According to industry forecasts, the nutraceuticals market will have a value of USD 281 billion by 2021. Consumers want supplements and foods that will enhance their health. To stay on top of the competition, producers need cutting-edge ingredients. Brenntag North America works with nutraceutical suppliers across the world to offer you the additives you need.


The term "nutraceutical" combines the words "nutrition" and "pharmaceutical." Nutraceutical products are foods meant to provide medical benefits. They contain ingredients that enhance the product's nutritional value. Types of nutraceutical items include:

  • Dietary supplements
    Many people take a nutraceutical every day. Dietary supplements such as multivitamins
    and botanicals have an isolated form of a nutrient found in food. The consumer takes
    them as a pill or liquid.
  • Functional foods and beverages
    Foods with nutrients added through processing or fermentation are functional foods. The
    food industry adds nutrients to numerous products on the market.
  • Medical foods
    Patients with severe malnutrition or the inability to eat regular food need medical food.
    Medical food contains concentrated nutrients that the doctor administers through a
    feeding tube.

Nutraceutical ingredients include additives from foods in their original forms and engineered ingredients. For example, a nutraceutical could contain algae or a fatty acid derived from algae. They offer similar benefits but have different sources.


Our portfolio has over 10,000 ingredients. We distribute nutraceutical additives such as:

  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Fibers
  • Plant and dairy proteins
  • Amino acids
  • Fatty acids
  • Antioxidants

Many nutraceutical customers prefer natural additives. Fortunately, Brenntag carries a full line of clean label ingredients. Our clean label portfolio has organic, non-GMO, and naturally sourced additives. In addition, we have ingredients for other steps of food production.


Nutraceutical producers use Brenntag ingredients to:

  • Boost nutrition
    We distribute most nutrients available on the market today. Consider ordering a vitamin
    and mineral premix that achieves your nutritional goals.
  • Preserve foods
    Ingredients like rosemary extract and vitamin E naturally keep food fresh. They also add
    to a product's nutritional value.
  • Deliver supplements
    Certain dietary supplements need a capsule as a delivery method. Producers create
    these capsules from ingredients such as gelatin and cellulose.
  • Provide natural product options
    Clean label ingredients let companies create a holistic product. They make items more
    marketable and help businesses follow their values.
  • Add color
    Plenty of coloring ingredients come from natural sources. Additives such as beta-
    carotene provide extra nutrition while adding color.

Our portfolio allows you to achieve all of these goals and more. With over 10,000 ingredients at your fingertips, you can create the perfect formula.


At Brenntag, we focus on building relationships with our customers, which is why we give every client an account manager who understands their market. Your nutraceutical expert will advise you on industry trends and product development. Our food application labs create custom blends using food-grade equipment, and you can even request one for your company that comes in personalized packaging.

When you choose Brenntag as your distributor, you get access to modern additives. Request a quote by contacting us today.

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