Category: Amino acids


An essential amino acid necessary for growth

  • Helps maintain nitrogen balance in the body

  • May help inhibit glycation

  • Together with arginine, has been documented to promote healthy hormonal stress responses in humans

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620 mg, 100 vegetarian capsules

Item Catalog Number: 01678

Lysine is an essential amino acid necessary for growth and to help maintain nitrogen balance in the body. It may help promote proper nitrogen balance in the body and inhibit glycation, the bonding of a sugar and protein or lipid molecule accelerated by elevated levels of sugar in the blood.1,2

Lysine has many functions in the body because it is incorporated into many proteins, which are used for a variety of purposes.

Most people consume adequate amounts of lysine. However, vegans whose diets contain large amounts of grains and only minimal amounts of beans could become lysine deficient. Athletes involved in frequent vigorous exercise have an increased need for essential amino acids, although most diets meet these increased needs. The essential amino acid requirements of burn patients may exceed the amount of lysine in the diet.

Lysine supplementation has been shown to increase the absorption and retention of calcium.3

Lysine works with other essential amino acids to maintain growth, lean body mass and the body’s store of nitrogen. In addition, dietary supplementation with the essential amino acid L-lysine has been shown to promote relaxation in humans with low dietary intake of L-lysine. L-lysine, together with arginine, has been documented to promote healthy hormonal stress responses in humans.4

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule

Amount Per Serving
L-Lysine (as L-Lysine HCl) 620 mg
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, L-leucine.

Dosage and Use

Take one (1) capsule one to three times daily on an empty stomach, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.




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When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.

  1. Nephron. 2001 Feb;87(2):148-54.

  2. Doc Ophthalmol. 1995;90(4):395-404.

  3. Nutrition. 1992;8:400-5.

  4. Biomed Res. 2007 Apr;28(2):85-90.

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