Food Matters Live 2019 digest of the latest food and drink news.

Speakers include Dr Laura Headley, a nutritional scientist at Evonik Nutrition and Care GmbH, who will be explaining how they are boosting omega-3 levels and efficacy through innovative technology. And discussing the role of vitamin K2 in cardiovascular health will be Dr Aisling Aherne, nutrition science manager at Kerry Taste and Nutrition.

Samanta Maci, senior commercial and technical manager at Kemin Human Nutrition and Health, will be looking at how novel algae sourced ingredients can help support immune health.

Meanwhile, visitors will not want to miss Dr Els van Hoffen, principal scientist nutrition and health at NIZO, as she looks into how manufacturers can substantiate the health benefits of food ingredients to support resistance against infection.

For an exclusive preview of what will be on offer at the Nutraceutical Showcase join Stefan Gates in a thought-provoking podcast for Table Talk, Food Matters Live 2019 digest of the latest food and drink news. He is joined by an expert panel to discuss the challenges the sector faces, and what the opportunities are for the future. Listen here

Food Matters Live 2019 takes place at ExCeL London on 19-20 November 2019. Register at

Food Matters Summit

Running in parallel with Food Matters Live this year, in ExCeL's prestigious Platinum Suite, the new Food Matters Summit will bring together more than 100 top-level international speakers to lead the debate on the key issues for the global food and drink sector.

From a session celebrating the top 30 disruptors rethinking the way we source, produce, package and distribute food to the race to develop alternative proteins as more people reduce their meat intake, the Food Matters Summit offers delegates unique learning and networking opportunities.

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Among speakers confirmed so far in the nutraceutical session are Dr Gyorgy Scrinis, Food Policy Research Group, School of Agriculture and Food, The University of Melbourne (Australia), Hilary Leam, Group Director of Trading, Holland & Barrett International (UK), Dr. Charles Brenner, Charles Brenner Laboratory, Iowa University (US), Chris Kilham, author, educator and ambassador and Dr. Charles Brenner, Charles Brenner Laboratory, Iowa University (US)