About Us

Vitae Naturals is a Spanish company founded as Vitae Caps, S.A. in February 2000 with a strong international focus. Our products are sold in more than 50 countries over the five continents. We are proud to rely on an efficient and dynamic worldwide distribution network in order to offer the best possible local support and service.

Our manufacturing facility is the main producer of natural sourced Vitamin E in Europe and the world’s major manufacturer of phytosterol esters and it is based in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo, Central Spain).

Vitae Naturals’ vision: Being the first supplier of premium natural ingredients to to the food, supplements and nutrition, cosmetics, petfood and feed sector.

Vitae Naturals’ mission: Manufacturing natural ingredients with the highest quality and purity criteria to enhance people’s life and create value to our company and customers, using raw materials and processes which help to maintain the environment.

Vitae Naturals’ motto: Manufacturers of wellness.

Vitae Naturals manufactures natural ingredients and guarantees their purity, safety and effectiveness.

Our range of products covers:

  • IP Natural Vitamin E -d-alpha-tocopherol, d-alpha-tocopheryl acetate and mixed tocopherols – (Vitapherole®)
  • IP soybean and pine-tree phytosterols, and phytosterol esters (Vitasterol®)
  • Antioxidant systems: taylor-made formulations to protect customers’ products.
  • Microencapsulation

History

  • 2000

    Vitae Caps was founded.
  • 2001

    Opening of Vitae Caps’ facilities as the main producer of natural sourced Vitamin E - alpha tocopherol, acetates and mixed tocopherols - in Europe.

  • 2002

    Vitae Caps obtained ISO 9001: 2000 certificate and GMPc.
  • 2003

    Development of a production method to remove raw materials’ contaminants. Opening of Vitae Caps’ Regional Sales office in Stuttgart (Germany).
  • 2004

    Vitae Caps started to sell non GMO IP tocopherols based on the most exhaustive criteria of European Regulation 1829/2003 and 1830/2003.

    Vitae Caps has been pioneer on implanting this certification.

  • 2005

    Vitae Caps launched soy isoflavones’ range and implemented the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points).
  • 2006

    Vitae Caps launched Vitasterol® S-80 esterified - esterol esters - with the highest purity of the market > 99% esterification, one of its best sellers today.

    Vitasterol® S-80 esterified obtained novel food ingredient approval following a simplified procedure of substantial equivalence according to European Regulation 258/97.

  • 2007

    Vitae Caps began to sell Vitasterol® S-80 esterified industrially to all food sectors approved by EFSA under Novel Food Legislation.
  • 2008

    Vitae Caps started to develop antioxidants systems and microencapsulated products.
  • 2009

    Plant sterols were one of the first products gaining Health Claim approval under regulation art. 14 of European Regulation 1924/2006.

    Vitae Caps is working in two CDTI projects until the end 2011 (Council of Administration of the Center for Industrial Technology Development), one of them is the study of natural tocopherols as new source of Vitamin E in the feed sector.

    Vitae Caps continues betting on product innovation, quality and service making the difference

  • 2010

    Vitae Caps’ facilities are are renovated to meet the GMP Pharma Standard (Good Manufacturing Practices).
  • 2011

    Vitae Caps is commercially renamed Vitae Naturals, to better reflect its vision and commitment to the purest natural ingredients.

    In addition, our production capacity of sterol esters has been increased by 400%

  • 2013

    Vitae Naturals invests in research and innovation starting a new CDTI project related to new formulations of phytosterols for food and nutraceutical sector.

    Launched Vitasterol® S-80 WDP.

  • 2014

    Our Vitasterol® range has achieved "self-affirmed GRAS" status in USA.

    US FDA carried out an exhaustive and successful inspection at our facilities in April 2014

  • 2015

    Installation of a state of the art micro-encapsulation facility in Talavera de la Reina.

    We offer microencapsulated tocopherols and sterols for the development of products to be applied over additional foods (solid and water-based matrix)

  • 2016

    Vitae Naturals is successfully audited under FSSC 22000 standard. This new certification is the result of a big effort focused on food safety and demonstrates that Vitae Naturals has a robust Food Safety Management System in place ensuring our consumer´s trust in the supply of our safe foods.

    FSSC 22000 controls and reduces Food Safety Hazards and promotes continuous improvement in Food Safety aspects. Vitae Naturals, through this certification, bets for transparency along the Food Supply Chain. FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the “Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

  • 2017

    We doubled the production capacity of our industrial plant to adapt it to the exponential growth of sales.
  • 2018

    Vitae Naturals successfully achieved REACH registration of tocopherols (“Vitapherole®” range – mixed tocopherols and d-alpha tocopherol) and Registration Number for both substances were issued.

    This registration enables Vitae Naturals to market its products in the context of cosmetic sector within established legal regulations.

  • 2020

    We resort to renewable energy as an alternative source of energy supply, reinforcing our commitment to the environment.
  • 2022

    Strengthened position as the main European manufacturer of mixed tocopherols and natural IP non-GMO Vitamin E and the largest producer of sterol esters worldwide.