L-ergothioneine Market Forecast $644.90 Mn by 2032, 36.4% CAGR

L-ergothioneine Market Size Worth $644.90 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 36.4%

The global l-ergothioneine market size is expected to reach USD 644.90 million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “L-ergothioneine Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Biosynthesis, Chemical Synthesis, Biological Fermentation); By Application; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

Rising health consciousness among the population is driving the demand for l-ergothioneine in the market. L-ergothioneine is a water-soluble amino acid usually found in mushrooms such as shiitake and oyster mushrooms, king crabs, meat from animals that grazed ergothioneine-containing grass, and others. Amino acids work as a building block for acquiring vitamins, as they play a crucial role in enzyme synthetization. It is gaining traction as a cosmetic ingredient due to its capability of protecting skin from oxidative stress.

A 2022 study revealed that ergothioneine has anti-ageing and anti-cancer properties through sirtuin signaling, implying potential regulatory power in signaling ageing pathways. Furthermore, a 2023 study found a positive correlation between healthy ageing and longevity. With this continuous rising focus by researchers to investigate the potential benefits of l-ergothioneine in the human body, there will be a positive impact on the demand for this compound throughout the forecast period.

The growing awareness about the l-ergothioneine skin care benefits is compelling companies to incorporate it into their product formulations with a view to withstand competitors' cosmetic products by adding natural antioxidant ingredients. For instance, Estee Lauder added this compound to its skincare product, "Perfectionist Pro Multi-Defence UV Fluid SPF 45 with 8 Anti-oxidants".

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This compound is gaining recognition as a pharmaceutical supplement. According to the 2023 study published by Cambridge University Press, it focused on the role of ergothioneine in healthy ageing and the prevention of cardiometabolic diseases. It was found that the lower presence of ergothioneine in human blood is related to the diminishment in cognitive power, which is more prevalent in the population at the age of 60, and that higher levels of ergothioneine are associated with lower deaths due to cardiovascular diseases.

These findings suggest that the intake of ergothioneine-rich foods can empower cognitive power among people, motivating companies to step in and provide ergothioneine supplements on the market. As an example, in February 2022, Life Extension unveiled its Essential Youth L-Ergothioneine Supplement to promote youthful cells and offer defense against oxidative stress in the human body. 

L-ergothioneine Market Report Highlights

  • Biosynthesis segment is anticipated to witness the highest growth in the coming years due to the rising demand for sustainable production.
  • Medical segment accounted for the largest market share owing to the rising studies on pharmaceutical usage.
  • Europe dominated the market, owing to the prevalence of its consumption, and adoption of clean label products
  • North America will grow rapidly, owing to the rising adoption of clean-labeled dietary supplements.
  • The global players include Blue California, BOC Sciences, Jiangyin Oxis International, Sigma-Aldrich, Tetrahedron & Total Nutraceutical Solutions.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the l-ergothioneine market report based on type, application, and region:

L-ergothioneine, Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Biosynthesis
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Biological Fermentation

L-ergothioneine, Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Medical
  • Cosmetics
  • Food Industry
  • Others

L-ergothioneine, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel
    • South Africa

L-ergothioneine Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 53.75 million

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 644.90 million


36.4% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Type, By Application, By Region

Regional scope

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


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