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Our Synthetic Vitamin A Product Range

BASF is one of the leading companies in supplying vitamin A. With decades of experience, we have developed a science-based, high-quality product range with best-in-class flowability and dispersability. We offer several grades and forms of vitamin A for various dietary supplement, functional food and beverage applications. Vitamin A is essential for many physiological functions such as growth and development, immunity and vision.

With our Food Fortification initiative, we are working against vitamin A deficiency in several countries. For that, we cooperate with organizations to fortify staple foods such as oil, flour or sugar.

Sources of vitamin A

Vitamin A can be obtained from animal-sourced food (liver, fish oils, dairy products). This preformed vitamin A is called retinol or retinal. The “Provitamin A” carotenoids are fat-soluble molecules from animal and plants sources. Dark-green leafy vegetables as well as deep colored yellow and orange fruits and vegetables are a relevant source of provitamin A.

Benefits of vitamin A

  • We offer a wide range of high-quality vitamin A grades and product forms tailored to the needs of specific applications, such as dietary supplements, beverages and food applications.
  • Our products show best-in-class flowability and dispersability and meet high quality standards, regulatory requirements and comply with the major monographs.
  • Together with international partners, aid organizations and national agencies, BASF is actively involved in food fortification programs making vitamin A accessible to consumers in need.

What makes BASF’s vitamin A products unique?

Our vitamin A products have outstanding quality and excellent purity. The superior dispensability simplifies the handling and processability for flexible batch sizes and production planning. Furthermore, BASF´s vitamin powder products possess best-in-class stability, flowability and dispersability properties due to our superior formulation and microencapsulation technology.

All vitamin products are compliant with regulations and specific quality requirements in early life nutrition and comply with the major monographs (USP, Ph. Eur. and others).

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