The global tryptophan market is expected to boom at a record CAGR of 13.9% between 2022 and 2032, reaching US$1.986 billion in revenue by 2032, up from US$540.5 million by 2022.
One of the key factors in accelerating the demand for tryptophan over the forecast period 2022 to 2032 raises consumer awareness of the health benefits of many food additives, including tryptophan.
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Tryptophan is an essential amino acid found in large amounts in pumpkin seeds. Some other foods that contain a significant amount of tryptophan are meat, crab, eggs, fish, spinach, dates, spirulina, bananas, oats, etc. Tryptophan is required by the body for the production of serotonin, which is an essential neurotransmitter. Serotonin is needed for the body’s production of melatonin, which regulates the body’s circadian rhythm and helps regulate the sleep cycle.
Tryptophan is used extensively in the animal feed industry, as well as in the food and beverage industry, in clinical nutrition and in dietary supplements. Currently tryptophan on the market is mostly produced synthetically by fermentation.
The rising health awareness across the globe is leading to a positive scenario in the global tryptophan market
The global tryptophan market is mainly driven by the significant increase in the consumption of animal feed ingredients. Supplementing livestock feed with tryptophan improves the feed intake of animals such as piglets because it increases the production of serotonin, which affects the livestock’s appetite. By improving the animals’ ability to digest, a reduction in the frequency and severity of poor gut health and bacterial proliferation is observed.
With the increased performance and body weight gain of the weaned pigs or other animals in a short time, lower feed consumption with high profits in livestock farming…