Human Nutrition

Vitamin E

Our range of synthetic vitamin E products

BASF is one of the leading companies in producing synthetic vitamin E. With decades of experience we developed a science-based product range of high-quality products with best-in-class flowability and dispersability. Our vitamin E is used in various applications in the dietary supplement, beverage and infant nutrition industry.

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin which is important for normal immune system functions. As an antioxidant it helps protect against cell damage and helps maintain cellular functions. Vitamin E also plays an important role for all life stages including pre-term infants, pregnant woman, children and elderly persons.

However, scientific studies indicate that vitamin E intake above recommended levels may have beneficial effects on the immune system, especially in individuals with compromised immune function, such as elderly persons.

Sources of vitamin E

Vitamin E is present in only small quantities in modern diets, since vitamin E-rich foods have high fat content (seeds, grains, plant oils) which many consumers try to ovoid. Therefore, globally, a large part of the population has vitamin E blood levels below the desirable value.

Synthetic vitamin E

  • We offer a wide range of high quality vitamin E grades and product forms tailored to the needs of specific applications, such as dietary supplements, beverages and food applications.
  • We meet with all our products the highest quality standards and regulatory requirements and comply with the major monographs (USP, Ph.Eur., etc.).
  • We simplify production processes with our premium products which show best-in-class flowability and dispersability.
  • We are a market leader with a long-standing commitment to R&D, technical, scientific, IP and regulatory support makes us a market leader.

What makes BASF’s vitamin E unique?

With over 45 years of experience in purification and application of vitamin E products, we provide a reliable, consistent, and high-quality supply. We extend our user-friendliness to the manufacturing level with an encapsulation option that serves to protect against interaction with other active ingredients. Our esterified forms provide additional protection from light, heat, and oxygen in the processing phase and final product.

In addition to our straight vitamins, BASF also offers several grades of vitamin–blends (e.g. vitamin A, E, D3).


BASF’s vitamin E premium product range enables flexible application of vitamin E in dietary supplements, beverages and foods, ensuring that consumers receive the adequate intake necessary for a long, active and healthy life.

Health Benefits of vitamin E

Vitamin E, referring to all compounds exhibiting biological activity of alpha-tocopherols, is an antioxidant that helps protect against cell damage. It is located in cell membranes, where it protects fatty acids against oxidation and thus helps maintain cellular functions. This yields a number of universally recognized health benefits.

Studies have shown the beneficial effects of vitamin E in various health areas, such as heart, brain and cognitive function, immunity, metabolic support and eye, liver and skin health. Vitamin E also reduces the probability of pregnancy-related disorders.

Although recommendations vary from country to country, most populations have an insufficiency of vitamin E. Regular intake of vitamin E supplements can be recommended if a person’s vitamin E blood levels are not optimal, or in order to maintain a good vitamin E status.

More information about vitamin E is available upon request.

Disclaimer: The data contained in this publication are based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application of our product, these data do not relieve processors from carrying out their own investigations and tests; neither do these data imply any guarantee of certain properties, nor the suitability of the product for a specific purpose. Any descriptions, drawings, photographs, data, proportions, weights, etc. given herein may change without prior information and do not constitute the agreed contractual quality of the product. It is the responsibility of the recipient of our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislations are observed.

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