Life Extension L-Lysine (620 mg) -- 100 Vegetarian Capsules

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  • Lysine is an essential amino acid required for the proper growth and repair of tissue.
  • Lysine is also used to help promote a healthy, functioning immune system.
  • Lysine helps promote a proper nitrogen balance in your body.
  • Individuals that are prone to a lysine deficiency are vegans and athletes.

Life Extension Lysine - An Essential Amino Acid Required for Growth and Repair of Tissue

Lysine is an essential amino acid which is required for proper growth and to maintaining  a proper nitrogen balance in your body. Lysine is mostly used for helping promote proper nitrogen balance in the body and prevent glycation. Glycation is the bonding of a sugar and a protein or lipid molecule which is accelerated by elevated levels of sugar in the bloodstream.

Lysine performs many different functions in your body because it is incorporated into many proteins that are used for a variety of purposes.

Most individuals get adequate amounts of lysine from their regular diet. Unfortunately, vegans who consume large amounts of grains and only a small amounts of beans, could end up dealing with a lysine deficiency. Another group of people who need a lysine supplement are athletes because athletes that are involved in frequent vigorous exercise have an increased need for essential amino acids. Though, with a proper diet most athletes still get enough lysine to meet their increased need. On group of people that most likely need a lysine supplement are burn victims. The essential amino acid requirements of burn patients may exceed the amount of lysine in their diet.

Taking a regular lysine supplement has been proven to increase the absorption rate and retention of calcium.Some researchers believe that the disturbed balance of arginine and lysine may play a role in viral problems. The proper levels of lysine are also great for boosting your immune system.

Lysine also works with other essential amino acids to help maintain proper growth, promote lean body and muscle mass and also your body’s nitrogen storage. Another benefit supplementing with an essential amino acid such as lysine has been shown to promote relaxation in people with a low dietary intake of L-lysine. L-lysine, together with arginine, has been proven to help promote healthy hormonal stress responses.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size:1 Vegetarian Capsule
Servings Per Container:100
Ingredients Amount Per Serving
L-Lysine (as L-Lysine HCl)620 mg
Other Ingredients:vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, L-leucine.
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