Cholesterol is an insoluble, odorless, whitish waxy substance that is present in the cell membrane of all living organisms. It is mainly synthesized by the liver and is important for effective metabolism, digestion, and production of hormones, vitamins, and bile acid in the body.
The cholesterol is transported through the bloodstream by two major protein complexes called high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). LDL is considered a bad form of cholesterol and HDL is referred to as a good form of cholesterol. Chemically produced cholesterol is mainly derived from lanolin and animal brains. Lanolin is primarily secreted by the sebaceous gland of wool-bearing animals Cholesterol is being used in various industries, such as cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries for its many beneficial properties.
The research report analyses the ecosystem of Cholesterol and categorizes the Cholesterol Market to forecast the revenues and volume and analyse the trends in each of the following below-mentioned market segments.
In terms of application, the Pharmaceutical segment is estimated to be the largest segment during the forecast period
Cholesterol is primarily used in skin and hair care products eye and face makeup for its excellent moisturizing, emollient, and emulsification properties. Cholesterol used in skincare products helps to maintain a youthful glow, retain moisture, and protect the skin from dryness and blemishes. Cholesterol is also used as an emulsifying agent in pharmaceutical products. It is widely used in baby care products such as nipple cream and anti-inflammatory ointments. Cholesterol-C is used as an organ or tumor-imaging agent and used in making chemotherapy formulations for treating cancer. The pharmaceutical segment is expected to be the largest segment of the market.
Cholesterol is used in the aquafeed industry primarily for the shrimps as it helps in boosting the growth of the species, by improving the food conversion ratio (FCR) that increases the weight. Cholesterol molecules help in the synthesis of sex hormones, molting hormones, vitamin D, bile acids, and is also a building block of shrimp tissues. It’s added in the shrimp feed to improve the yield by increasing growth, FCR, and by improving the survival rate of the shrimps.
North America is expected to be the largest segment in the forecast period
The major demand for cholesterol is from North America followed by Europe; however, the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at a higher rate due to the increasing demand for seafood in the region.
Cholesterol Market Drivers
Cholesterol Market Challenges
Priyanka has been writing chemicals & material market research reports for the last 12 years. A post-graduate, her specialization is in the chemicals sector. Preparing end-to-end reports covering minute details for market insights, competitive intelligence and trend analysis in the CMFE sector.