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Vitamin B5 (Calcium D-Pantothenate) > for food fortification

BTC offers a wide range of different Vitamins. To secure an adequate vitamin B5-level in humans, it is often added to infant formulas and clinical nutrition, in dietary supplements like B-complexes or multivitamin supplements and in functional foods and beverages such as energy drinks, sports nutrition, breakfast cereals. Our technical expertise might help you develop your end-product.

Physiological importance

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is an essential micronutrient, which is widely found in foods of plant and animal origin, for example, meat, dairy, grains and vegetables. In humans, vitamin B5 plays a central role in energy production and healthy metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. Moreover, vitamin B5 is essential for the production of steroid hormones, neurotransmitter acetylcholine, melatonin and heme. Thereby, it is involved in the regulation of major bodily systems such as nerves, muscles and glands, healthy sleep-wake-rhythm and normal oxygen supply in tissues. Vitamin B5 deficiency is rare. Consumption of vitamin B5 benefits all major body functions such as brain and cognition, metabolism, muscles, skin and eyes. 

Properties of vitamin B5 (Calcium D-Pantothenate)

  • Calcium D-Pantothenate
  • powder form
  • excellent flowability and superior dissolution properties
  • hygroscopic and suitable for direct compression
  • complies with highest quality standards and regulatory requirements

Applications of vitamin B5 (Calcium D-Pantothenate)

Vitamin B5 is used in a number of food products, e.g. for babies and small children, for athletes, low calorie foods, vitamin fortifies juices etc.

It is also used in beverages, such as fruit, vegetable and multivitamin juices as well as in energy drinks, isotonic beverages, instant drink powders, milk and dairy products. 

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About BTC

BTC Europe is BASF's European sales organization for small and medium sized customers. Our product range covers selected speciality chemicals and performance polymers to a variety of industries as well as raw materials and additives for the pharma, food, animal nutrition and personal care industry. 

Our solutions for the human nutrition industry cover health ingredients like vitamins, plant sterols, carotenoids, Omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid, besides others. As food additives we offer antioxidants, emulsifiers, whipping emulsifiers, baking enzymes, functional fat powders, and lipids.