Vitamin C Market By Type (Calcium Ascorbate, Sodium Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbate, Coated Vitamin C, Potassium Ascorbate, D-Isoascorbic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Others), by Process (Two-stage Fermentation Process and Reichstein Process), by Source (Synthetic, Natural), by Form (Powder, Granule, Others), by Application (Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical, Animal Feed, Food & Beverage), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, MEA) - Global Forecasts 2021 to 2027

Market Overview:

The Global Vitamin C Market was valued at USD 1.1 billion in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 1.8 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 7.1%, during the forecast period (2021-2027).

Purest form of vitamin C is known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that mainly obtained from vegetables and fruits. The human body requires vitamin C to maintain healthy skin, blood vessels, and bones. Vitamin C is used to produce protein called as collagen needed to maintain and develop gums, bones, cartilage, joint linings, blood vessels, skin, and healthy teeth.

Vitamin C Market

Rising demand of vitamin C among the consumers due to increasing importance of vitamin C for maintaining healthy skin and wound healing which is the major propelling factor for the growth of global vitamin C market. Additionally, as vitamin C is the water-soluble ingredient which nourish the skin cells, heals the wound, reduces the chances of heart attack and diabetes, helps to keeps blood pressure normal and supports the immune system that accelerate the growth of the vitamin C market during the forecast period. Furthermore, the increasing popularity of the nutritional supplement and organic food among the population is another factor for the growth of the target market.  

The Global vitamin C Industry Segmentation:

By Type

  • Calcium Ascorbate
  • Sodium Ascorbate
  • Magnesium Ascorbate
  • Coated Vitamin C
  • Potassium Ascorbate
  • D-Isoascorbic Acid
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Others

By Process

  • Two-stage Fermentation Process
  • Reichstein Process

By Source

  • Synthetic
  • Natural

By From

  • Powder
  • Granule
  • Others

By Application

  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Animal Feed
  • Food & Beverage

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Based on type, the Ascorbic acid segment is expanding at the highest growth rate during the period 2021-2027.

The ascorbic acid segment was accounted for a significant share of vitamin C market in 2020, owing to various usage of ascorbic acid in various industries such as pharmaceutical, food & beverages and others.

Based on the process, the Reichstein process accounted for the largest share in the overall vitamin C market.

Reichstein process is combined microbial and chemical process in which ascorbic acid is produced from D-glucose. This process is completely safe and environment friendly. Thus, the reichstein process segment is accounted for the largest market share in the vitamin C industry.

Based on Source, the vitamin C market dominated by Synthetic segment in 2020.

The synthetic segment held the largest share of the global vitamin C market. Synthetic vitamin C ingredient has the highest shelf life than that of natural vitamin C ingredient. Synthetic vitamin C is consisting of identical chemical ingredient which is used for the food processing. Hence, demand for synthetic vitamin C is high and is further projected to increase during the forecast period.

Based on applications, the food and beverages segment held the largest market share and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period.

Based on of application, the market is categorised into cosmetics, pharmaceutical, animal feed, and food & beverage. The food & beverages segment is assumed to hold the largest share of the market as vitamin c further enhances nutrient value of the food.  

Based on regions, the market for vitamin C in North America accounted for the largest share in 2020.

Based on region, the market has been categorised into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East Africa. The Asia-Pacific region was dominated the global vitamin C market in 2020. The dominance is expected to continue owing to numerous production sites, low-cost raw material, and high demand from developed region. North America and Europe are projected to observe steady growth during the forecast period.

The report also provides in-depth analysis of vitamin C market dynamics such as drivers, restraints opportunities and challenges.


  • Growing Demand as a Nutritional Supplement
  • Reduce the Chances of Heart Attack and Diabetes
  • Increasing Demand From Cosmetic Energy 


  • Overdose of Vitamin C can Cause Allergies such as Flushing of Skin, Hyperoxaluria, and Others
  • Non-uniform Standards and Regulations across the Globe


  • Increasing Incidence of Lifestyle Disorders
  • Entry of New Products with Increasing R&D


  • Patent Protection for vitamin C products

COVID-19 Impact on the Vitamin C Market Analysis

The COVID-19 outbreak has made a positive impact on vitamin C market. The COVID-19 has brought up awareness to live a healthy lifestyle and to maintain a fit and healthy body as well.  The usage of vitamin C products used in pharmaceuticals, food and beverages have extensively increased and thus, the COVID-19 has made a positive impact on vitamin C industry. Moreover, due to presence of several opportunities in coming years, several companies invested in vitamin C industry. Hence, entry of innovative products and services is likely to further drive the market growth.

The report also provides in-depth analysis of key trends in vitamin C market

Sr. No. Trends Impact
1 COVID-19 outbreak has significantly increased the usage of vitamin C products as it helps to boost immune system Positive
2 The rise in awareness for healthy and disease-free lifestyle  Positive
3 Increased demand from Cosmetic Industry Positive

The report also provides in-depth analysis of recent news developments and investments

  • In 2019, Vitamin Energy launch a combination of CBD and Energy for customers who were demanding for the CBD infused products. The Vitamin Energy company launch this product to focus on expanding their product which offers the support to build newly functional shots.
  • In June 2021, Cipla Health Ltd. Introduced new product named as Maxirich C+ Zinc of in order to fulfil the public demand. Maxirich C+ Zinc is the rich source of vitamin C in the chewable form.

Vitamin C Market Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence

  • CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited
  • China BBCA Group Corporation
  • Glanbia Nutritionals China (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
  • Foodchem International Corporation
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.
  • Northeast Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.
  • Hunan Sunshine Bio-Tech Co., Ltd.
  • Microbelcaps
  • Vitamin Energy
  • Hangzhou Focus Corporation
  • North China Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Vitablend Nederland B.V.
  • Wuhan Yuancheng Gongchuang Technology Co., Ltd.
  • The GHT Companies
  • Merck

The unique insight provided by this report also includes the following:

  • In-depth value chain analysis
  • Opportunity mapping
  • Sector snapshot
  • Key Players Positioning Matrix
  • Regulatory scenario
  • Strategies Adopted-Benchmarking Heat Map
  • Market trends
  • Covid-19 impact analysis
  • Product comparison
  • Pre & Post COVID 19 impacts on vitamin C market
  • Competitive Landscape

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global vitamin C market was valued at US$ 1.1 Bn in 2020 and is anticipated to reach US$ 1.8 Bn by 2027

The vitamin C market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 7.1% during 2021-2027

In the base year 2020, Asia-Pacific region accounted for more than 25% share in the vitamin C market.

A few key players include, but not limited to: Koninklijke DSM N.V., Northeast Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd., Hunan Sunshine Bio-Tech Co., Ltd., Microbelcaps, Vitamin Energy, Hangzhou Focus Corporation, China BBCA Group Corporation, Glanbia Nutritionals China (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Foodchem International Corporation.

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Table of Contents Vitamin C Market

    1. Product Outline
    2. What is Vitamin C
    3. Different types of Vitamin C Products
    4. Analysis of Vitamin C ecosystem
    5. Supply Chain Analysis
    6. Covid -19 Impact
    7. Market Dynamics
      1. Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunities
      4. Threats
    8. Technology Overview
    9. Patent Analysis
  2. Regulatory Landscape for Vitamin C    
    1. Regulations and Standards
  3. Vitamin C Products Market Pricing Analysis
    1. Prices of Vitamin C Products
  4. Vitamin C Market by Type
    1. Calcium Ascorbate
    2. Sodium Ascorbate
    3. Magnesium Ascorbate
    4. Coated Vitamin C
    5. Potassium Ascorbate
    6. D-Isoascorbic Acid
    7. Ascorbic Acid
    8. Others
  5. Vitamin C Market by Process
    1. Two-stage Fermentation Process
    2. Reichstein Process
  6. Vitamin C Market by Source
    1. Synthetic
    2. Natural
  7. Vitamin C Market by From
    1. Powder
    2. Granule
    3. Others
  8. Vitamin C Market by Application
    1. Cosmetics
    2. Pharmaceutical
    3. Animal Feed
    4. Food & Beverage
  9. Regional Analysis
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
      3. Mexico
    2. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. UK
      3. France
      4. Norway
      5. Italy
      6. Spain
      7. Netherlands
      8. Rest Of Europe
    3. Asia Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. Australia
      5. New Zealand
      6. Rest Of Asia Pacific
    4. Middle East and Africa
    5. South America
  10. Key Strategic Insights
    1. New Applications
    2. Emerging Technologies
    3. Opportunity mapping
    4. Critical Success Factors
    5. Environmental Impact and sustainability issues
    6. Consumer preferences
  11. Key Market Trends / Recent Developments
  12. Competitive Scenario
    1. Competitive Strategies of Key Players
      1. Mergers and Acquisitions
      2. Investments
      3. Joint Ventures
      4. New Product launches
    2. Ranking of Key Players
    3. Presence of players by Geographies
    1. CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited
    2. China BBCA Group Corporation
    3. Glanbia Nutritionals China (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
    4. Foodchem International Corporation
    5. Koninklijke DSM N.V.
    6. Northeast Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.
    7. Hunan Sunshine Bio-Tech Co., Ltd.
    8. Microbelcaps
    9. Vitamin Energy
    10. Hangzhou Focus Corporation

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