Glutamic acid is mainly used in a wide range of dietary supplements. It is an amino acid also named proteinogenic amino acid. It is a non-essential amino acid that is used to produce proteins. It also plays a vital role in the CNS (Central Nervous System). It acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter that maintains normal brain function. Moreover, glutamic acid is used for the regulation of sodium, calcium, and magnesium ions in the nerve cells. Glutamic acid is majorly found in soya protein, meats, cereals, and certain algae. Glutamic acid is produced in the human body and plays an important role in metabolism activities.
Rising demand for glutamic acid across the food & beverages industry
The use of glutamic acid in various applications such as food & beverages, animal feed, among others is likely to propel the global glutamic acid market growth. Glutamic acid is also used as a food enhancer and food additive across the packaged food industry. Thus, the booming demand for packaged food is one of the key factors driving the global glutamic acid industry. Also, consumer preference is shifting toward the consumption of natural food products which is expected to wintness significant demand for glutamic acid. These acids are also used in dairy products to boost the taste and shelf life. Thus, rising awareness among consumers about health concerns is projected to bolster glutamic acid in the food & beverages industry.
Growing initiatives taken by the glutamic acid market players
Glutamic acid is used for the treatment of childhood behavioral & personality problems, and hypoglycemia in diabetic patients. In addition, it helps to maintain nails, hair, and skin health. Furthermore, it is used to treat muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, mental retardation, and intellectual disorders. These acids are also used to detoxify ammonia from the human body and further support the immune system. Owing to these number of health benefits of glutamic acid, the market players expand their production plants and make investments in R & D developments. These are the major factors mainly ascribed to create ample opportunity throughout the glutamic acid industry players over the forecast timeline.
The negative impact on health is hampering the market growth
The excessive consumption of glutamic acid badly impacted human health. It causes muscle pain, headache, abdominal pain, and nausea. In addition, glutamic acid has some side effects such as swelling of throat, skin burning, tiredness, memory problems, allergic reaction, chest pain, and others. These are the major factors are restraining the glutamic acid industry.
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