Green vegetables as well as meat, milk, and dairy products are important sources of approximately equal proportions of vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Because of its hardly sensitivity to oxygen and heat, losses during processing or preparation are negligible. BTC offers you high class quality of vitamin K1 for food fortification.
Vitamin K is vital for the development of bones and teeth. Furthermore, it plays a crucial role in blood clotting as it activates blood clotting factors. Vitamin K is essential for the synthesis of osteocalcin, which helps to incorporate calcium phosphate into the bones.
Consequences of a vitamin K1 deficiency
Vitamin K hypovitaminosis is characterized by haemorrhage and is caused by chronic diseases of the liver and severely impaired fat absorption.
- available in 1% and 5% concentration
- powder form
- world class stability, flowability and dispersibility properties
- fits with a vegan diet
- complies with highest quality standards and regulatory requirements
Vitamin K1 may also be added to food products for babies and children, dietetic products, instant-drink powders, dried milk and vitamin mixtures for the food and ingredients industry. Dry vitamin K1 can also be used in multivitamin fruit juices and confectionary.
Further specialty chemicals for food fortification
- Vitamin A (Retinol)
- Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
- Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)
- Vitamin B5 (Calcium D-Pantothenate)
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
- Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
- Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
- Antioxidants / Natural mixed tocopherols
- Mixed carotenoids from algae source
- Plant sterols
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.