L-Lysine Chemical Structure
L-Lysine is an essential¹ amino acid. It is a building block for protein. It transports fat across your cells so the fat can be burned for energy.
It may treat cold sores, reduce anxiety, and improve calcium absorption. In addition, Lysine may improve athletic performance, reduce stress and build stronger bones.
This nutrient may also help reduce your risk of developing cold sores, diabetes-related complications and heart diseases.
- Collagen production
- Bone strength
- Insulin secretion
- Production growth hormones
- Production of carnitine
- Lowers pancreatic inflammation
- Lowers the risk of diabetes-related infections
- Wound healing
- Formation of new blood vessels
- Production of enzymes, antibodies, and hormones
- Immune system
- Proper nitrogen balance and inhibits glycation(2)
- Poor concentration
- Bloodshot eyes
- Hair loss
- Cold sores
- Herpes virus
- Inhibited growth
- Problems with the reproductive system
- Vitamin C
- Dried apricots
- Green peppers
- Red peppers
- Kidney beans
- Navy beans
- Black beans
- Consuming too much L-Lysine may lead to diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, gallstones and even renal dysfunction.
- L-Lysine may bring down blood pressure.
- Consult your medical professional before taking L-Lysine if you have past or current kidney issues.
- Patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS should not take L-Lysine supplements and consume high-lysine foods only.
- Lysine might inhibit the effects of some gastrointestinal agents including prucalopride and tegaserod.
- Since lysine can increase your body’s ability to absorb calcium, you should ask a doctor about taking lysine if you’re already using calcium supplements.
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a doctor before taking lysine or any other supplements.
(1) Essential amino acids are those that can not be synthesized by the body on its own and thus need to be acquired through your diet.
(2) Glycation events disrupt the normal function of protein and lipid structures in the body and are accelerated by elevated levels of sugar in the blood.
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