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Vitamin B12

BASF is among the leading producers and suppliers of fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins. Vitamin B12 is part of our premium vitamin product range. This water-soluble vitamin has been well-known for decades in applications in the dietary supplement, food, functional nutrition and beverage markets.

Some lifestyle groups, such as vegans and vegetarians, are at higher risk of vitamin B12 deficiency due to a lack of vitamin B12 in their diets. Thus, supplementation for better general health can be recommended for these lifestyle groups.

Source of vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin which occurs naturally only in animal-derived foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, cheese and milk.

Benefits of BASF’s vitamin B12

  • We provide products with an excellent flowability and stability in several applications in the dietary supplement, food and beverages market.
  • We meet evolving consumer needs - our vitamin B12 products are suitable for use in hypoallergenic food and are vegetarian/vegan, allergen-free, gluten-free and certified kosher and halal.
  • We support our customers and partners with technical, application services and development as well as tailor-made trainings in our globally-linked Human Nutrition labs around the world.

What makes BASF’s vitamin B12 unique?

Our world-class technologies and processes allow us to produce powdered products with best-in-class flowability and dispensability properties. Our vitamin B12 formulations include several concentrations with excellent flowability and stability in final applications, such as multivitamin tablets.

Our gelatin-free dry powder products are also suitable for food and beverage fortification and are stable for at least 36 months at room temperature.

Our products are suitable for vegetarians/vegans. We offer allergen-free, gluten-free, certified kosher and halal products to accommodate consumer needs. Our products meet the highest quality standards and the active ingredient cyanocobalamin complies with the major monographs.

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