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Amino Acids

What are Amino Acids?

Different categories of amino acids contribute to critical roles in maintaining your body's homeostasis, which is important in keeping you feeling healthy. They have been known to boost people's moods and attitudes, increase athletic performance, improve sleep, and promote weight loss. Both essential and non-essential amino acids are important to become familiar with and incorporate into your diet.


Cysteines are amino acids produced naturally by the body, but some people can further benefit from additional cysteine sources, such as through supplements and food. It is essential to promote good health, but it is classified as "non-essential" and derives from methionine, which is an essential amino acid.  L-cysteine is a common food additive. D-cysteine, on the other hand, is not an additive in food or flavoring agents.

Choose Brenntag Food & Nutrition 

Brenntag is a chemical distribution company based out of Germany. With more than 190 distribution locations across Canada and the United States, we currently stand as the global market leader in full-line distribution. We have been leaving customers satisfied with our business for almost 150 years. Customers think of us as a one-stop shop for raw material solutions, including L-cysteine and other amino acids.

Choosing Brenntag allows businesses to take the uncertainty out of the supply chain by ensuring their products arrive right on time, at the right place, and in the right quantity and quality. Having the conversation with business partners and physicians to decide if the inclusion of L-cysteine in your products is the right choice for you is a talk worth having and can bring serious benefits to both your company and your consumers.

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