Essential - Proteogenic - Glycogenic and Ketogenic - Basic Side Chains
Lysine insures the adequate absorption of calcium; helps form collagen; aids in the production of antibodies, hormones & enzymes. Helps in collagen formation and in the repair of tissue.
A deficiency may result in tiredness, inability to concentrate, irritability, bloodshot eyes, retarded growth, hair loss ,anemia & reproductive problems.
Lysine is known for its use in soothing the effects of herpes. May improve the endurance to stress and battle fatigue. Found to be low in the serum of vegetarians. Lysine aids in the absorption of calcium, and deficiencies could lead to calcium excretion (kidney stones) and possible dwarfness. Strengthens the thymus gland and immune system. Plays and important role in collagen formation in tissue, which in necessary for neutralizing viruses and repairing damage the eye lens. Researchers have found that weight reduction can be improved with the use of a combination of the amino acids L-Ornithine and L-Arginine enhanced by L-Lysine.
Needed for proper growth and bone development. Used especially by those recovering from injury or surgery.
Lysine helps control the body's acid/alkaline balance, influences the pineal and mammary glands and plays a role in gallbladder function. L-Lysine is an essential building block for all protein. Lysine is necessary for all amino acid assimilation and assists in the storage of fats.
Inhibits viral growth and, as a result, is used in the treatment of Herpes Simplex, as well as the viruses associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, such as: Epstein-Barr Virus, Cytomegalovirus, and HHV6.
Helps form collagen, the connective tissue present in bones, ligaments, tendons, and joints.
Essential for children, as it is critical for bone formation.
Involved in hormone production.
Lowers serum triglyceride levels.
L-lysine is absorbed from the lumen of the small intestine into the enterocytes by an active transport process. Some metabolism of L-lysine takes place within the enterocytes. The L-lysine that is not metabolized is transported to the liver via the portal circulation. In the liver, L-lysine, along with other amino acids, participates in protein biosynthesis. Some is metabolized to L-alpha-aminoadipic acid semialdehyde, which is further metabolized to acetoacetyl-CoA. The intermediate in this pathway is saccharopine. L-lysine does not participate in transamination. It is the exception to the general rule that the first step in catabolism of an amino acid is the removal of its alpha-amino group by transamination to form the respective alpha-keto acid. L-lysine is both a glycogenic and a ketogenic amino acid. L-lysine can participate in the formation of D-glucose and glycogen, as well as lipids. L-lysine can participate in the production of energy.
Carnitine is formed from Lysine and Vitamin C. Assists in the absorption of calcium.
Deficiency Signs or Symptoms:
Loss of energy, inability to concentrate and irritability. Herpes, Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, AIDS, Anemia, Hair loss, Weight loss, Irritability
Excess of ammonia in the blood
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