Name (common): Lysine

Synonyms: Lysine hydrochloride


General description:

L-lysine is an essential amino acid, the body is unable to synthesise it so it must be consumed in the diet. The best dietary sources include red meat and poultry, as well as eggs, beans and dairy products.


Functions and general science:

L-lysine is absorbed from the small intestine then transported to the liver where it is involved in protein synthesis.  It is also required for the synthesis of collagen and elastin and is commonly used during a cold sore outbreak.  L-lysine assists calcium absorption while also limiting calcium excretion via the kidneys.


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