L-lysine is an essential amino acid, meaning it is not made by our bodies and must be obtained from lysine-rich foods like fish, beef, poultry, seeds and nuts or from supplements. Amino acids like lysine are the building blocks of protein.
Lysine supports normal synthesis of proteins as well as healthy cognitive, immune and gastrointestinal function. It has been suggested that lysine may be beneficial for those with herpes simplex infections. Lysine is particularly important for proper growth, and plays an essential role in the production of carnitine, a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into energy and helping to lower cholesterol. Lysine also appears to help the body absorb calcium, and plays an important role in the formation of collagen, an important component of bones and connective tissues including skin, tendon, and cartilage.
Most people get enough lysine in their diet, although athletes, vegans who don’t eat beans, and burn patients may need more. Not enough lysine can cause fatigue, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, agitation, bloodshot eyes, slow growth, anemia, and reproductive disorders.
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