The COVID-19 pandemic illuminated consumer interest in vitamins and minerals. Experts note that more of today’s consumers are awakening to “better-for-you” (BFY) beverage trends as they continue to seek drinks that provide fortification
The usage of vitamin D and K in combination bolsters immune support, while botanical extracts, such as acerola, beetroot and yerba mate, provide vitamins and antioxidants. Minerals such as zinc also are trending.
Brand moves beyond refreshment to include more vitamins, antioxidants
June 30, 2021
ROAR Organic, Bethlehem, Pa., announced a new recipe for its line of beverages, which are now fortified 100% daily value of energy and immunity vitamins B5, B6, B12 and C, as well as antioxidant vitamins A and E, and electrolytes from coconut water.
Pedialyte with Immune Support includes prebiotics, vitamins
December 14, 2020
Because supporting the immune system is top of mind for many people, Abbott Park, Ill.-based Abbott is launching a new Pedialyte formulation specifically designed with key nutrients to support immune health. Pedialyte with Immune Support was developed for consumers looking for key immune-supporting nutrients in their hydration solution.
Consumers’ increased focus on health and performance has been exacerbated by the pandemic’s influence on immunity-focused consumers. Meanwhile, beverage-makers are innovating ways to fortify beverages in ways that also deliver on taste and texture.
Liquid I.V., El Segundo, Calif., is expanding their family of Multipliers with its latest launch: Hydration Multiplier+ Immune Support. The newest non-GMO drink mix contains an immune support blend and will be available nationwide at retailers like Walmart, Amazon, Costco and Liquid-IV.com.
Demand for functional beverages is accelerating. Consumers are looking for added health and well-being benefits from digestion to sleep-aid to cognitive acuity. What’s behind this growing territory and driving demand? And what can we learn from more established categories like Vitamins & Supplements about what consumers will want next?
Technology has sped up lives, putting the brain into overdrive. For consumers, mental fuel has become a top need state, with about one-third choosing beverages for an energy boost and one-fifth hoping to improve focus. Beverage-makers wanting to serve this need state are turning to clinically researched brain nutrients to provide both brain performance and comprehensive brain support.