ADM enhances naturally sourced vitamin E range

New ingredients are derived from non-GMO sunflower oil and add to ADM’s existing Novatol portfolio

Archer Daniels Midland Company, one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, has strengthened its offering with two new natural source vitamin E products, Novatol Sunflower 5-67 Vitamin E and Novatol Sunflower Vitamin E Succinate.

The two new ingredients are derived from non-GMO sunflower oil and add to ADM’s existing Novatol range. The latest additions to ADM’s portfolio offer continued flexibility in formulating premium quality food, beverage and dietary supplement products at some of the highest concentrations available.

D-alpha tocopherol is the only form of alpha tocopherol found in nature, and it is also better retained by the body than synthetic vitamin E. With a low viscosity and high d-alpha tocopherol concentration, Novatol Sunflower 5-67 Vitamin E is ideal for softgel capsules as well as food and beverage fortification purposes.

However, when exposed to air or intense processing temperatures, the esters of d-alpha tocopherol have reduced susceptibility to degradation allowing for increased flexibility in product formulations. These benefits have given rise to the creation of d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate, the world’s first commercially available sunflower-based succinate form of vitamin E.

This high-concentration powder is neutral in taste and is ideal for tableting applications such as multivitamins and chewable tablets. Both of the latest Novatol products are non-GMO, they do not contain soy, and are Kosher and Halal certified.

'Our Novatol natural source vitamin E products provide manufacturers with a safe and reliable source of supply and are also available in a wide range of manufacturer-friendly formats for capsule, tablet and compounding applications,' said Mike Zora, General Manager for ADM’s WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients business unit. 'With our naturally sourced vitamin E solutions, we can help manufacturers address many consumer health concerns such as the protection of cells from oxidative stress and the increase of antioxidant activity.'