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.

What Are Nutraceutical Ingredients and Products?

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.
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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.

Types of Nutraceuticals From Brenntag

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.

Applications of Nutraceutical Additives

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.

Why Choose Brenntag?

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.