ADM Supplement Ingredients

Consumers are looking for new ways to make their lifestyles healthier. That means seeking out foods, beverages and supplements that provide health-enhancing properties. ADM develops and markets several products to fit into this category.

Our ingredient offerings include:


Ultralec? deoiled lecithin and Capsulec? capsule grade lecithin can be used in a variety of nutritional supplements such as lecithin granules, capsules, and tablets. Ultralec deoiled lecithin is also used in a variety of other applications such as nutrition bars, beverages, spreads and dressings. Use it to disperse powders into liquids, emulsify fats and oils, and keep baked goods moist and tender.

Natural-Source Vitamin E

ADM is the largest producer of Natural Source Vitamin E and Mixed Tocopherols. The natural form of Vitamin E, d-alpha-tocopherol, is better retained by the body compared to the synthetic form (dl-alpha-tocopherol). The bioavailability (availability for use by the body) is 2:1 for natural-source Vitamin E over synthetic Vitamin E.

CardioAid? Plant Sterols

ADM produces the CardioAid? brand of plant sterols, a class of plant-derived compounds that have proven effective in blocking the absorption of cholesterol.

Novasoy? Soy Isoflavones

The Novasoy? brand’s familiar “green leaf” can be found on over 125 supplement brands all over the world. Clinical studies consistently show that soy isoflavones like Novasoy lower the incidence of hot flashes.

In fact, researchers say soy isoflavones like Novasoy are a natural alternative for reducing menopausal symptoms.

Onavita? DHA Algal Oil

Onavita DHA Algal Oil is extracted from microalgae. DHA is part of the family of long chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. DHA is considered the most important fat in the brain and retina representing up to 97 percent and 93 percent of the omega-3 fatty acids, respectively. DHA Algal oil is vegan, vegetarian, and provides a clean allergen label for those seeking an alternative to fish-sourced omega-3s. DHA can be successfully incorporated into many applications, providing differentiation and added value for products in multiple market segments.

Onavita? Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) Oil

ALA is part of the family of short chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. ALA is an essential omega-3 acid from which long chain DHA and EPA fatty acids are made in the body. Long chained omega-3s may help maintain a healthy heart. There is some evidence that foods rich in ALA have been shown to maintain cholesterol levels that are already in the normal range. ALA can be successfully incorporated into many applications, providing differentiation and added value for products in multiple market segments – dietary supplements, oil blends, and food fortification.


At ADM, our understanding of the complex relationship between microbiome and health allows for the development of a wide range of specialty probiotic ingredients. Our comprehensive approach to developing these solutions includes isolating, selecting, developing, and producing the right strains or probiotics. From sourcing and screening of novel strains, to preclinical and clinical evaluation, to scaling up and optimizing production processes, Biopolis develops both proprietary and tailored strains of probiotics every year for health-targeted products. From first generation strains for immune and digestive health to tailored strains for skin health, infant nutrition, fertility, weight management, and more, our highest focus is on quality

Functional Ingredients

Using the Caenorhabditis elegans preclinical model supported by in vitro assays for novel food and pharmaceutical active ingredients, Biopolis has developed proprietary functional ingredients and can help in the development of new products. Moreover, our expertise in biochemistry applications and microbiology solutions allows for thorough food safety evaluation. And, our novel ingredients such as peptides, lipids and fibers and more, can be used to target obesity, aging, diabetes, aid in immune boosting, cognitive function, neurodegenerative disease, among others.

Cell Factories

We pride ourselves on our efficient and integrated solutions to develop bio-based ingredients and specialty chemicals to service the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Biopolis offers unique knowledge in microbial strain and bioprocess design and development, including fermentation and downstream set-up and optimization. We’ve successfully developed more than 100 biomolecules for clients. The center of our work focuses on the overproduction of proteins, specialized sugars, biopolymers and other metabolites.

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