In this case study, CPL Business Consultants was engaged by an international ingredients company to provide information and insights into the glutathione market. 


Glutathione is known as the ‘master antioxidant’ because of its role in preventing cell damage from reactive oxygen species. It is produced via fermentation or enzymatically and is used as an ingredient in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements and functional food and beverages. Glutathione also serves as a substrate for the manufacture of a number of derivatives with district properties and benefits.

The objective of this project was to assist our client in its understanding of the market for glutathione. CPL reported on glutathione producers, volumes, quality grades, distribution channels, how it is sold, and into which markets. We also advised our client on risks posed by competing antioxidant ingredients and opportunities for ‘next generation’ glutathione products.


CPL examined publicly available literature, databases, annual reports and trade press. We also interviewed glutathione producers, distributors, contract manufacturers and industry experts. In total, contact was made with over 40 companies.

Glutathione Markets and Applications

Objective and Method

Principal Findings

  • Glutathione Markets
  • Market by Application
  • Major Applications
  • Players And Products
  • Contacts’ View
  • News


Answers to the Client’s Questions

  • What are the Major Uses of Glutathione and What Volumes are Used?
  • What is the Supply Chain and what are the Issues Accessing these Markets?
    • Distribution Channels
    • Regulatory Requirements
  • What is the Market Share for Major Suppliers?
  • What are the Major Issues and Challenges for Glutathione?



Glutathione Markets

  • Market Volume and Value
    • Market Volume
    • Production
    • Market Value
    • Prices
  • Market By Application
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Dietary Supplements
    • Food And Beverages
    • Cosmetics And Personal Care
    • Perfusions

Major End-Use Applications for Glutathione

  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Available Formats
    • Pharmaceutical Products
    • Competing Products
  • Dietary Supplements
    • Product And Format Examples
    • Product Prices
  • Food Applications
    • Glutathione Used In Functional Food Production
  • Cosmetics
    • Product And Format Examples
  • Other Applications
    • Laboratory Reagents
    • Perfusion Solutions

Routes to Market

  • Distribution Channels
  • Regulatory Requirements

6 Competing Products

Glutathione Players and Products

  • Summary
    • Main Players
    • Product Grades
    • Finished Products
    • Contact Manufacturers And Compounders
  • 10 Manufacturers
  • 16 Contract Formulators And End-Use Product Manufacturers
  • 8 Ingredient Distributors
  • 8 Finished Product Distributors/Suppliers


  • Contact Summary
    • Market
    • Main Suppliers
    • Applications
    • Challenges
  • 7 Manufacturer Contacts
  • 34 Reformulator, Distributor And Supplier Contacts
  • 6 End-User And Industry Expert Contacts


  • New Summary
    • 3 Articles
  • Product And Research News
    • 14 Articles
  • Cosmetics
    • 10 Articles
  • Supplements
    • 6 Articles

42 Tables and 27 Figures

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