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Lysine amino acid

Lysine is an essential amino acid and is a basic building block of all protein. This nutrient was first isolated in 1889 from casein.

lysine

Required for

It is required for growth and bone development in children, assists in calcium absorption and maintaining the correct nitrogen balance in the body and maintaining lean body mass. Furthermore it is needed to produce antibodies, hormones, enzymes, collagen formation as well as repair of tissue.

Since it helps with the building of muscle protein, it is useful for patients recovering from injuries and recovery after operations, and there might be use in lysine to help maintain healthy blood vessels. It also seems to assist in fighting herpes and cold sores.

Deficiency indications

Although a deficiency of lysine is rare, since it is found in so many protein foods, the symptoms may include anemia, enzyme disorders, lack of energy, hair loss, bloodshot eyes, weight loss and retarded growth as well as reproductive problems, poor appetite and poor concentration.

People on a vegan or vegetarian diet, only using grains as their only source of protein is often deficient in this nutrient.

Dosage

The dosage listed is the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), but be aware that this dosage is the minimum that you require per day, to ward off serious deficiency of this particular nutrient. In the therapeutic use of this nutrient, the dosage is usually increased considerably, but the toxicity level must be kept in mind.

The daily dosage of leucine is about 12 mg per kilogram of body weight per day - which would translate to about 840 mg for a 70 kg male.

Pregnant or breast feeding mothers, as well as patients with liver or kidney problems must first consult a health professional before taking lysine supplements.

Toxicity and symptoms of high intake

Toxicity has not been determine but animals fed high amounts of lysine, has shown a tendency to gallstones as well as elevated cholesterol - but these tendencies have not been proven in humans.

Diarrhea and stomach cramps may be indicative in high dosage, but these are not consistent symptoms.

When more may be required

Athletes, burn patients and people suffering from herpes and cold sores may benefit from an increase of lysine.

Older people could also require more lysine, as one study found older men required more of this nutrient than younger men.

Other interesting points

Lysine must be used with care in supplement form when taking antibiotics as well.

Lysine food sources

Good sources of lysine are found in cheese, eggs, lima beans, potatoes, milk, meat and brewer's yeast.

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Please note that these pages are for general information only and must not be used to treat or diagnose health concerns.

 
Fat soluble vitamins Trace elements
vitamin ABoron
Vitamin DChromium
Vitamin ECobalt
Vitamin KCopper
Fluorine
Water soluble vitaminsIodine
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)Iron
B Complex vitaminsManganese
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine, Thiamin)Molybdenum
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)Selenium
Vitamin B3 (Niacin, Niacinamide, Nicotinic Acid)Silicon (Silica)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)Zinc
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B9 (Folacin, Folic Acid)Enzymes
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobamin, Cobalamin)Amylase
PABA (Para-AminoBenzoic Acid)Bromelain
CholineCoenzyme Q10
InositolLactase
Vitamin H (Biotin)Lipase
Protease
Amino AcidsMaltase
Alanine
ArginineMiscellaneous nutritional ingredients
AsparagineAdaptogens
Aspartic acidAlpha Lipoic Acid
Branched-Chain Amino AcidsAntioxidants
CarnitineApple Cider Vinegar
CitrullineAstaxanthin
CysteineCreatine
CystineFatty acids
GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid)Piperine (Pepper extract)
Glutamic acidResveratrol
GlutamineVitamin B13 (Orotic acid)
GlutathioneVitamin B15 (Pangamic Acid)
GlycineVitamin B17 (Laetrile, Amygdalin)
HistidineVitamin F (Fatty Acids)
HydroxyprolineVitamin P (Bioflavonoids)
IsoleucineVitamin T
LeucineVitamin U
Lysine
MethionineHerbal ingredients
NAC (n-Acetyl Cysteine)Echinacea
OrnithineGinger
PhenylalanineGinkgo Biloba
ProlineGinseng
SerineGoldenseal
TaurineGotu Kola (Centella)
ThreonineGrape Seed Extract
TryptophanGreen Tea
TyrosineLicorice
ValineMuira Puama
Olive Leaf Extract
MineralsPhytosterols
CalciumSt John's Wort
ChlorideTribulus Terrestris
Magnesium
PhosphorusWater
PotassiumCarbohydrates
SodiumProtein
SulfurCalories
 
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