Nektium - Distilling life

We are a science-based company located in Gran Canaria, Spain. We identify, develop, and produce high-quality active botanical ingredients for the nutraceutical industry.

Since 1997 our standardised extracts and novel, patented ingredients improve people's quality of life through nutrition. Our R&D team includes five scientists with PhDs and they are able to deliver rapid results in our state of the art laboratories that are specifically designed to develop new products, evaluate new applications, assess their safety, and ensure superior quality.

Nektium in numbers

  • 20 years' experience
  • 10,000m2 manufacturing facility
  • Processing capacity: 20 metric tons of raw plant material per day
  • In-house R&D laboratory with one MD and one ethnopharmacologist, and five scientists with PhDs
  • 350m2 in-house analytical laboratory with UHPLC-DAD/MS and GC-MS.
  • 40 welcoming employees
  • 60% women
  • Ability to deliver small batches from 25kg to to big batches of up to ten tons.

Quality assurance

Our quality assurance team includes PhD-qualified analytical chemists who assess our products in our in-house physico-chemical laboratory with advanced analytical instrumentation, including UHPLC-DAD/MS and GC-MS.

We apply rigorous botanical identity procedures to each lot of raw plant material, including macroscopic, organoleptic and UHPLC chromatographic profiles done in-house, combined with independent confirmation of species identity using DNA analysis in cooperation with the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid (the Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid).

We are fully compliant with:

  • Good manufacturing practices (cGMP) regulations
  • FSSC22000
  • Kosher and Halal certification
  • Our facilities and processes are FDA audited.

All these certified systems contain strict requirements for the methods, facilities and controls used in the manufacturing, processing and packing of our products. We meticulously document every process that has an impact on product quality and make it available for review by our clients.


Our core business is built upon our ability to control the entire manufacturing process, from raw material extraction to final product standardisation and formulation. This allows the flexibility and speed of service to our clients that we pride ourselves on. All technical processes are carefully designed to ensure the gentle manufacturing of different types of raw materials, preserving the natural bioactive ingredients and their proper ties, producing final products in a variety of formats.


Our products are made with the utmost care and attention to detail and our brands are celebrated internationally. We produce branded ingredients and an extensive variety of standardised botanical extracts. Our products are developed for the global market for application in functional foods, beverages, supplements, pharmaceuticals and cosmeceuticals.

Zynamite® is Nektium's latest innovation for caffeine replacement that improves physical and mental energy and focus. It is ideal for sports products and clinical studies proved that it has none of the side effects of caffeine like anxiety or jitters.

We are launching Zynamite at Vitafoods Europe 15-17 May, Geneva.

Join us at stand A40 to experience Zynamite for yourself and learn more about the origin of this powerful new ingredient.

We are looking forward to welcoming you there!

Would you like to see what we can do for you, then please use the form below to send us your enquiry.

Products and Services

Contact Details

C/ Las Mimosas 8
35118 Agüimes
Las Palmas
Tel: +34 928 734 132

Nektium´s products are developed for the global market for application in functional foods, beverages, supplements, pharmaceuticals and cosmeceuticals.
Nektium´s objective is to bring innovative, branded ingredients to market. Currently we have Rhodiolife®, Xanthigen® and Zynamite® as branded ingredients in our portfolio apart from a list of standard botanical extracts.
From incoming raw material to final product release, our internal quality control laboratory performs more than 125 protocols, 95 procedures and over 28 analyses in the production of each batch.
Nektium´s production capacity has multiplied in 2017. The new facility located in Gran Canaria, Spain, embraces extraction, concentration and purification as well as a number of other, technically advanced processes.
Zynamite® is Nektium´s new caffeine replacement innovation. This natural branded ingredient is an experiential clean-label replacement for caffeine introduced at Vitafoods 2018.
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