Immune system virus support 1000mg per capsule – 100 veggie caps
L-lysine is an amino acid (a building block of protein) that is essential for health. However, it cannot be manufactured naturally in the human body like other types of amino acids. Therefore, L-lysine, also called lysine, is considered as one of the eight essential amino acids.
In order to obtain lysine, one has to eat foods high in its content or take dietary supplements containing it. As a building block for protein, amino acids like L-lysine are necessary for normal growth and development. In particular, L-lysine is needed by the body to manufacture carnitine, a substance that is used in the conversion of fatty acids into energy. It also helps in calcium absorption and collagen formation which are important for muscle and bone health.
Foods that are high in L-lysine include high protein foods like nuts, red meat, eggs, milk, cheese, beans, and sardines. However, some people may need more than just the usual dietary food to supply their needs for lysine, such as athletes, body builders, vegetarians, and vegans. These people can get additional sources of L-lysine from nutritional supplements in the form of liquids, tablets, or capsules which are available in health stores or pharmacies.
L-lysine is an important and indispensable component of proteins. As previously mentioned, it plays a role in the production of carnitine and collagen. Its benefits include:
Promotes normal growth and development by increasing collagen formation
Supports the production of other proteins like enzymes, antibodies and hormones
Promotes bone health by increasing calcium absorption; prevents osteoporosis or weak bones by reducing bone loss
Helps convert fatty acids to energy, aiding in weight reduction
Helps lower bad cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk for heart disease
Promotes skin health through increased collagen formation
May be used to treat viral infections like herpes simplex, cold sores, shingles, human papilloma virus (HPV) infection such as genital warts, and genital herpes
Can relieve migraines and other types of pain and inflammation
When taken with other nutrients like vitamin C, it can reduce chest pains (angina) related to heart disease Helps in muscle building, when taken with other amino acids like arginine
What happens when one’s diet is deficient in lysine? Some health problems have been found to be related to L-lysine deficiency such as kidney stone formation, low thyroid hormone production, asthma, chronic viral infections, and abnormal growth and development.
Symptoms related to a deficiency in this amino acid include nausea, fatigue, dizziness, anemia, and loss of appetite. Some disorders of the reproductive system have also been linked to a lack of l-lysine in the diet.
L-Lysine 1000mg per veg. capsules – 100 caps