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For a stronger effect in pharmaceutical products

As a distributor and supplier, the ACT Group supplies flavours and essences, sweeteners, vitamins, acid regulators, preservatives and APIs* (active pharmaceutical ingredients) for pharmaceutical products

*The business of the APIs is conducted solely and directly by our subsidiary in Poland. For inquiries about the active ingredients, please contact:

For better quality and more consumer-friendly pharmaceutical products, the processing industry often resorts to the appropriate ecxipients.

ACT supplies excipients for pharmaceutical products in consistent and certified quality in accordance with DIN-EN-ISO-9001:2015 guidelines for products from cough teas to excipients for nutritional supplements such as effervescent vitamin tablets and other OTC products (over-the-counter products without a prescription).

What is the purpose of excipients for pharmaceutical products?

The pharmaceutical industry resorts to natural and chemical products to produce its preparations. Whether tablets, capsules, teas or ointments, they all usually contain both specific active ingredients as well as additives. Additives are used for various purposes. Some have an antiseptic, cooling or mucolytic effect, to name but a few. In particular, vitamins are well known for their use in boosting the immune system or to combat deficiency symptoms. These substances are also often used to create specific compounds or to stimulate certain effects. Last but not least, they also improve the taste.

What are the APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) products for?

APIs are the medicinally active ingredients of a medicine. The European Pharmacopoeia contains comprehensive, binding information, for example, about the specification and test methods of the APIs. To ensure the quality, effectiveness and safety of medicines, the production and use of APIs they contain are subject to international guidelines (such as the EU GMP directives), as well as regulations and laws. In Germany the Pharmaceutical Act applies.

Your reliable distributor for excipients and APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) in the production of pharmaceutical products

ACT is your reliable distributor and trading partner for excipients and APIs in the production of pharmaceutical products. We stand for consistent, certified quality and guarantee a reliable supply chain from the point of origin to final processing by our customers. Find out more about the product groups that are used in the processing of pharmaceutical products and that we supply:


  • Acesulfame-K
  • Anethole
  • Biotine (Vitamin H)
  • Camphor nat.
  • Citric Acid  
  • Cyclamate Sodium
  • Davana Oil
  • Erythritol
  • Fumaric Acid
  • Inulin
  • L-Phenylalanine
  • Malic Acid 
  • Maltitol
  • Menthol (L-Menthol, DL-Menthol), synthetic
  • Menthol (L-Menthol), natural
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose
  • Mint oils (Mentha Arvensis/Piperita/Spicata/DMO)
  • N-Acetyl L-Cysteine
  • Neohesperidin
  • Neotame
  • Potassium Sorbate 
  • Saccharin Base
  • Saccharin Sodium
  • Sorbic Acid 
  • Stevia extracts & blends
  • Sucralose
  • Trisodium Citrate
  • Vitamin C DC


  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
  • Ambroxol Hydrochloride
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate
  • Benfotiamine
  • Caffeine Anhydrous, synthetic
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Chondroitin
  • Erythromycin
  • Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Hydrocortisone Acetate
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ketoprofen
  • L-Carnitine Base / Tartrate / 50%
  • Mometasone Furoate
  • Neomycin Sulfate
  • Paracetamol
  • Pyridoxine HCL (Vitamin B6)
  • Racemic Camphor
  • Riboflavine-5-Phosphate (Vitamin B2)
  • Tetracycline Hydrochloride
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
  • Tramadol Hydrochloride

What types of excipients are processed in pharmaceutical products?

In pharmaceutical product manufacturing, both vitamins and essential oils as well as acid regulators and preservatives are used. Vitamin H – also known as vitamin B7 or biotin – is used in creams and tablets for the skin, hair and nails, for example. And vitamin E is a radical scavenger, which is used in skin creams. Flavours such as anethol have an antiseptic and mucolytic effect, menthol is also a cooling agent. Sweeteners and sugar substitutes reduce bitter or sour flavours among other things. Which substances are permitted and may be processed are usually regulated by specific national laws. Within Germany , the Pharmaceutical Act applies and the American equivalent, which is administered by the Food and Drug Administration.