Amino Acids

Amino acids play a very important role in animal metabolism as the building blocks of proteins.

Amino Acids

Amino acids play a very important role in animal metabolism as the building blocks of proteins. There are as many as 22 different amino acids used for protein synthesis, and 10 are considered essential and must be supplemented through a dietary source. Through representation and distribution, we are able to meet feed and pet food manufacturers’ amino acid needs.

L-Lysine

The first limiting amino acid in corn/soybean meal diets for swine and the 2nd limiting amino acid for poultry. Ajinomoto Heartland’s L-Lysine HCL is a minimum 98.5% L-Lysine monohydrochloride. AjiLys® is a 50% liquid lysine. L-Lysine HCL is also used in several pet food applications.

L-Threonine

The 2nd limiting amino acid in swine and 3rd limiting in poultry. With a purity not less than 98.5% L-threonine plays an important role in protein utilization, maintenance, and digestion.

L-Tryptophan

As the balance of amino acids improves with L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, and L-Threonine, Tryptophan generally becomes the next limiting amino acid. Ajinomoto Heartland’s feed grade amino acid line which includes L-Tryptophan, a 98 % Minimum Purity (Feed Grade).

L-Valine

A branched chain amino acid (BCAA), L-Valine can become limiting in swine and poultry diets. Ajinomoto Heartland’s L-Valine (feed grade) is a 98% pure product (DMB).

DL-Methionine

A sulfur amino acid essential for all animals. In poultry, methionine is the first limiting amino acid and typically the 3rd in swine. DL-methionine is also used in many pet food diets.

Taurine

Different from amino acids but often referred in the same group, taurine (an aminoethanesulfonic acid) is an organic compound widely distributed in animal tissues. It is essential for cardiovascular function, development of the retina, skeletal muscle, and central nervous system.

Glycine

Tyrosine

Isoleucine

Arginine

Cysteine

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