L-LYSINE FREE FORM AMINO ACID
L-Lysine is an essential amino acid, which means your body cannot manufacture it. It must be obtained through the diet or by supplementation. Lysine is one of the most well known amino acids and is an essential component of all proteins.*
L-Lysine is an essential amino acid. One hard gelatin capsule supplies 500 mg of free form, crystalline pure. L-Lysine is an essential amino acid and although it is essential, it is not produced in our bodies. L-Lysine is also lacking in many if not most vegetables and grains, so eating a proper diet does not insure an adequate supply.
Besides being essential for normal bodily function, L-Lysine has been shown to effectively suppress the Herpes Simplex virus (the one that causes cold sores and mouth ulcers, etc.) Lysine is incorporated into the virus mistakenly as the virus tries to take in the similarly structured compound, arginine, which promotes Herpes Simplex growth. Without adequate arginine, the virus cannot duplicate. Vitamin C and lysine in combination may inhibit other viruses similar to the Herpes virus such as Herpes zoster, Ruebella, Varicella, Varioula, Adenovirus types I and II and Cytomegalovirus.1
An important function of lysine is to regulate absorption of calcium and maintaining the nitrogen balance in the body. It is needed for forming collagen, the protein that forms the matrix of bone, cartilage, and connective tissue. Vitamin C controls the conversion of lysine into the collagen constituent.
Even more exciting L-Lysine has been shown to reduce Lipoprotein a (Lp (a)) and protect against heart disease when dosed in conjunction with vitamin C. Let's look at what the most famous contemporary scientist had to say about L-Lysine after extensive research.
Lysine is involved in the production of antibodies, hormones, and enzymes for tissue repair. For this reason it is used for surgical recovery and sports injuries. Working as a precursor to citrulline and carnitine, lysine can lower high triglyceride levels.
Lysine has also been used to treat osteoporosis, marasmus, atherosclerosis, migraine headaches, Bell's palsy, and Meniere's disease. Preliminary research shows lysine to be effective for relieving angina when taken in conjunction with Vitamin C.
Lysine deficiency results in loss of energy, concentration lapse, irritability, bloodshot eyes, loss of hair, anemia, growth retardation, and reproductive disorders. In studies on rats, an equivalent human dose of 140g of lysine has been associated with increased toxicity of aminoglycoside antibiotics.
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