L-Lysine 150 grams powder
L-Lysine is one of nine essential amino acids that cannot be produced in the body and must be obtained from the diet. Our body needs L-Lysine for repairing tissue, forming collagen, and producing hormones. It is found in the protein of foods such as meat, fish, dairy, eggs, and plants like soy and other legumes.
The bioavailability of L-Lysine is reduced with food preparation methods, such as heating foods in the presence of a reducing sugar (i.e. fructose or glucose) therefore supplementation is recommended in many cases.
L-Lysine is one of the most natural nutritional aids for the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It provides cold sore relief by helping to reduce their recurrence, severity, and healing time. It also increases the intestinal absorption of calcium and eliminates its excretion by the kidney, suggesting that it might be helpful in osteoporosis. L-Lysine has been investigated for its effects on increasing muscle mass, lowering glucose, and improving anxiety. Case reports suggest L-Lysine may improve angina and reduce anxiety in those with lysine deficiencies.
- Source of an essential amino acid for the maintenance of good health
- Source of an essential amino acid involved in muscle protein synthesis
- Helps to reduce the recurrence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection (e.g. cold sores)
- Helps in collagen formation