Human Nutrition

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As more people recognise the importance of good nutrition for leading healthy and active lives, the demand for ingredients that promote health and well-being continues to grow.

With a long history of developing products for human nutrition, we combine a scientific approach, while harnessing our technical and application expertise to create superior food ingredients and formulations that tackle the current and future challenges of human nutrition.

We believe that the right nutrition, combined with being active at every life stage, is fundamental to a healthier lifestyle and supports the prevention of non-communicable diseases.

Market segments

Our high-quality health ingredients are based on the most solid scientific foundations. They can be used in a broad range of application forms, and they support our customers in meeting the diverse nutritional and lifestyle needs of consumers, helping people live long, healthy and active lives. At BASF, providing the right nutrition to the right people at the right time is how we contribute to a more sustainable future. Join us on our journey.
Infant and maternal nutrition

Infant and maternal nutrition

We offer ingredients with health benefits, based on the most solid scientific foundations. Our human nutrition experts support you from consultation to implementation, letting you react quickly to changes in the market. Our human nutrition labs around the world combine global expert knowledge with a deep understanding of local needs, preferences and habits. We support our customers and partners with technical application service and development as well as tailor-made training in our human nutrition labs.


Life stages

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Find out how some of our health ingredients support the health and nutritional needs of consumers across life stages.

Receiving all the required nutrients during the first stage of life is crucial for physical growth, intellectual development and the prevention of future diseases. In order to promote healthy child development, we provide nutrients for an age-appropriate, tailor-made diet from the prenatal period up to the adolescent years.

Products: Omega-3 Bursts, Omega Oils, Lucarotin Beta-Carotene, Covitol and Dry n-3


We offer ingredients with health benefits, based on the most solid scientific foundations. Our human nutrition experts support you from consultation to implementation, letting you react quickly to changes in the market. Our human nutrition labs around the world combine global expert knowledge with a deep understanding of local needs, preferences and habits. We support our customers and partners with technical application service and development as well as tailor-made training in our human nutrition labs.


Adults often lead a busy life, and, therefore, have a special need to stay fit and healthy. As a provider of nutrients for the growing number of people in the ‘rush hour’ part of life, we offer relevant solutions for formulators, designing supplements for (young) adults, nest-building couples and the 50+ generation.

Products: Vitamin E, Vitamin K1, Xangold Lutein, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B and Vitamin D3

As life expectancies increase, preventing age-related diseases and, thus, staying healthy longer is becoming more and more important. It is our objective to help customers offer products with essential nutrients that can support the elderly in living their lives to the fullest and staying independent as long as possible.

Products: Covitol, Beta-Carotene and Dry n-3

The five human nutrition fitness disciplines

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