Folate/Folic Acid

Nutrition Library Folate/Folic Acid General Information Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin and cannot be stored in the body. It must therefore be ingested via the daily diet. In Germany, the intake of folic acid (and its derivatives) is below the recommended daily...

Selenium

Nutrition Library Selenium General Information Selenium is an essential trace element. The selenium content of food depends on the selenium content of the soil. In Central Europe, soils are mostly poor in selenium. In some EU countries, selenium is added to the feed...

Vitamin A

Nutrition Library Vitamin A General Information Vitamin A (retinol) is a fat-soluble vitamin and is only found in animal products. Beta-carotene is mainly found in plant-based foods. Beta-carotene is a precursor of vitamin A (provitamin A) and can be converted into...

Vitamin E

Nutrition Library Vitamin E General Information Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin E includes all natural and synthetic vitamin E compounds (tocopherol and tocotrienol derivatives). There are eight different vitamin E variants in nature; α-tocopherol is the...

Zinc

Nutrition Library Zinc General Information Zinc is an essential trace element. The body cannot form zinc itself, so it must be consumed regularly in the diet. Zinc is also sometimes called the “immune system mineral.” Serious zinc deficiency is rare in...