Life sciences. Active nutrients. Scientific support.

Fytexia is a life science company that specialises in developing scientifically-supported active ingredients for dietary supplements.

Our mission

Fytexia’s mission is to reduce the risk factors associated with conditions affecting overall quality of life. We achieve this by offering innovative nutritional ingredients backed by scientific research and public health recommendations.

Fytexia’s innovation team collaborates with a global network of scientific researchers to develop functional ingredients that undergo rigorous scientific scrutiny, from characterising the active compounds to clinically demonstrating their benefits.

Fytexia's ingredients increase the value of the most advanced health products, contributing to the wellbeing of consumers, worldwide.



Fytexia develops and manufactures scientifically supported ingredients from dedicated production sites in France and Italy with in-house laboratories for both research and quality control.

Sales and marketing operations are also run from offices located in the USA, in Malaysia and in Germany. To provide a global reach, Fytexia serves its customers from EU- or US-based warehouses.

Accelerating and securing innovation

We support our partners in their science-based product developments.

Applying stringent quality standards at every stage

Fytexia offers ingredients that meet the highest quality standards, applied at every stage of the development and manufacturing, as well as in our business practices. 

A scientific approach to innovation

Fytexia has an integrated team of scientific professionals including 11 PhDs and MScs who work to develop new ingredients and coordinate international research projects with leading teams, from academic and private institutions. Fytexia leads the research and scientific validation of bioactive compounds to deliver turnkey solutions. 


Identification and quantification​
Nutrikinetics, including metabolites

Efficacy & safety

Pre-clinical & clinical trials
Gold-standard methodology

Mode of action

Biological pathways
Physiological functions
Causal relationship

Support getting products to market


Compliant with key market regulation


Co-branding strategy
Scientific training


Acquisition of Vital Solutions GmbH

Vital Solutions GmbH is a German company specialising in natural science-based ingredients with applications in dietary supplements and functional foods. Complementary health benefits provided an excellent addition to Fytexia’s range of scientifically supported ingredients. 


Acquisition by Associated British Foods plc

ABF Ingredients invests in Fytexia to strengthen their offering in the health and nutrition sector with expertise in polyphenols and active ingredients extracted from botanicals and propolis.


Acquisition of B Natural Srl

Leveraging 40 years of experience working with bee products, B Natural is an Italian company expert in the scientific valorization of propolis, through the development of a patented extraction method, allowing to obtain reproducible, standardized propolis extract. The industrial site in Corbetta, Italy, produces high-quality propolis extracts and other beehive derivatives.


Opening of our regional office in Malaysia​


Establishment of Fytexia Corp., USA​


Opening of manufacturing site Vendres, France


Establishment of Fytexia, France


Fytexia is part of ABF Ingredients, a world leader in specialty ingredients offering innovative, differentiated and value-added products and services to the food, health and nutrition, pharmaceutical, animal health and industrial sectors. The group is a division of Associated British Foods and comprises seven businesses operating worldwide under their own identities.

ABF Ingredients (ABFI) is a division of Associated British Foods, comprising a global community of ingredient companies operating under their own identities.
The business develops, produces and markets high value ingredients for a wide range of food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and other industrial applications.
Fueled by our capabilities in innovation, customer understanding, supply chain agility and our ability to service customers worldwide, ABFI is an area of high growth potential.

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AB Enzymes is an industrial biotech company specialized in enzymes and their applications in focused markets, offering quality products with excellent value for money. Since 1907 they have been developing, manufacturing and supplying enzyme preparations for industrial applications worldwide, with proven product brands, individually customized or completely tailor-made solutions.

ABITEC is a leading specialty lipids and surfactants manufacturer. They develop and deliver the highest quality solutions in solubilising, emulsification and lubrication for the global pharmaceutical, nutritional and specialty markets.

Ohly is one of the world’s leading suppliers of yeast extracts, yeast based flavours and specialty powders for the food, fermentation, health and animal feed markets. Products include vinegar powders, mustard powders, yeast extracts, specialized yeast extracts designed for the fermentation industry, yeast cell wall derivatives, probiotic and autolyzed yeast.

PGP International specialises in developing and producing extruded ingredients, including cereal and protein crisps, as well as an assortment of high quality rice based flours and blends, in addition to gluten free products that improve texture and processing. 

SPI Pharma provide innovative and cost-effective formulation solutions for global pharmaceutical and nutritional customers. With a focus on service, their products include antacid actives, excipients, drug delivery systems, taste-masking technology, vaccine adjuvants and drug development services.