Quali®-E (vitamin E)
DSM is the world’s largest manufacturer of vitamin E.
The term ‘vitamin E’ actually describes a family of eight related fat-soluble molecules. Of these, ‘alpha-tocopherol’ has the highest biological activity and is the most abundant in the human body.
The name tocopherol derives from the Greek words tocos, meaning childbirth, and pherein (‘to bring forth’). The name was coined to highlight the vitamin’s essential role in the reproduction of various animal species.
A sufficient intake of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) is important as it:
- Functions as an antioxidant, protecting cells, tissues, and organs from damaging effects caused by ‘free radicals,’ which are responsible for the aging process and can lead to various health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and inflammatory conditions
- Inhibits damaging blood clotting, potentially blocking blood flow
- Regulates the opening of blood vessels, important for unhindered blood flow.
DSM is the world’s largest manufacturer of vitamin E and is completely backwards integrated. We also produce the most comprehensive portfolio of oil and dry forms, suitable for all pharma and food applications.