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Lysine

Essential amino acid. Improves concentration and mental alertness. Prevention and control of the herpes virus and cold sores. Hair loss and lack of energy may indicate a need for L-Lysine. Skin flexibility, fat metabolism, energy from glucose. 50gm.

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Brand

Xcel Health

Size

50 gm

Common Uses

Lysine is an important part of many proteins. The cross linking of the protein chains of elastin (cross linked elastin) which confers its elastic properties is due to lysine residues. Elastin is responsible for the flexibility of youthful skin. The lysine segment in protein is also the first step in the synthesis of carnitine. This is the amino acid which aids fat utilization by muscles. Carnitine also increases work tolerance of muscles which, in turn. Increase both the anaerobic and aerobic capacity. Administration of 5 g of lysine has been shown to increase plasma levels of trimethyllysine (a carnitine precursor) and carnitine. Lysine is an important constituent of histones, the major proteins in the nucleus of cells and vital for cell division. Lysine is an important constituent of histones, the major proteins in the nucleus of cells and vital for cell division. Because lysine is glucogenic, it can be used by the body to produce glucose when required for energy. Use in sport: Since lysine can amplify the growth hormone release which occurs in response to arginine administration, the combination has been suggested for muscle building programs. Medical Uses: Lysine is an important constituent in total parenteral nutrition solutions. This amino acid has been used either as treatment or as a prophylactic for herpes simplex infections or the perioral region (cold sores) and of the genital region. Major Dietary Sources: Lysine is an essential amino acid - it cannot be synthesized in the body and must be derived from the diet. The daily requirement for healthy young adults with normal activity levels is about 1.5 grams.

Suggested Dosage

Take 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon a day.

Health Information

All living plants and animals have in common a certain substance without which life would be impossible. This substance is called protein and comprises almost 80% of our dry body weight. Most of our body is in fact protein structures. This includes hair, skin, nails - even your eyes. On the inside protein is also a major structural component in forming the heart, lungs, muscles and blood vessels. Proteins are made up of a combination of basic units. These units are called amino acids. A few amino acids may combine to make a protein chain, or thousands may join together to form a complicated pattern. Protein is always made up of amino acids. During the body's digestion, foods which contain protein will provide amino acids for metabolism. Many people find they are unable to maintain a sufficient supply for their own body's requirements. It could be that their diet is restricted, such as through vegetarians or you may have a stressful lifestyle. Possibly their needs are much higher than can be met by an average diet, as can be the case for serious sports people. Over recent years powdered amino acids have been used extensively in combating or preventing many health concerns. Singular amino acid supplements require no digestion and can be absorbed rapidly. This efficient process can enable you to target a specific amino acid deficiency associated with a health concern more accurately than a protein food source. To simply eat more protein foods, such as red meat, is not the solution since this could lead to an excess of some non-essential amino acids as well as extra fat and carbohydrates.

Ingredients

100% L-Lysine

Precautions

Keep out of reach of children.

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Xcel Health

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If you buy two or more of this item you get an automatic multi-buy discount.

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