Company   |   Management owned reliable business partners   |  

ppm.Ingredients is a private limited partnership active in manufacturing and distribution of nutraceutical ingredients and finished formulations. Major business activities are in the field of bone, joint and cardiovascular health applications. ppm.Ingredients offers ingredients and product concepts for all marketing channels related to food supplements and pharmaceuticals. The product range includes high volume commodities at highly competitive pricing as well as highly innovative and clinically proven ingredient innovations with unique selling propositions. With business operations in Hamburg (Marketing and Management) and Hong Kong (Sourcing and Quality) ppm.Ingredients operates at pulse of international business. Several warehouse facilities are operated across Europe. ppm.Ingredients is certified according to the management and food safety norm ISO 22000:2005, which includes HACCP.

Products   |   Health nutrition and Food supplements   |

ppm.Ingredients offers nutritional and raw health ingredients that can be included in the composition of food supplements, functional foods, nutraceuticals and health nutrition products. Our key products are Calcium compounds and related Vitamins for the treatment of bone health diseases such as Vitamin K2 MK7 and Vitamin D3. Vitamin K2 MK7 is also an important cardio health ingredient.

Sources   |   Approved suppliers from America, Asia and Europe   |

All our ingredients are manufactured in co-operation with high-quality production partners across the world. Facilities are located in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Israel, Norway, Switzerland, and in the USA. All those production facilities are certified according to HACCP, IFS, BRC, ISO 22000:2005, FSSC and/ or GMP. Furthermore, we offer organic certified raw health ingredients.

Among our suppliers are the following companies:



Buschle & Lepper S.A.


Fermenta Biotech Limited


Kappa Bioscience AS


Sudeep Pharma Pvt. Ltd.


Sales market   |   European pharmaceutical and nutritional B2B   |

Our valued customers are industrial companies active in food manufacturing, food fortification, pharma- and nutraceuticals including contract manufacturers, nutraceutical marketing companies, health food manufacturers and wholesalers. With deep understanding of European regulatory requirements 70% of our sales are performed in the European Union, Norway, and Switzerland.


Why Vitamin K2 as Menaquinone-7 is a must for bone health 

Vitamin K2 is an essential fat-soluble vitamin that directs calcium into the bone structure. Vitamin K2 acts as a co-factor necessary for the activation of osteocalcin, facilitating binding of calcium into the bone matrix. 

Vitamin K2 also prevents arterial calcification. It is a necessary co-factor to activate matrix-GLA protein, which helps to clear excess calcium from the blood vessels. 

Vitamin K2 is one of the three essentials for bone health together with vitamin D3 and calcium. To secure the optimal bone building process, these three need to work in combination. Including vitamin K2 in every bone health formulation is therefore vital. Our diets today, no matter how well balanced, do not provide us with enough vitamin K2. It needs to be supplemented, just like vitamin D. 



 Bone health boosted

 4 ways to ensure success in the Booming Bone health market

Bone health market growth is driven by ageing populations worldwide and poor lifestyle habits, leading to escalating incidences of osteoporosis. Additionally, a clear trend for positive growth drivers exists. Overall holistic interest in health and increasing popularity of more active lifestyles create demand for bone health solutions.


The most popular bone health ingredients are calcium and vitamin D. Typically, products utilising bone health positioning fall under the categories of dairy, baby food, breakfast cereals and beverages such as meal replacements, as well as vitamins and dietary supplements delivered in tablet or capsule format.

Launch rate of consumer products utilising bone health positioning has increased globally by approximately 550% over the past 10 years (Mintel GNPD). The market value of bone health calcium supplements is currently estimated to be approximately 4,400 MEUR and the bone and joint health foods & beverages approximately 12,300 MEUR (Euromonitor).

While the mainstream of the bone health market is becoming increasingly competitive, there are ways to stand out. The key is to target new consumer groups, add novel ingredients to deliver bone health benefits, tailor more meaningful benefits for the target consumers and choose appealing product formats.


While many bone health products target either children or seniors, there are countless opportunities beyond these segments. Bone health is relevant for all consumers regardless of age, life-stage or gender, so opportunity exists to differentiate your brand.

Vitamin K2 is a key bone health ingredient with an EFSA approved health claim (maintenance of bones and teeth). It builds and maintains strong bones throughout life. 


There is an ever-increasing number of calcium and vitamin D bone health products on the market – the problem especially for premium brands is to stand out from this mainstream. There is no need to stick to just these two ingredients in your bone health formulations. There are several other ingredients for different kinds of bone health benefits, including vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, zinc and protein.

Vitamin K2 is a newcomer within bone health. As the number of products containing vitamin K2 is still limited, a formulation renewal with vitamin K2 offers an effective way to differentiate your brand. K2VITAL® is the world's only micro-encapsulated Vitamin K2 as MK7.

Calcified Atlantic Seaweed is a plant-derived source of Calcium from Algae with 32% elemental calcium and several naturally occurring bone building trace elements and minerals including magnesium and iron.  

"We put Calcium in Balance."