What is Leucine and how is it used in the pharmaceutical industry?

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What is Leucine? Leucine is an exogenous amino acid – it cannot be synthesized by the human body, but must be supplied through food or supplements. Together with valine and isoleucine, Leucine is counted among the branched-chain amino acids (BCAA). It contains an α-amino group, an α-carboxylic acid group and an isobutyl group in the [...]

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Food Feed Pharma 29.12.2022

Magnesium Oxide and its industrial uses

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What is Magnesium Oxide? Magnesium Oxide, also known as burnt magnesia or simply magnesia, is an inorganic chemical compound. It belongs to the group of basic oxides. Magnesium Oxide occurs naturally as the mineral periclase. It is obtained by burning magnesium or by roasting magnesite (magnesium carbonate) or dolomite. When dolomite is roasted, calcium oxide [...]

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Feed Industry Pharma 28.12.2022

Threonine: properties and applications in animal nutrition

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What is Threonine? Threonine is an organic chemical compound, an amino acid that belongs to the 20 basic protein amino acids. It is an essential amino acid, that is, one that the human body cannot synthesize itself, so it must be supplied through diet or supplements. Chemically, it is an optically active amino acid with [...]

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Feed Industry Pharma 28.12.2022

Vanillin and its applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries

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What is Vanillin? Vanillin vs. vanilla Vanillin is a highly aromatic organic chemical compound (vanillin glucoside). It is responsible for the smell and taste of vanilla. Dried vanilla beans contain about 2% Vanillin. The terms Vanillin and vanilla are often confused with each other, but despite their similar names, they are not the same thing. [...]

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Food Industry Pharma 21.12.2022

Gelatin – overview. What is Gelatin used for?

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What is Gelatin? Gelatin is a natural protein obtained from the partial hydrolysis of Collagen, the building protein of bones, skin and tendons of animals. The process of hydrolysis consists of breaking the bonds between individual collagen molecules. Once the molecules are isolated with hot water, the Gelatin is filtered, sterilized and dried. Due to [...]

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Food Pharma 15.12.2022

Citric Acid – properties and applications in industry and animal nutrition

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What is Citric Acid? Citric Acid is an organic chemical compound that belongs to the AHA or alpha-hydroxy acids. It is naturally found not only in lemons, as the name suggests, but generally in citrus fruits such as oranges, black currants, strawberries or pineapples. Citric Acid is also found in most organisms – it is [...]

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Food Feed Industry Pharma 14.12.2022

Lecithin – What Is It? Properties and Uses of Sunflower, Soybean and Rapeseed Lecithin

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Lecithin – what is it? Lecithin is an important component of every body – as a building block of all body cells. The human body cannot function properly without it. Lecithin is a mixture of various fatty compounds. Its composition includes phospholipids, triglycerides, carbohydrates, water and glycolipids. Lecithin is present in some foods, but its [...]

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Food Feed Industry Pharma 12.12.2022

Lactic Acid: Properties and Applications in Food and Medicine

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What is Lactic Acid? Lactic acid is also called alpha-hydroxypropanoic acid (2-hydroxypropanoic acid), wchich means that it occurs in the form of two optical isomers. It is formed in muscles and red blood cells as a result of intense physical training. It is also found in sour milk, which is where its name comes from. [...]

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Food Pharma 07.12.2022

Titanium Dioxide: What Is It? Titanium Dioxide in Cosmetics and Medicine

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Titanium Dioxide is an inorganic chemical compound often used in the cosmetics industry. The substance is also used in the production of medicines. Previously, Titanium Dioxide has been used as a white colorant in food production, including being found in chewing gum, coffee creamer, candy and icing, but due to the side effects of ingesting [...]

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Industry Pharma 05.12.2022

Glycine and Its Uses in Food Chemistry and Animal Nutrition

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Glycine is a nonpolar amino acid, the simplest of the 20 natural amino acids. Glycine is optically inactive and has a small side chain. It is essentially involved in the formation of α-helices. Glycine’s properties Glycine is mild and sweet tasting and counteracts the saccharine aftertaste. The ingredient is sensitive to antibiotics that fight folate, [...]

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Food Feed Industry Pharma 02.12.2022

Feed Additives Market Report Q4 2021: Amino Acids and Vitamins

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Read our report with highlights from the feed additives market in the last quarter of 2021 including amino acids and vitamins. Discover various factors leading to the price hikes for feed-grade components recently. Take a look at record prices and learn about the challenges anticipated for the feed additives market. Amino acids In late 2021, [...]

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