α-amino acid that cannot be synthesized in the body of a mammal and must be supplied with the diet.
The role of lysine:
- protein structure, mainly in muscles and bones
- Absorbs calcium
- Present in the production of hormones, antibodies, enzymes and in the construction of collagen
- Participates in tissue renewal, antibody formation, growth stimulation, and hormone and enzyme production
- Feed premixes
- Compound feed