• Cold sores
• Amino acid support
Supplement FactsServing Size:1 Capsule
L-Lysine HCl … 500 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: ascorbyl palmitate. Capsule: hypromellose.
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Source: Natural (biofermentation)
What Is It?
One of the nine essential amino acids that the body cannot produce on its own, L-Lysine must be obtained by dietary means. Those most likely to suffer from deficiency are vegetarians who do not consume enough legumes or individuals who consume a diet high in grain-based baked goods. Grains are high in lysine, but lysine cannot be absorbed when it is caramelized (caramelization involves the binding of lysine with sugar and is the process that causes baked goods to turn brown). A deficiency of L-Lysine has been found to cause tiredness, lack of concentration, irritability, hair loss, kidney stones, anemia and reproductive problems.
What Does It Do?
Primary Uses: L-Lysine supplementation has proven helpful to alleviate herpes simplex infections and cold sores. Lysine seems to inhibit replication of the virus that causes the visible outbreaks. It also supports immunity in general.
Secondary Uses: Lysine supports bodybuilding and muscle growth and helps maintain carnitine levels, an important factor in energy and aging. L-Lysine also supports bone health by ensuring the adequate absorption of calcium and helping to form collagen that makes up bone cartilage and connective tissues. Finally, supplementation with lysine has been shown to reduce chronic anxiety and even cortisol levels in those who consume low amounts of lysine.
Who Should Take It?
Supplementation with lysine can reduce the frequency of herpes simplex infections and cold sore outbreaks. It is good for those with a weak immune system, for vegetarians who do not consume enough legumes, people who consume a high amount of baked goods, and for those who do not eat much protein in general.
Take 2 capsules three times daily for up to six months, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
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