Vitamins concern to a number of the most claimed pharmaceutical preparations. Practically each manufacturer of medicines and food additives has a separate technological line on manufacture of vitamins. Enough frequently manufacture of vitamins becomes the secondary technological process as some vitamins can be made of waste products of food process industry. However, more often manufacture of vitamins is a prerogative of the large pharmaceutical companies.
The manufacture of vitamins can be carried out by two basic ways: reception of natural vitamins from vegetative and animal raw material or reception of synthetic vitamins from various chemical substances. By manufacture of synthetic vitamins derivatives of aromatic hydrocarbons, spirits, inorganic and organic salts are used.
In recent years in cosmetology, pharmacology and medicine the tendency of medicinal and cosmetic products manufacture dominates over components of natural origin. Consumers prefer production made of non-polluting natural vegetative components, without application of synthetic ingredients. However, the cost of production made of vegetative or animal non-polluting raw material is enough high.
Therefore, the majority of vitamin companies prefer to combine the "know-how" of vitamins or to combine synthetic and natural vitamin in one multivitamin complex. Besides many vitamin companies make identical vitamin preparations which differ from each other in the way of manufacture. In one case vitamins are made by synthetic way, in the other case for reception of vitamins natural raw material is used. Thus, vitamin costs can differ from 1.5 - 2 times as much depending on where you purchase them.
Nevertheless, the majority of vitamin companies invest significant sums of money on development of new technologies, which would allow making vitamins of natural raw material under the low price. To a number of such technologies it is possible to attribute manufacture of vitamins from waste products food and process industry. For example, to a number of the most perspective and competitive "know-how" of vitamin C from natural raw material concerns extraction of ascorbic acid from beet enhanced cossettes.
Beet enhanced cossettes is production of sugar waste manufacturers. However, beet exhausted cossettes contains a significant amount of ascorbic acid. The technology reception of vitamin C from beet enhanced cossettes is simple and demands rather small expenses. Thus, primary vitamin costs are rather low. However, significant investments are required for realization of similar projects.
Vitamin companies make vitamins and vitamin complexes intended for the various purposes. For expansion of assortment, many vitamin manufacturers develop vitamin complexes for various bodies and systems of organism. For example, vitamin complexes for improvement of vision are popular enough. In composition of these products vitamin manufacturers include a complex of vitamins which influence the function of optic nerve, eye blood circulation and eye pressure.
In composition of vitamin complexes for pregnant and nursing women the increased dozes of practically all vitamins and microcells are included. Application of the specialized vitamin complexes allows rendering purposeful and strong influence on the sick organ. Besides the additional vitamin products, many vitamin companies make the mega-vitamin food additives and mega-vitamin drinks and products for sports.