What is L-Lisine and what is it for?

What exactly is L-lysine? It is an amino acid, one of the organic compounds used by the human body to create new proteins. Since L-lysine is not produced by the body, it is considered an essential amino acid and is obtained through a healthy diet, taking supplements, or a combination of the two. L-lysine is found in many types of food, including red meat, eggs, dairy, nuts, and legumes. But even if your clients already have a healthy diet, they can always take L-lysine supplements. Especially if you are a vegetarian or if you exercise a lot, you should consider these four main health benefits of L-lysine:

Improves bone density

You are probably already aware of how important calcium is to bone health. But getting the right amount of calcium is not everything to guarantee bone health. You should also make sure that the calcium reaches your bones and stays there. L-lysine does both. First of all, it helps the bones absorb calcium, which increases bone density, making the person taking it stronger. In addition, L-lysine reduces the decrease in calcium. That is very good news for those suffering from osteoporosis. With age, bones become weaker due to a reduction in calcium, especially in old age. Taking L-lysine supplements is an ideal precautionary measure to maintain bone density.

Fight bad cholesterol

Your liver creates a compound called carnitine that helps convert fat into energy. To produce carnitine, you will need two essential amino acids: L-lysine and methionine. L-lysine supplements can ensure that the liver has enough of this compound to be able to burn fat properly. Several research studies support the idea that by helping to burn fat, L-lysine reduces the levels of LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream.

Decreases mouth ulcers

Mouth ulcers are caused by the herpes simplex virus. In a Northwestern University research study, those who took L-lysine supplements suffered 2.4 fewer flare-ups per year than those who did not take L-lysine. A study from the Southern California University of Health Sciences also showed that L-lysine is an effective treatment for 87 percent of subjects who had mouth ulcers. And it turns out that L-lysine can also be helpful for pain relief and scarring.

Reduce stress levels

Having low levels of L-lysine can cause anxiety, due to a deficiency in the levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. L-lysine supplements can bring serotonin levels back to the proper level, as well as reduce stress. One study focused on 93 Syrian families whose cereal-based diets lacked L-lysine. By fortifying their diets with L-lysine, the levels of cortisol, a steroid hormone that causes stress, were lowered.

L-lysine is generally regarded as safe, but if your clients are taking prescription medications, ask them to check with their doctor about the possibility of taking additional supplements.

With the right tablet press, L-lysine can be easy to produce. If you want to start producing supplements like L-lysine, please contact us.

Researchers continue to investigate the health benefits of L-lysine, always learning more about this incredible amino acid. By increasing bone density, keeping cholesterol under control, minimizing the risk of mouth ulcers, and reducing stress levels, L-lysine can improve your clients’ health and quality of life.