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L-Lysine is an amino acid that provides nutritional support for the body’s natural defenses. L-Lysine is particularly helpful in maintaining healthy gum, lip and skin tissue. Each tablet contains 500mg of the amino acid.
Quantity: 100 Tablets
L-Lysine supplies 500 mg of the amino acid in each tablet.
Amino acids have many functions in the body. They are
the building blocks for all body proteins – structural
proteins that build muscle, connective tissues, bones and
other structures, and functional proteins in the form of
thousands of metabolically active enzymes. Amino acids
provide the body with the nitrogen that is essential for
growth and maintenance of all tissues and structures.
Proteins and amino acids also serve as a source of energy,
providing about 4 calories per gram.
Aside from these general functions, individual amino
acids also have specific functions in many aspects of
human physiology and biochemistry.
Lysine is required for collagen cross-linking. Collagen
cross-linking is important for resiliency and elasticity of
the collagen and elastin present in all connective tissues
and blood vessel walls. During formation of new collagen,
fibroblasts secrete immature collagen strands and a
vitamin C- and copper-requiring enzyme, lysyl oxidase.
Lysyl oxidase oxidizes the free amino group of the
immature collagen’s lysyl side chains. Once oxidized,
these lysyl side chains spontaneously engage in various
reactions between collagen strands to bring about crosslinking. As a result, a complex network of collagen
strands is formed, providing elasticity and resiliency.
Another important role of lysine is its precursor function
for L-carnitine. L-carnitine is necessary for fatty acid
metabolism and energy production in cardiac and skeletal
muscle. It is involved in fatty acid oxidation as part of the
carnitine shuttle. L-carnitine shuttles fatty acids from the
cytosol (the cell fluid) into the mitochondria (the cell’s
powerhouses) for oxidation and energy production.
Dietary lysine is present in the form of proteins, mainly
from dairy and animal origin. Vegetarian diets tend to
provide little lysine, because vegetable proteins, including
legumes, are often low in lysine.
L-Lysine tablets may be a useful nutritional adjunct for
individuals who wish to supplement their diets with
significant amounts of L-lysine.
1 Serving (1 Tablet) Contains
L-Lysine (as hydrochloride)................................ 500 mg
Other Ingredients: cellulose, vegetable stearin, dicalcium
phosphate, cellulose gum, magnesium stearate, and silica.
Our L-Lysine is a pure crystalline, free form amino acid.
This product contains NO sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat,
gluten, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 tablet, 1 to 3 times
daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare
No adverse effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep
out of reach of children.