L-lysine Source, Use and Side Effect Short notes

L-lysine Source, Use and Side Effect Short notes


Lysine is an essential amino acid. Essential means that it is not produced by the body and it must be taken in either by diet or by taking supplements.
It’s important for normal growth and muscle tourover.
Lysine naturally found in food and is the type used in supplements.
Source of Lysine
Lysine is found in foods that are naturally high in protein, such as meat and dairy product and also smaller amount in plants food.
Here are some source of lysine
• Vegan Source of lysine: Potatoes, peppers and leek, soy, kidney beans, cashews, pumpkin seed, avocado, and pears.
• Meat Source of lysine: Beef, chicken, and lamb.
• Seafood source of lysine: Mussels, prawns, oysters, fish.
Use of Lysine

• Lysine has been used in alternative medicine as an aid to prevent cold sores around the mouth caused by the herpes simplex virus. 
• This product may make cold sores occur less often and may reduce the number of days a cold sore lasts. 
• Treating metabolic acidosis, improving athletic performance.
• Lysine helping the body absorb calcium supplements. 
• Lysine play an important role in the formation of collagen, a substance important for bones and connective tissue including skin, tendons and cartilage.
• Lysine can improve wound healing in your Body. 
Side Effects of Lysine
Lysine is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth at recommended doses for up to one year, or when applied to the skin short-term.
It can cause side effects such as stomach pain and diarrhea.
Interaction of Lysine

Calcium Supplement – Lysine can increase calcium absorption in body, avoid taking large amount of calcium and lysine at same time.

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