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L-Lysine (Amino Acid)

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L-Lysine (Amino Acid)

HealthWise® L-Lysine 150g

  • 100% pure powder
  • pharmaceutical grade
  • L-Lysine
  • packed without fillers or flowing agents

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Athletic performance

Lysine is important for proper growth, and it plays an essential role in the production of Carnitine, and is sometimes taken with the 2:1 Arginine to Ornithine ratio to produce HGH.

Other Uses

Lysine appears to help the body absorb calcium, and it plays an important role in the formation of collagen, a substance important for bones and connective tissues including skin, tendon, and cartilage, so may help prevent osteoporosis.  Most people get enough lysine in their diet, although athletes, vegans who don’t eat beans, as well as burn patients may need more.

Some studies have found that taking lysine on a regular basis may help prevent outbreaks of cold sores and genital herpes. Lysine has antiviral effects by blocking the activity or Arginine, which promotes HSV (Herpes simplex virus)replication. Studies suggest oral lysine is more effective for preventing an HSV outbreak than it is at reducing the severity and duration of an outbreak. One study found that taking lysine at the beginning of a herpes outbreak did not reduce symptoms.  Lab studies suggest that lysine in combination with L-Arginine makes bone building cells more active and enhances production of collagen (possibly by association with HGH)


• For adults ages 13 and older: Recommendations are 12 mg/kg/day.
• An example of a dose often used during an active herpes flare up is 3 – 9 gram per day in divided doses for a short period of time. To prevent recurrences, many people take 2-3 gram daily.  Lysine in the diet is considered safe. High doses have caused gallstones. There have also been reports of renal dysfunction, including Fanconi’s syndrome and renal failure.  Use with lysine may increase the risk of nephrotoxicity.

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Weight 250 g
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 11 cm