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Vitamina D (Cholecalciferol) > para alimentos

BTC offers you a wide range and different forms of vitamin D for various food applications. With our technical expertise we can support you to find the right grade for your end-product.

Physiological importance

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is an essential micronutrient found only in a few foods. The best dietary sources are fatty fish and fish liver oil, while small amounts are contained in meat, dairy and eggs. Dietary intake of vitamin D3 is crucial for health and well-being when the production of vitamin D3 in skin is insufficient. This is the case when sun exposure is lacking in people with indoor lifestyles, sun avoiders, application of ultraviolet (UV) protection or during winter time in countries of the Northern hemisphere. In addition, the ability to produce sufficient amounts of vitamin D3 in skin naturally declines with age. Many people across the world have low vitamin D3 status, independent of their dietary habits. Vitamin D3 is required for keeping calcium levels in the blood healthy (homeostasis) and for normal development of the skeleton. Besides being the “bone health” vitamin, vitamin D3 is important for general health, immune function, nervous system function, and more

Properties of vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)

  • Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) available as powder or oily forms
  • excellent quality, outstanding flowability and outstanding stability 
  • very temperature stable powder
  • long shelf life even at 25°C
  • complies with highest quality standards and regulatory requirements

Applications of vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)

The use of vitamin D in the food industry is subject to controls due to the risk of overdose. Currently, it may only be used in certain product groups. Depending on the country, these product groups may include food products for babies and small children, dietetic food products for weight reduction, balanced diets, margarine, spreads, milk and dairy products.

Besides food fortification vitamin D is also used for dietary supplements.

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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.