Amino acids

Foodcom S.A. offers its partners a wide range of amino acids commonly used in human nutrition and as supplementary ingredients to animal feed. Amino acids play a crucial role in the organism’s functionality including protein synthesis, nutrient absorption, and growth improvement. Each amino acid is also responsible for specific metabolic processes offering a range of benefits. In animal nutrition, the correct composition and balance of amino acid supplementation enhance animal productivity and health thus increasing business profitability. Amino acids offered by Foodcom are obtained through the process of microbial fermentation or a chemical process.



Beta-alanine is a non-essential acid naturally produced by the synthesis of other proteins in the organism. In human nutrition, beta-alanine is used as a dietary supplement for athletes and sportsmen. It enhances the production of carnosine and anserine which improve muscle endurance and physical performance as well as and reduce post-training fatigue and muscle soreness. In animal nutrition, beta-alanine supplementation is used especially for broilers, pets, and horses. The product improves animal meat quality, growth performance, muscle development, and antioxidant capacity.



Leucine is an essential amino acid meaning it cannot be synthesized in the body and needs to be incorporated into the diet. It is also one of the branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) directly involved in muscle synthesis. In human nutrition, leucine is mainly used as a diet supplement for health-oriented customers, training athletes, and bodybuilders. The supplementation of leucine improves muscle buildup and development, reduces fatigue, promotes muscle recovery, and aids in fat loss. In animal nutrition, leucine is incorporated into feed premixes for calves to ensure proper growth and increase milk production. 



In the animal organism, lysine is responsible for the activation of enzymatic reactions, protein synthesis, and the development of bones and muscles. It also plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism and calcium absorption. Typical protein sources such as corn and wheat do not provide sufficient lysine content thus supplementation is recommended for swine, poultry, dairy cows, and fish nutrition. Dairy cows are unable to produce lysine within the organism therefore lysine supplementation is particularly important to achieve maximum milk production as well as to reduce nitrogen excretion. 


Lysine sulphate

Lysine sulphate is obtained in the fermentation process by adding acid sulphate to transform lysine into lysine sulphate. Additionally to lysine, this composition contains other compounds increasing the nutritional value such as carbohydrates, mineral salts, as well as organic acids, and other amino acids. In the chicken diet, lysine sulphate is responsible for improved egg productivity, development of bones and muscles, and decreased fetal mortality. In the swine diet, it allows for increased feed intake, accelerated weight gain, and improved carcass quality. 



Tryptophan plays a key role in the proper functioning of the nervous and immune systems. It regulates reproductive, neurological, and anti-stress activities in the organism. In animal nutrition, tryptophan supplementation leads to enhanced performance and increased body weight. The product is highly digestible in a piglet diet and can enhance feed intake. It improves the digestive system in the post-weaning period of piglets and lowers the risk of bacterial proliferation.



Threonine is particularly desired in the low-protein diets of poultry and swine. It contributes to the proper functioning of the animal’s immune and digestive systems as well as feather synthesis. Threonine provides a high-quality source of energy and serves as a regulatory agent in feed consumption and digestion. It also enhances the development of skeletal muscle and body weight gain and reduces the levels of nitrogen excretion into the environment. In pig diets of low crude protein content, threonine is the desired additive for performance support. The overall benefits of using threonine in animal nutrition include lower feed costs and intensified productivity. 



Methionine is an essential ingredient enabling the protein synthesis of the entire amino acid profile. It serves as a key that allows the other amino acids to fulfill their function. In cow nutrition, methionine supplementation improves milk production in high-yielding cows and reduces the number of pregnancy losses and health disorders. In the poultry diet, it allows for increased egg production, muscle mass buildup, and a healthy digestive tract.


Foodcom – your entrusted European Partner

Foodcom S.A. offers its partners transparent conditions and competitive prices in amino acids purchases. Our network of entrusted manufacturers in Europe ensures the highest-quality product and successful business transactions. Foodcom S.A. quality service is confirmed by the BRC Agents & Brokers certificate. 




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