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For a stronger effect in pharmaceutical products

As a distributor and supplier, ACT supplies flavours and essences, sweeteners, vitamins, acid regulators and preservatives for pharmaceutical products

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

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

What is the purpose of additives 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. ACT Hamburg trades in non-prescription pharmaceutical products. Which means these are not APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients). 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.

Your reliable distributor for additives in the production of pharmaceutical products

ACT is your reliable distributor and trading partner for additives 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
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
  • Biotine (Vitamin H)
  • Citric Acid  
  • Cyclamate Sodium 
  • Erythritol 
  • Fumaric Acid 
  • Inulin
  • L-Phenylalanine
  • Malic Acid 
  • Menthol (L-Menthol, DL-Menthol), synthetic
  • Menthol (L-Menthol), natural
  • Mint oils (Mentha Arvensis/Piperita/Spicata/DMO)
  • Neohesperidin
  • Neotame
  • Potassium Sorbate 
  • Saccharin Base
  • Saccharin Sodium
  • Sorbic Acid 
  • Stevia extracts & blends
  • Sucralose
  • Trisodium Citrate
  • Vitamin C DC 

What types of additives 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 the European Union, the European Pharmaceutical Act applies and the American equivalent, which is administered by the Food and Drug Administration.