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Nutraceuticals & Dietary Supplements

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 and the consumer's health.

Nowadays claims like “probiotic," “source of vitamin” and “an excellent source of fiber” are crucial for consumers to consider and purchase a product. Brenntag Food & Nutrition offers an immense variety of dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages, and medical foods to satisfy consumer demands.

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Focus on a balanced diet

Those who want their vitamins and mineral nutrients in a more concentrated form will reach for special food supplements. Vitamin preparations supply a highly dosed intake and come as a powder or capsule. Many of these nutraceuticals target certain groups based on age, gender, and lifestyle choices.

When it comes to increasing stamina, gaining muscle, or living a healthier lifestyle, sports nutrition and additives are desired by numerous consumers. Sports nutrition is crucial before and after exercising, as people who want to boost their performance for increased health and wellness benefits.

Consumers in this market pay special attention to the ingredients of a snack which can come in different dosage forms such as bars, liquids, powders, gels, capsules, or tablets.

  • 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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Having vegan and plant-based options are one of the biggest trends of the nutraceutical and dietary supplements industry. The perfect mix of a balanced diet with selected elements of performance nutrition is what consumers are looking for.

Brenntag Food & Nutrition is your premium partner when it comes to special ingredients for targeted dietary needs. We enhance your products with high-quality food and supplement ingredients to assist with common trends such as strengthening the immune system, enhancing bone health, and increasing energy levels.

Brenntag Food & Nutrition assists food manufacturers to develop functional food products for everyone's benefit! We supply high-quality vitamins & mineral premixes, soluble and insoluble fibers, proteins, amino acids and other natural ingredients to make formulating healthy and functional products easy and tasty.

Estee Cotzee
Business Development Manager- Food & Nutrition, South Africa
Brenntag's Food & Nutrition Management Team

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Interested in the nutraceutical and dietary supplements market? Contact our Food experts and talk with them about:

  • the next generation of sports nutrition
  • nutritious ingredients in functional foods
  • how functional foods can support healthy lifestyles

Please reach out and we can start a discussion of how we can support you.

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