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Quali®-E (vitamin E)

DSM is the world’s largest manufacturer of vitamin E.
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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.


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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.

E is for Essential

Vitamin E is essential to health and plays an important role in supporting brain, eye, cardiovascular, maternal and infant health, as well as protecting the skin.

The European Commission has authorized an Article 13.1 health claim stating that ‘vitamin E contributes to the protection of cell constituents from oxidative damage.

Consumption of vitamin E has been in decline in recent years and it is now estimated that more than 90 per cent of the population in the US do not meet the dietary intake recommendations. The impact of low vitamin E intake globally is a serious public health concern and there is an urgent requirement for additional research.

Intake recommendations
Daily multivitamin supplementation is a safe and effective way to achieve the recommended intake of essential micronutrients. Download DSM’s new white paper to learn more about the role that vitamin E can play in addressing global health concerns, as well as ongoing work to reassess intake recommendations.

New research
DSM is calling on consumers, healthcare professionals, scientists and governments to take note of recent studies on vitamin E, as well as ongoing work to determine intake recommendations. DSM is also leading a wider initiative - Vitamins in Motion - to highlight the critical role that vitamins play in overall nutrition and health. 

Product forms


DSM is completely backwards integrated and offers the most comprehensive portfolio of vitamin E in oil and dry forms are suitable for all food and pharmaceutical applications.

Vitamin E: The latest science 2016

Vitamin E: The latest science 2016

As with all emerging fields of science, more research is needed to explore the full potential of vitamin E. DSM is actively involved in supporting research projects that investigate the health effects of vitamin E. This white paper highlights the latest science behind the different roles of vitamin E in human health. It examines new data on global vitamin E status, as it addresses important questions in terms of usage levels and concerns that may not always be scientifically substantiated.

Vitamin E and the multivitamin supplementation debate

Vitamin E and the multivitamin supplementation debate

Vitamin E is an essential micronutrient that cannot be produced by the body itself. Due to changes in modern eating habits, it can be difficult to obtain the required amount of vitamin E through diet alone.

Vitamin E Combating Fatty Liver Disease

Vitamin E Combating Fatty Liver Disease

Worldwide, there are approximately 1.5 billion people who are overweight or obese. There are more than 344 million people suffering from type 2 diabetes, and while not everyone with type 2 diabetes is overweight, obesity and lack of physical activity are two of the most common causes of this form of diabetes. Closely associated with type 2 diabetes and obesity is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is one of the most common liver diseases worldwide, affecting patients from all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds.