Ajinomoto ups L-Arginine price

By staff reporter

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags Myocardial infarction

Amino acid manufacturer Ajinomoto Aminoscience announced that
increasing raw material and energy costs have driven the company to
increase prices of its L-Arginine products by $1/ kg.

Ajinomoto said it usually derives its L-Arginine from corn starch and that corn prices have more than doubled in the last six months due to greater conversion to fuel ethanol. "We have been forced to increase the price of L-Arginine due to these significantly higher costs,"​ said Ajinomoto Aminoscience president, Jack Heaton. The amino acid is a precursor for nitric oxide, which has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting and protect against myocardial infarction and strokes. It has therefore been recommended in supplement form to people with problems like angina, hypertension and heart failure. The manufacturer uses fermentation to manufacture amino acids of non-animal origin. "We also believe that it is imperative for us to continue to use the same quality, non-animal raw materials which result in the highest quality amino acids available,"​ said Heaton.

Related topics Proteins, peptides, amino acids

Related news

Related products

show more

Full Vegan Protein Ingredients Solution

Full Vegan Protein Ingredients Solution

Content provided by Ingredients4u AG | 24-Jul-2023 | Product Brochure

Plant-based products have always been a hot topic in the market, the plant-based food market was valued at $29.4 billion in 2020.

Solutions of Amino Acids-Based Infant Formula

Solutions of Amino Acids-Based Infant Formula

Content provided by INNOBIO Corporation Limited | 22-Jun-2023 | White Paper

Many infants who are born with nutritional defects often need specifically developed infant formulas to maintain their growth and development. Amino acids-based...

Lactium® unique bioactive ingredient for poor sleepers

Lactium® unique bioactive ingredient for poor sleepers

Content provided by Ingredia SA | 13-Jun-2023 | Product Presentation

4 out of 10 people experience difficulties getting to sleep while the recommended average night’s sleep is estimated at seven hours. Children are also...

Follow us


View more