43rd Edition Foodcom ADDITIVES Newsletter

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43rd Edition Foodcom ADDITIVES Newsletter

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Today we are delving into the world of amino acids. We have recently seen a surge in demand for amino acids such as Lysine and Threonine, which is impacting prices in the feed market. We will also be looking at trends in Tryptophan, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Phosphates and Creatine. Stay tuned for valuable insights into these key components!

Let’s take a look at what else is happening on the market!

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The increasing demand for Lysine, an essential amino acid that is crucial for protein synthesis, is changing the animal feed landscape. Lysine prices are rising, highlighting the need for timely and reliable supplies. Transportation delays, especially through the Suez Canal, have a direct impact on the availability of this important nutrient. Another essential amino acid, Threonine, is experiencing increased demand due to its role in the formation of structural proteins. Addressing threonine deficiency is essential to ensure optimal immune function and overall development of animals.


This essential amino acid is experiencing a surge of interest in the feed additive market. In addition to its traditional role in protein synthesis, Tryptophan’s unique position as a precursor to serotonin is gaining increasing attention. The market is recognizing its effects on animal behavior and mood regulation, making it a sought-after ingredient for improving the overall well-being of livestock. As consumer awareness of animal welfare and stress management in livestock grows, demand for Tryptophan is likely to continue to increase. The interplay of market trends, scientific research and consumer preferences makes Tryptophan a focal point for feed manufacturers looking to meet evolving industry standards.

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1, a key factor in carbohydrate metabolism and the utilization of amino acids, is enjoying increased demand. The importance of this vitamin for efficient energy conversion and protein synthesis underlines its crucial role in animal growth and health.

Vitamin C

The demand for Vitamin C in animal nutrition remains high due to its antioxidant properties. With the focus on maintaining the overall health and well-being of animals, especially during times of stress and rapid growth, Vitamin C remains an integral part of feed formulations. Its role in mitigating oxidative stress and boosting immune function contributes to its continued market relevance.


Phosphates, which are crucial for bone formation, energy transfer and DNA synthesis, are attracting increasing market interest. However, their limited availability and dependence on imports pose a problem, leading to concerns about supply stability and price volatility. Problems such as transportation delays, as experienced in the Suez Canal, further complicate market dynamics.


We are currently seeing a great deal of interest in Creatine, which is enjoying varying but nevertheless great popularity among athletes and people who are actively looking after their physical fitness. It is known for its effect on improving training performance and helping to build muscle mass and is valued by users for its effectiveness. Prices for Creatinine range from 9-9.50 EUR/kg. In addition, the quick availability of this dietary supplement is crucial for consumers who expect not only effectiveness but also convenience when purchasing and quick access to the product.

What Else?

North America

An additive commonly found in processed and fried foods, known as tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) or E319, worsens the severity of flu symptoms and can reduce the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, according to US researchers. TBHQ suppresses the body’s immune response to infection, which may explain why the flu has not yet been eradicated worldwide. TBHQ is widely used as a preservative in high-fat foods and is banned in some countries, including Japan. The World Health Organization warns that a flu pandemic is inevitable.


The Thai Port Authority has opened the Bangkok Port Free Zone, a duty-free area in the port of Bangkok covering 24,000 square meters. It aims to streamline trade activities, reduce logistics costs and improve the competitiveness of Thai trade. This initiative could attract international companies, increase trade volumes and boost economic growth in Thailand’s freight and logistics sector.

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