What is L-Lysine?
Lysine is an essential amino acid, meaning that it is vital to human health but is not created within the body. Due to the body's inability to produce Lysine, it must be obtained from either food, supplements, or both. In the body, Lysine is used to produce acetyl-CoA, an important molecule used in energy production. Lysine also helps the body absorb and conserve calcium and is integral in muscle turnover and growth. The amino acid also creates carnitine, which transports energy to the mitochondria of the body's cells. It plays a crucial role in the formation of collagen, a substance critical for bones and connective tissues, including skin, tendons, and cartilage. More importantly, Lysine helps boost the immune system by aiding the production of antibodies.
Potential Benefits May Include:
- May reduce symptoms of anxiety †
- May promote calcium absorption †
- May promote healing of wounds †
How Does L-Lysine Work?
L-Lysine converts into nitric oxide, which is necessary to improve blood flow through vasodilation. Lysine contains a mechanic that may slow the replication process of certain viruses. This mechanic works by starving viruses of arginine. L-Lysine also promotes the creation of collagen, which is integral in tissue function and healing wounds. The amino acid may also reduce stress and reduce symptoms of anxiety by decreasing cortisol production.
Directions & Allergens
As a dietary supplement, take 1 heaping scoop (~500 mg) mixed with 8 ounces of water or suitable beverage. Taken 1 - 3 times daily or as directed by your qualified health professional.
This product contains no Soy, Dairy, Dairy byproducts, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, Gluten, Tree Nuts, or Sesame Seeds.
This is a NON-GMO ingredient manufactured using organic starting ingredients.
Store in a cool, dry place. Re-seal bag immediately after use to preserve freshness.
Statements & Warnings †
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions and/or taking prescription drug(s) or OTC medication(s). Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement.