Select your country and language

Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide) > for food fortification

To have a complement portfolio of different vitamins, BTC offers you a wide range of the water-soluble B-vitamins. Besides dietary supplements vitamin B3 is also used for food fortification. 

Physiological importance

Vitamin B3 acts as the electron donor or acceptor in many biological redox reactions.

Deficiency symptoms

Deficiency symptoms only develop if the diet is niacin-deficient, if the dietary niacin has poor bioavailability (e.g. with maize as a staple diet) or if the diet is low in tryptophan. Pellagra is the best-known disease caused by niacin deficiency.

Brands

Vitamin B3

Nicotinamide

Properties of vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)

Vitamin B3 

  • Nicotinamide
  • powder form
  • food and pharma grade available 
  • complies with highest quality standards and regulatory requirements

Applications of vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)

Vitamin B3 is used to improve the nutritional value of various food products and beverages. Applications are for example: juices and sports nutrition. 

Further products for food fortification

Explore also our

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.