Beverages – juices,
fitness drinks and energy
drinks with important micronutrients.

Baby food –
micronutrient premixes
for highly sensitive products.

Food supplements –
customized vitamin
and mineral mixtures.

Fluid-bed technology:
a wealth of possibilities
for production and

Applications research:
the basis for successful
micronutrient premixes

Vitamins – overview of effects and indications

Vitamins Effects Deficiency symptoms
Vitamin A
Important for vision, the skin, mucous membranes and growth Night blindness; xerophtalmia; keratomalacia; inhibited growth; increased susceptibility to infection
Vitamin D Necessary for calcium and phosphate metabolism and bone formation Rickets; osteomalacia; osteoporosis
Vitamin E Controls muscle and gland functions; stimulates blood circulation; antioxidant effect in metabolism Fatigue; disturbed circulation, growth and development; increased lipofuscin production
Vitamin K Important for the blood coagulation system; regulates redox reactions Tendency to bleed
Vitamin B1 Important for carbohydrate metabolism and the nervous system Beriberi; nervous cardiovascular disorders; irritability; muscular weakness
Vitamin B2 As a component of enzymes it is involved in all metabolism for energy generation; controls oxidation-reduction mechanisms in the respiratory chain Disturbed growth and vision; cloudiness of the eye lenses; oversensitivity to light; rhagade formation; skin changes; cardiovascular disorders
Vitamin B6 Important for protein metabolism, the biosynthesis of amines and formation of blood cells; biochemical links with other B vitamins Dermatoses; seborrhoic changes; hypochromic anaemia; neuropathies
Vitamin B12 Stimulates the formation of blood cells; important for the synthesis of protein and nucleic acid Pernicious anaemia; nervous disorders
Folate Controls reproduction and cell division in intermediate metabolism; central function in protein metabolism Megaloblastic anaemia; neurological disorders; changes in the intestinal mucosa
Niacin Central role in glycolysis and lipid synthesis; important for energy generation Alpine scurvy (pellagra); hyperkeratosis; gastrointestinal disorders; disorders of the central nervous system
Pantothenic acid Component of enzyme systems in the generation of energy from nutrients Deficiency symptoms are rare; unspecific general symptoms such as headache, fatigue, weakness
Biotin Essential effects in metabolism; important for the skin and hair Deficiency symptoms are rare, since it is produced by the body’s own intestinal flora; dermatitis, anorexia, depression
Vitamin C Being a redox system, vitamin C mobilizes the body’s own defence mechanisms, boosts physical performance and is involved in the synthesis of important building materials such as collagen (for the teeth, bones, cartilage, skin), carnitine (factor in energy generation), detoxification of foreign substances (nitroso compounds); regulates the transportation and storage of iron Scurvy; bleeding from the mucous membranes and skin; lowered resistance to infection and impaired physical performance; increased tiredness, fatigue

Minerals – overview of effects and indications

Mineral Effects Deficiency symptoms
(Bulk element)
Important for the bones and teeth, nerves and muscle cells, blood coagulation, muscle contraction, heart functions and hormone release Osteoporosis, rickets, muscle weakness
(Trace element)
Carbohydrate metabolism, breakdown of fatty acids; important for glucose tolerance, especially in the elderly and for diabetics Weight loss, reduced glucose tolerance, risk of diabetes
(Trace element)
Blood formation, blood oxygenation, formation of the red blood pigment haemoglobin, constituent of numerous enzymes, contributes to the storage and transportation of oxygen Retarded growth, muscle weakness, pallor, anaemia, fatigue; disturbed growth of skin, nails and hair; impaired mental development, higher infant mortality rate
(Trace element)
Ensures strong bones and teeth; promotes wound healing and proper vision, inhibits caries bacteria Damage to teeth, caries
(Trace element)
Promotes thyroid function, regulates metabolism and body temperature Hypothyroidism, goitre, weight fluctuation
(Bulk element)
Regulates the water balance of the cells, cardiac rhythm, protein synthesis, conversion of carbohydrates. Important for protein and glycogen formation and release of hormones Muscular weakness; disturbed cardiac function; stomach problems; diarrhoea; enteroparesis; irregular pulse
(Trace element)
Essential for metabolism, transportation of iron and functioning of the immune system. Constituent of enzymes in the muscles, liver and bones Anaemia; insomnia; elevated cholesterol levels; weakness; lack of appetite; shortness of breath
(Bulk element)
Important for physical energy, muscles and bones. Prevents cramp, activates enzymes, lowers the cholesterol level. Important for the storage and release of hormones Cramp; irritability; poor concentration; cardiac arrhythmias; gastro-intestinal problems
(Trace element)
Component of numerous enzymes, especially for carbohydrate and fat metabolism, metabolic processes, production of sexual hormones Impaired skeletal growth and fertility
(Trace element)
Assists the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and iron Reduced uric acid concentration; excessive uptake of copper
(Bulk element)
Necessary for the absorption and transportation of nutrients. Regulates the water balance and blood pressure Cramp; circulatory problems
(Bulk element)
Constituent of bone. Important for genetic information, energy metabolism and the acid-base balance Muscular weakness; bone disorders
(Trace element)
Binds free radicals; promotes tissue elasticity; important constituent of bone and tooth mass Damage to cardiac muscle; bowel disease
(Trace element)
Strengthens the immune system and the eyes. Important for the skin and connective tissue and the storage of insulin Lack of appetite; hair loss; skin lesions