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Vitamine D (Cholecalciferol) > pour compléments alimentaires

BTC offers you several forms of high quality vitamin D grades tailored to your specific needs for your dietary supplement. The most important vitamin D compounds in the human organism are vitamin D3 and vitamin D2. Both demonstrate approximately the same activity in the human body. We can support you to find the best grade, which reaches your expectations.

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)

For the application in dietary supplements special grades are available, which are e.g. suitable for soft gelatin capsules, hard shell capsules, oily solutions, drops, ointments, and creams as well as for multivitamin/mineral tablets.

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

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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.