How are vitamin pills manufactured?

Which ingredients are used to start with? Please don't say "cellulose" or "vegetable magnesium stearate" or "dicalcium phosphate". For example, which plants are used and how are their leaves, roots, etc., processed. Are they boiled, crushed, roasted, etc., and how does it all end up in a tiny pill?

3 Answers

  • Pey
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Large quantities of vitamins are used in food processing for the enrichment of bread, margarine, milk, etc.

    Four of the ten best-known vitamins are now manufactured in chemical works on a tonnage basis. The total annual production of synthetics and concentrates exceeds $100 million.

  • Bistro
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    they synthetically make it in a lab after they find out the chemical makeup of the vitamin in the natural state. thats why its better to eat your veggies as opposed to taking vitamins alone.

  • 1 decade ago

    most vitamins and minerals are produced artificially and that's how all that good stuff gets put in a tiny pill.

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