Solabia’s nutrition division offers a wide range of innovative ingredients and extracts proven and objectified to improve health and well-being. Whether they are of animal, vegetal, marine, biotechnological or fine chemical origin, these high-performance products are perfectly suited to the needs of the market and consumers.

Solabia has thus become a privileged partner of the biggest brands in the industry for several decades now. Thanks to its latest acquisitions, Solabia nutrition has broadened its international scope and has benefited from new know-how that enables it to offer its customers a wider product portfolio that meets the needs of the market in terms of innovation, efficiency, quality, safety, competitiveness, and sustainable development.

Clinical research and objectivations

Solabia Nutrition is committed to being at the forefront of innovation by providing high quality nutraceutical products that meet the needs of consumers in a quickly growing market. These products fit perfectly into an active lifestyle and are designed to help consumers achieve their health goals in an effective and sustainable manner.

Solabia Nutrition

Solabia Nutrition’s subsidiary Bioactor is integrated into the scientific ecosystem of the Maastricht Health Campus, with close links to the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC) and NUTRIM, the leading research school for nutrition and health in the Netherlands. The in-house clinical team is supervised by external principal investigators to ensure unbiased evaluation of results. Clinical research via GCP trials is a key part of our value creation strategy, and every Bioactor product has been evaluated in one or more clinical studies.

Solabia Nutrition Know-how page

Our different expertises and major axes

Thanks to its strong potential for innovation, the nutrition division has been able to take advantage of a coherent combination of know-how to develop active substances with proven effectiveness and safety. Our scientific expertise is based on 3 major axes :

  • Vegetal extraction (on aqueous solvent, by cold pressing under non-denaturing conditions, etc.)
  • Fine chemistry (synthesis without organic solvents from materials of plant and mineral origin)
  • Biotechnologies (hydrolysis and enzymatic synthesis)

The variety of our products is therefore the result of the mastery of a set of complementary skills and expertise. Presented as liquids and powders, alone or formulated as complexes, all our raw materials are scientifically validated according to quality standards: traceability, standardization, safety and microbiological cleanliness, etc.

The nutrition division of the Solabia Group is specialized in 5 different areas of expertise.

Vegetal extraction

Vegetal extraction is a process used to extract active compounds and nutrients from plants for various sectors including the nutraceutical or nutricosmetic industry.

Solabia is one of the experts in vegetal extraction and natural ingredient development, which enables it to meet the various needs of its industrial clients by offering them effective and specific solutions for the food, health and beauty sectors.

Vegetal Extraction


At the very beginning of the food chain, containing most of the basic nutrients necessary for life, microalgae are recognized as one of the most promising long-term raw materials for food, health, chemical and other related products. While evidence of the benefits of algae-derived food products is well documented for improved heart, eye and brain health, as well as immune system and skin benefits, algae are increasingly being consumed for their functional benefits beyond traditional health and food applications. Today, microalgae are an essential component for certain products such as cosmetics and food supplements. They also have an interesting potential to meet the growing needs of populations for sustainable food.

Astaxanthin by Solabia


Macroalgae are marine organisms that can be used for nutritional and cosmetics purposes. Nutritionally, macroalgae are rich in nutrients such as proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Macroalgae have great potential in the nutraceutical industry due to their high content of essential nutrients and bioactive compounds.

Macroalgae extracts can be used to improve heart health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, strengthen the immune system and aid in weight loss.

Macroalgae are also used to produce food supplements such as capsules and powders, but also for cosmetic products such as skin, hair and nail care.

Macroalgae are also considered environmentally friendly ingredients because they are grown in a sustainable manner and do not require pesticides or fertilizers.

Macroalgeas Seaweed


Polysaccharides are sugar molecules that have high potential in the nutraceutical industry as dietary supplements to improve digestive health and regulate blood sugar. Polysaccharides such as alpha-glucooligosaccharide (alpha-GOS), have prebiotic properties that can improve the intestinal flora and strengthen the immune system and help prevent infections. They are also an excellent substrate to formulate symbiotics and maintain metabolism during and after weight loss.

Polysaccharides Nutrition

Mineral salts

Minerals play a vital role in biological processes by serving as cofactors in many biochemical reactions. Minerals can be classified into two categories: macroelements and trace elements. Pyrrolidone carboxylic acid (PCA) is a natural and physiological derivative that is involved in many biological mechanisms. Solabia’s researchers have shown that PCA is an agent of epidermal differentiation, allowing the skin to maintain its mechanical resistance and water homeostasis. PCA also presents an undeniable opportunity in terms of health as a biochemical intermediate.

Solabia Mineral salts