Hubei Xingfa Group, one of China’s largest ingredient manufacturers, confirmed that they will expand their current MSM production capacity to 2,000 metric tons per year and upgrade their current MSM facility to be GMP compliant starting in the fourth quarter of 2014. This will make them the No. 1 MSM supplier; GWI, a leading U.S. ingredient distributor, will be their main distributor in the United States.
Natural Products Insider magazine published this information in their energy ingredients buyer's guide: "According to SPINS, a leading information provider for the natural and specialty products industry, sales of 'vitamins and supplements marketed for energy support' tallied nearly USD 0 million in the U.S. natural and conventional outlets for the 52 weeks ending May 11, 2013. In an August 2011 survey of 2,355 U.S. adults, the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) reported 57 percent treat a lack of energy/ fatigue with "supplements for energy". With everyday demands increasing and time stubbornly remaining at 24 hours per day, the energy drink market will grow[...]The energy category is buzzing with potential." (Source: www.naturalproductsinsider.com). According to data from the energy drink market, we see two years of 17% increases in 2012 and 2013 with a continuous uptrend.