Oral beauty, blood sugar management, weight loss, sleep aid... the most recognized functional ingredients by consumers

- Aug 06, 2020-

Recently, Food Research Institute (ID: FTA_21FOOD) has compiled the ingredients that are recognized by consumers in the fields of emotion management, bone and joint health, brain health, heart health, immune support, and intestinal health surveyed by Kerry. Click: Survey|Emotion Management, bone health, improving immunity, brain health...what are the functional ingredients most recognized by consumers?

Key ingredients

Coconut oil, aloe vera, honey, collagen, rose, green tea, red wine, jasmine

These ingredients have a certain cosmetic effect whether used externally or internally, and they are also very popular flavors. They can be easily made into food and beverages with certain cosmetic effects. Collagen is currently the most used raw material in the oral beauty market.

Potential ingredients

Elderflower, rose hip


In addition to treating colds, relieving anxiety and promoting sleep, elderflower also has cosmetic effects. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that steamed face with elderflower water can nourish and beautify the skin, have anti-wrinkle and whitening effects. In addition, the antioxidants contained in elderflower can scavenge free radicals in the body and have anti-aging effects.

Rose hip

Rose hips are fleshy berries that develop from the receptacles of roses after withering. The vitamin C content of rose hips is very high. The VC content of the edible part of each 100g of fresh fruit is more than 6810 mg, and the highest is 8300 mg. Rosehip can improve skin regeneration and renewal ability by promoting the activity of epidermal cells, protect cells from UV damage and neutralize free free radicals, help synthesize collagen, improve skin wrinkles and relaxation, and enhance skin elasticity.

Key ingredients

Coffee, green coffee bean extract, green tea, black tea, maca, MCT

Coffee, green coffee beans, green tea, and black tea contain a lot of caffeine, which can stimulate the excitability of sympathetic nerves, and then can play a role in improving the mental state, and has obvious effects and effects in relieving fatigue and refreshing. Maca is rich in amino acids, minerals, iron, zinc, taurine and a high proportion of polysaccharides, which can fight fatigue, enhance muscle endurance and provide energy for the human body. MCT is easier to be hydrolyzed and absorbed in the intestine, and can be transported to the liver through the vein to quickly supply energy without accumulating fat.

Potential ingredients


Rhodiola can increase the reserve of muscle glycogen and liver glycogen, accelerate the decomposition of fat and protein, thereby increase energy transmission, and have obvious effects on reducing fatigue and keeping the body vigorous and vigorous for a long time.

Key ingredients

Cinnamon, garlic, salmon, apple cider vinegar, vegetable protein

Cinnamon is a hypoglycemic ingredient highly recognized by European and American consumers. A study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society showed that cinnamon can improve the blood sugar control of patients with prediabetes and delay the development of type 2 diabetes. Garlic can improve the glucose tolerance of normal people. It can also promote the secretion of insulin and increase the utilization of glucose by tissue cells, thereby reducing blood sugar.

Potential ingredients

Eryngium, fenugreek seeds


Berberine, the main component of prickle, has pharmacological effects such as lowering blood sugar and lipids, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial, and can be used to treat diabetes and its complications.

Fenugreek seeds

The main components in the endosperm of fenugreek seeds are fiber and gum. High-viscosity gums can inhibit the absorption of glucose in the small intestine, significantly reduce the average blood sugar after meals, and can reduce starch digestion and glucose absorption by inhibiting digestive enzymes.

Key ingredients

Blueberries, green tea, apple cider vinegar, vegetable protein, dark chocolate, chia seeds

Green tea, blueberries, and apple cider vinegar are recognized weight loss ingredients. The calorie content of every 100 grams of blueberries is about 57 calories, which is low in cholesterol and beneficial to weight loss. Vitamin B1, C and caffeine in green tea can promote gastric juice secretion, help digestion and reduce fat. The catechins in green tea have anti-oxidation, increase metabolism, scavenging free radicals, etc., can activate protein kinases and triglyceride lipase through many actions, and reduce the accumulation of fat cells.

Potential ingredients

Garcinia cambogia, grapefruit (citrus extract)

Garcinia cambogia is rich in fast-acting fat-burning ingredient HCA, which can quickly activate adrenaline to increase fat consumption, decompose and burn a large amount of fat. At the same time, its plant cellulose can also make the stomach saturated, so that the body can reduce food intake, thereby achieving Weight loss purpose. Studies have confirmed that HCA can reduce fat formation by more than 40% within 8-12 hours after a meal.

Metabolic Garcinia Cambogia healthy fat-removing tablet contains three ingredients: Garcinia Cambogia, black pepper and perilla root. Source: Rakuten Market

Citrus extract

Citrus peel contains flavonoids such as nopriliptin and orange peel, which can prevent obesity and improve type 2 diabetes. Citrus peel also contains a natural compound related to energy expenditure, synephrine, which is an alkaloid that binds to β-3 adrenergic receptors (β3AR) on adipose tissue to promote lipolysis and enhance health. Thermal characteristics.

Key ingredients

Chamomile, lavender, melatonin, valerian root, passionflower, ginkgo biloba

Chamomile and lavender have a soothing effect and can help you fall asleep; the calming and anti-anxiety effects of passionflower and valerian make them common ingredients in sleep aid dietary supplements; melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland of the brain. It can shorten sleep latency, extend sleep time, and significantly improve sleep.

Potential ingredients

Magnolia Bark Extract

Magnolia officinalis is a traditional Chinese medicine that has the functions of protecting liver, anti-depression, improving sleep, protecting cardiovascular and cerebrovascular, anti-aging and so on.

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