Human Nutrition

Adults & Parenthood

Get more out of life - Our nutrients enhance peoples’ performance and health in the midst of their lives

Adults often lead a busy life, and therefore have a special need to stay fit and healthy. As a provider of nutrients for the growing number of people in the ‘rush hour’ of life, we offer relevant solutions for formulators designing supplements for (young) adults, nest building couples and the 50-plus generation.

Young adults (18-30 years)

Entering adulthood is an exciting time in life: Leaving home and starting to work or study is often linked with a changing lifestyle, including dietary changes that can be unfavorable for health and performance. Trying out new sports or experimenting with new diet patterns (veganism, vegetarianism) can also be reasons for an insufficient nutrient supply. To reduce the risk of diet-related deficiencies in young people, we offer key nutrients such as vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and beta-carotene that promote good health and boost energy.


  • We have a deep understanding of the nutritional needs of young adults to best agers.
  • We offer relevant solutions based on scientific research.
  • We have more than 150 years experience in production and delivery to formulators.
  • We offer a wide range of solutions tailored to the needs of specific applications.
  • We support our customers and partners with technical application service and development as well as tailor-made training in our Human Nutrition labs.

Adults and nest building (30-50 years)

In their early and mid-thirties, many couples plan to have children. Research has shown that the influences on health in later life start before pregnancy and the early life of a child. For example, we know today that the mother’s health and nutritional status during the preconception phase is linked to the risk of obesity and Type-2 diabetes for the child. For this reason, but also for optimized fertility, it is important that couples desiring children get the right amount of essential nutrients. As a provider of various vitamins, DHA and lutein, among others, we let our customers choose from a wide range of products for their formulas.

People in their thirties and forties not only have to take care of their children. They often have to cope with many other energy-sapping tasks like building a house, pursuing a professional career or caring for their own parents. To make sure they stay healthy and retain uncompromised immunity, it is important that they are supplied with the right nutrients.

Midlife (50-65 years)

Once considered old, people in their fifties and early sixties are nowadays at the peak of their mature abilities and can experience their best years with a perfect balance of enough time for themselves, family, friends and work. Nonetheless, this is also the time when people need to take their health and the prevention of diseases particularly seriously. Weight gain, muscle loss and diabetes, for example, often begin during this age span. Women are additionally affected with menopause. To meet the special needs of these people, we offer our customers a wide range of nutrients for a tailor-made diet to support cardiovascular, brain and eye health as well as mobility.

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.

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