Human Nutrition

Functional Nutrition

Functional nutrition products are convenient ways for consumers to incorporate enhanced nutrition into their daily lifestyle and dietary habits. Functional nutrition covers multiple categories such as margarines, cooking oils, dairy products, sports bars and drinks with added health ingredients.

Everyday functional nutrition products have a potentially positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition. These foods cater to end users who prefer a fortified food product over a supplement and are often easily available and accessible through mainstream retail channels. The markedly varying matrices of functional food products require different health ingredient formats. At the same time, functional nutrition products need to meet the needs of end consumers who demand uncompromised sensory satisfaction in any application.


  • We have a deep understanding of the nutritional needs of consumers seeking health and performance.
  • We provide premium quality nutrients that support consumers in meeting their health goals.
  • We maintain longstanding partnerships with leading functional nutrition players.
  • We operate manufacturing sites under the highest European standards.

Our Expertise

As part of BASF, we have a 150-year tradition of innovation, which, together with our advanced knowledge and expertise in human nutrition, assure our customers consistently high quality food ingredients. We offer a wide range of ingredients with health benefits, based on solid scientific foundations.

Our wide and diverse portfolio allows us to formulate our ingredients into various application formats. As part of a healthy diet, Tonalin® CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) can be used in the sport nutrition sector and Vegapure® phytosterols can be formulated into margarine. Our Human Nutrition experts support you from consultation to implementation, letting you respond quickly to changes in the market. Our Human Nutrition labs around the world combine global expert knowledge with a deep understanding of local needs, preferences and habits. We support our customers and partners with technical application service and development and tailor-made training.

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Disclaimer: Specific regulations in the respective countries on the ingredients used, for the intended use and claims made on the final product have to be observed.