MBi Nutraceuticals Lysine 500mg 100 Capsules
Get 500 mg of this important amino acid in each dose. Lysine is an essential building block for all proteins in the body. It is useful in fighting viruses including cold sores.
LYSINE IS AN ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID
This means that it is essential to human health but cannot be manufactured by the body. For this reason, lysine must be obtained from food and/or supplements. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Lysine is important for proper growth and it plays an essential role in the production of carnitine, a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into energy and helping to lower cholesterol.
Lysine plays an important role in the formation of collagen, a substance important for bones and connective tissues including skin, tendon, and cartilage. Lysine strengthens circulation and helps the immune system manufacture antibodies. It also helps control the body's acid/alkaline balance, influences the pineal and mammary glands and plays a role in gallbladder function.
LYSINE HAS BEEN CONSIDERED HELPFUL IN THE PROPHYLAXIS OR HEALING OF HERPES AND COLD SORES
Lysine interferes with replication of herpes viruses and is therefore often prescribed by doctors to people with cold sores or genital herpes. A review of the research trials investigating the effects of lysine on people with cold sores shows that most trials support the use of lysine.
MORE RECENTLY LYSINE HAS BEEN ATTRACTING ATTENTION AS A POSSIBLE ADDITION TO THE FAST-GROWING LIST OF MUSCLE-BUILDING NUTRIENTS
L-lysine is a necessary building block for all protein in the body. L-lysine plays a major role in calcium absorption; building muscle protein; recovering from surgery or sports injuries; and the body's production of hormones, enzymes, and antibodies. Lysine appears to help the body absorb and conserve calcium. Lysine has many functions in the body because it is incorporated into many proteins, which are used by the body for a variety of purposes. Athletes involved in frequent vigorous exercise have an increased need for essential amino acids.
Lysine has been shown to increase the absorption of calcium and it may reduce its excretion. Some researchers believe that lysine may be shown to have a role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Lysine works with other essential amino acids to maintain growth, lean body mass, and the body's store of nitrogen.