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Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and Excipients,
Food Additives and Dietary and Nutritional Supplements, Animal feeds supplement

Packages of medication 
Other names : medicine, drug, pharmaceutical, pharmaceutical preparation, pharmaceutical product, medicinal product, medicament, remedy.

An active ingredient (AI) is the ingredient in a pharmaceutical drug or pesticide that is biologically active. The similar terms active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and bulk active are also used in medicine, and the term active substance may be used for natural products. Some medication products may contain more than one active ingredient. The traditional word for the API is pharmacon or pharmakon (from Greekφάρμακον, adapted from pharmacos) which originally denoted a magical substance or drug.

The terms active constituent or active principle are often chosen when referring to the active substance of interest in a plant (such as salicylic acid in willow bark or arecoline in areca nuts), because the word ingredient in many minds connotes a sense of human agency (that is, something that a person combines with other substances), whereas the natural products present in plants were not added by any human agency but rather occurred naturally ("a plant doesn't have ingredients").
In contrast with the active ingredients, the inactive ingredients are usually called excipients in pharmaceutical contexts. The main excipient that serves as a medium for conveying the active ingredient is usually called the vehiclePetrolatum and mineral oil are common vehicles.

An excipient is a substance formulated alongside the active ingredient of a medication,[1] included for the purpose of long-term stabilization, bulking up solid formulations that contain potent active ingredients in small amounts (thus often referred to as "bulking agents", "fillers", or "diluents"), or to confer a therapeutic enhancement on the active ingredient in the final dosage form, such as facilitating drug absorption,[2][3] reducing viscosity,[4] or enhancing solubility.[5] Excipients can also be useful in the manufacturing process, to aid in the handling of the active substance concerns such as by facilitating powder flowability or non-stick properties, in addition to aiding in vitro stability such as prevention of denaturation or aggregation over the expected shelf life. The selection of appropriate excipients also depends upon the route of administration and the dosage form, as well as the active ingredient and other factors. A comprehensive classification system based on structure-property-application relationships has been proposed for excipients used in parenteral medications.[6][7]
Pharmaceutical regulations and standards require that all ingredients in drugs, as well as their chemical decomposition products, be identified and shown to be safe. Often, more excipient is found in a final drug formulation than active ingredient, and practically all marketed drugs contain excipients.[1]:1 As with new drug substances and dosage forms thereof, novel excipients themselves can be patented; sometimes, however, a particular formulation involving them is kept as a trade secret instead (if not easily reverse-engineered).

Food additives are substances added to food to preserve flavor or enhance its taste, appearance, or other qualities. Some additives have been used for centuries; for example, preserving food by pickling (with vinegar), salting, as with bacon, preserving sweets or using sulfur dioxide as with wines. With the advent of processed foods in the second half of the twentieth century, many more additives have been introduced, of both natural and artificial origin. Food additives also include substances that may be introduced to food indirectly (called "indirect additives") in the manufacturing process, through packaging, or during storage or transport.[1][2]
To regulate these additives and inform consumers, each additive is assigned a unique number called an "E number", which is used in Europe for all approved additives. This numbering scheme has now been adopted and extended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission to internationally identify all additives,[3] regardless of whether they are approved for use.
A dietary supplement is a manufactured product intended to supplement the diet when taken by mouth as a pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid.[2] A supplement can provide nutrientseither extracted from food sources or synthetic, individually or in combination, in order to increase the quantity of their consumption. The class of nutrient compounds includes vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids and amino acids. Dietary supplements can also contain substances that have not been confirmed as being essential to life, but are marketed as having a beneficial biological effect, such as plant pigments or polyphenols. Animals can also be a source of supplement ingredients, as for example collagen from chickens or fish. These are also sold individually and in combination, and may be combined with nutrient ingredients. In the United States and Canada, dietary supplements are considered a subset of foods, and are regulated accordingly. The European Commission has also established harmonized rules to help insure that food supplements are safe and properly labeled.[3]

Leading with Quality, Performance and Cost
Our partners, the CG Chemikalien is a global leader for the distrbution, manufacturing, importing and exporting of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and Excipients, Food Additives and Dietary, Nutritional Supplements, and Animal feeds.
Fine and Specialty Chemicals sourcing, importing and exporting with the highest quality products available.

Since the founding of CG Chemikalien more than five decades ago, we have grown to be one of the biggest independent holding companies in the German chemical trade. Thanks to numerous locations, the CG group delivers to more than 30,000 business partners in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and neighboring European countries. Additionally, our export department delivers a variety of special products to customers world-wide, ......
We regularly serve the following branches:

  • Automotive and auto components industries
  • Steel industry / metal processing
  • Chemical industry
  • Paint and coatings manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Adhesives
  • Paper and wood processing
  • Electronics and circuit board production, semiconductor industry
  • Cleaning compounds
  • Leather and textile processing
  • Glass production
  • Electroplating
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Cosmetic industry
  • Food additives and dietary supplements
  • Feeding stuff

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Our team puts great emphasis on first-class quality. We feel obliged to satisfy the highest demands, one of the keys to the success of CG Pharma & Nutrition.
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