This is Protina

About us

Our Company

Protina Pharmazeutische GmbH

Protina is an independent, medium-sized, third-generation family-run company and has been known as an expert for high-quality organic mineral preparations for more than 100 years. Tradition, quality and science have always been key during Protina’s history. Research, development and production take place at our head office and production site in Ismaning near Munich. From the heart of Bavaria, we distribute our Protina products “Made in Germany” worldwide.

It is the professional and committed team of employees, the Germany-based business location and the customer-centred innovation strategy that we owe our success to.

What we do at Protina

Protina Pharmazeutische GmbH is specialised in the development, production and distribution of high-quality vitamin and mineral preparations as medicinal products and food supplements:

Our core competence lies in the development, marketing authorisation, production and distribution of innovative health products in the field of OTC drugs and food supplements in Germany and abroad.

Every day, about 170 employees set out to improve people’s health and well-being around the world. Basica® and Magnesium-Diasporal® are among the leading OTC (over the counter) brands sold in German pharmacies. Our premium quality products developed and produced in Southern Germany are currently exported to more than 25 countries worldwide.

And Protina has to offer even more as an employer and a research & development partner – that is why we are unique.

What Protina stands for

At Protina the customer is the centre of each and every activity. That is why all of our products are addressing individual customers’ needs. They are developed in line with the latest scientific discoveries and are produced in compliance with the highest pharmaceutical production standards in Germany.

In addition, a trustful and fair relationship with our partners, employees and customers is key to us and we offer support wherever we can: All our business and research partners are part of the Protina family.

We believe in long-term, holistic concepts, because it is the only way to achieve sustainable, environmentally friendly and socially compatible growth. Take a look at our vision and values!

More than 100 years of expertise in mineral nutrients


It was already in 1900 that chemist Dr. Volkmar Klopfer started our successful company history with the foundation of “Nahrungsmittelwerk Dr. Klopfer” (“Dr. Klopfer food company”) in the Eastern German town of Dresden.

With the help of specifically developed and patented techniques, Dr. Klopfer managed to separate protein from starch in certain types of crop. This enabled him to produce oat flakes from rye, wheat and oats as well as whole-grain bread (“Klopfer-Brot”) and protein-enriched pasta (“Dr. Klopfer’s Nudeln”). In addition, he developed the world’s first pure vegetable protein concentrate (Glidine®).

Later on, the range was enlarged by other high-quality brand products made from protein, sulphur, trace elements and minerals. Very soon German pharmacies and health shops started selling a wide range of Dr. Klopfer’s preparations, among them Magnesium-Diasporal® (since 1922) and Basica® (since 1929), which are still Protina’s most popular brands today.

A match made in heaven: The Klopfer product range was the base for the collaboration between Dr. Klopfer and Protina Pharmazeutische GmbH, which was founded in Munich by his son-in-law. Today, Klopfer-Nährmittel-Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH is a subsidiary of the Protina group.