LYSOFORTE® - A Biosurfactant for Livestock and Poultry

A Unique Biosurfactant and Better Absorption Enhancer

LYSOFORTE® is a unique biosurfactant that optimizes the environment in the digestive tract for better absorption of nutrients, including fat-soluble vitamins. Extensive lab and animal research conducted by Kemin resulted in the development of LYSOFORTE, which is used all over the world in livestock and poultry diets to increase the absorption of oils, fats and other nutrients and to improve performance and feed efficiency.

LYSOFORTE Mode of Action

  • Fat emulsification
  • Micelle formation
  • Improve membrane permeability


With the smaller biosurfactant particle size of LYSOFORTE, the surface area of the product increases and fats can travel through the watery environment of the body faster. By creating smaller, uniform emulsion droplets and increasing surface coverage, the animal will use less energy to absorb the nutrients more effectively.

Micelle formation is essential for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and complicated lipids within the body. Bile salts formed in the liver and secreted by the gall bladder allow micelles of fatty acids to form. This allows the absorption of complicated lipids (e.g., lecithin) and lipid-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) found within the micelle by the small intestine. When the concentration of fatty acids required to form a micelle has dropped, the animal needs less digestion and less fatty acids to form a micelle. Once a "smaller" micelle is formed, there is a chance for greater absorption into the animal.

LYSOFORTE has a significant capacity to form smaller, more stable micelles, which allows the fatty acids to be better absorbed by the intestinal cells.

Unique Performance

Lab trials demonstrate LYSOFORTE can produce droplets up to four times smaller than regular lecithin, which enhances the utilization of energy from oils and fats.


  • A patented enzyme activity interaction
  • A highly effective emulsifier
  • Natural absorption enhancer
  • Contains lysophospholipids
  • Available in a dry, heat-stable form



  • Allows the opportunity for feedstuffs to be utilized
  • Aids in nutrient digestion for young animals
  • Superior emulsification properties create smaller particles
  • Improves the absorption of fat-soluble components like vitamins, carotenoids and pigments
  • Enhances nutrient transport through the intestinal lumen

Commitment to Quality and Food Safety

Since earning the prestigious Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognition at its Des Moines, Iowa, manufacturing facility in February 2013, Kemin Industries remains a leader in the production of safe, quality ingredients. The recognition reinforces the company's investment in human and financial capital to enhance existing conditions and processes, verifying its products are safe, efficient and effective until they reach the end consumer. Kemin also has the FSSC 22000 certification, recognized by GFSI, which is accepted by food manufacturers worldwide.