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L-Lysine Powder

L-Lysine Powder

L-Lysine Powder 90 grams

17.99€
7.99€

L-Lysine Powder 250 grams

24.99€
14.99€

L-Lysine Powder 500 grams

34.99€
24.99€

L-Lysine Powder 1000 grams

54.99€
44.99€

Overview:

     Lysine, or L-lysine, is an essential amino acid. That means it is necessary for human health but the body can't manufacture it; lysine has to be gotten from food. Amino acids like lysine are the building blocks of protein. Lysine is important for proper growth, and it plays an essential role in the production of carnitine, a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into energy and helping to lower cholesterol. Lysine appears to help the body absorb calcium, and it plays an important role in the formation of collagen, a substance important for 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. For vegans, legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) are the best sources of lysine.

Uses:

Herpes

     Some studies have found that taking lysine on a regular basis may help prevent outbreaks of cold sores and genital herpes. Not every study has shown positive results, however. One study found that taking lysine at the beginning of a herpes outbreak did not reduce symptoms.

 

Osteoporosis

     Lysine helps the body absorb calcium and decreases the amount of calcium that is lost in urine. Because calcium is crucial for bone health, some researchers think lysine may help prevent bone loss associated with osteoporosis. Lab studies suggest that lysine in combination with L-arginine (another amino acid) makes bone-building cells more active and enhances production of collagen. But no studies have examined whether lysine helps prevent osteoporosis in humans.

Dietary Sources:

     Foods rich in protein are good sources of lysine. That includes meat (specifically red meat, pork, and poultry), cheese (particularly parmesan), certain fish (such as cod and sardines), nuts, eggs, soybeans (particularly tofu, isolated soy protein, and defatted soybean flour), spirulina, and fenugreek seed. Brewer's yeast, beans and other legumes, and dairy products also contain lysine.

Available Forms:

     Lysine is available in tablets, capsules, creams, and liquids, and is usually sold in the L-lysine form.

How to Take It:

Pediatric

     For children ages 2 - 12: Recommendations are 23 mg/kg/day or 10 mg per pound of body weight daily.       Do not use lysine in children less than 2 years of age unless under the supervision of a health care provider.

Adult

     For adults ages 13 and older: Recommendations are 12 mg/kg/day.

     For adults with herpes infections: To treat symptoms, take 3,000 - 9,000 mg per day in divided doses. To prevent recurrences, take 1,000 mg 3 times per day.

Precautions:

     Because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications, dietary supplements should be taken only under the supervision of a knowledgeable health care provider.

Lysine in the diet is considered safe. High doses have caused gallstones.

     People with kidney or liver disease should ask their doctor before taking supplemental lysine.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take supplemental lysine without talking to their doctor.

Possible Interactions:

     If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications or supplements, you should not use lysine supplements without first talking to your health care provider.

     Arginine - Arginine and lysine share common pathways in the body. High levels of arginine may lower lysine levels in the body.

 

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