Vitamin D3 is one of the premium ingredients BASF offers. Our vitamin D3 products have excellent quality and a long shelf life even at 25°C. Our vitamin D3 powder is the most temperature stable form. Vitamin D3 is recognized as an essential dietary nutrient used in many supplement applications for all life stages.
Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin with an enormous impact on our health. Most of the world population have a deficiency of vitamin D3. In most populations though, insufficient vitamin D3 status is highly prevalent for geographical, cultural or lifestyle reasons – a major public health issue in modern society.
Vitamin D3 occurs naturally in only a few foods, e.g. fatty fish. However, humans produce vitamin D3 in their skin under certain conditions. For 20 micrograms you need some exposure to the sun's rays for 10-20 min. a day.
Using BASF products simplifies production processes and product handling. Our vitamin D3 products have an outstanding stability at 25° C and have an excellent compression stability in e.g. tableting process.
Furthermore, BASF´s powder products possess best-in-class stability, flowability and dispersability properties. Besides our straight vitamins, BASF also offers several grades of vitamin–blends (e.g. vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D3).
With years of experience in production, BASF offers a wide range of high-quality vitamin D3 products and product forms for use in many applications, such as dietary supplements, Food Fortification, medical food, functional food and beverages.
Vitamin D3 is the most important form of vitamin D. Humans can produce vitamin D3 in their skin upon exposure to sunshine. Upon activation, it becomes a hormone that regulates virtually all cells of the human body by means of specific vitamin D3 receptors.
Vitamin D3 has an enormous impact on our health: It regulates approximately 300 genes. Consequently, it is important for heart, brain and cognitive function, immunity, metabolic support and eye and skin health; In most populations however insufficient vitamin D3 status is highly prevalent for geographical, cultural or lifestyle reasons – a major public health issue in modern society.
The ability to produce vitamin D3 in skin strongly declines with age, making seniors a particular risk group for vitamin D insufficiency. Other groups at risk are young children, vegans and vegetarians, people who spend most of their time indoors, people with strong skin pigmentation and little sun exposure, applying high levels of sun protection, people living in the Northern hemisphere during the winter and people with certain diseases leading to malabsorption of vitamin D.
Regular intake of vitamin D3 supplements can be recommended if a person’s vitamin D blood levels are not optimal, or in order to maintain a good vitamin D status.
More information about vitamin D3 is available upon request.
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