L-Lysine Capsules 500 mg

Quick Overview

L-Lysine is an essential amino acid the body cannot make.  It may possess the following benefits:

  • Herpes / Cold Sore traditional treatment
  • Calcium binder in osteoporosis
  • Involved in cholesterol lowering
  • Muscle builder
  • Immune booster

L-Lysine Capsules 500 mg

Article: 11021
Size: 90 veg. Capsules

Ingredients (per Capsule);

500 mg L-Lysine, rice flour, veg. cellulose capsule

Contains no fillers, binders or other additives.


Cold Sores, Herpes & Shingles or Herpes Zoster
L-lysine has been studied for its beneficial effects in the treatment of mouth and genital lesions caused by herpes simplex virus as well as shingles caused by herpes zoster viruses.  It is reported that L-lysine can both substantially reduce the recovery time of a herpes outbreak and reduce the likelihood of recurrent outbreaks.

Osteoporosis and L-Lysine
By improving calcium absorption from the gut and reducing its elimination in the urine, L-lysine has earned its place in the supplement list for osteoporosis and other bone related conditions.  It is currently being postulated, that L-Lysine with its sister amino acid L-Arginine may increase bone building and collagen speed.Lysine is used in the production off antibodies for a strong, healthy immune system.  This may be why it is so effective at fighting herpes viruses.

L-Lysine is integral to proper growth, and plays a central roll in the production of L-Carnitine which is responsible for converting fats into energy which helps balance cholesterol levels. 

L-Lysine also assists in the absorption and conservation of calcium in the collagen of the bones, and connective tissues including skin, tendons, and cartilage.

Without enough L-lysine, the following symptoms might occur:
Kidney stones, fatigue, nausea, slow growth, anemia, dizziness, loss of appetite, agitation, bloodshot eyes,  and reproductive disorders, increase in particularly viral infections.

Who is at risk of L-Lysine deficiency?
Athletes with rigorous training regimes, and macrobiotic vegetarians are particularly at risk of insufficient L-lysine intake.  This can be improved with increased intake of legumes.

Those who consume substantial amounts of sugars, pastries, cereals or baked goods may be preventing their uptake of this vital amino acid Lysine, since it interacts in the browning process and becomes relatively unavailable to the body.

L-Lysine or Lysine is one of the essential amino acids.  This means it is essential to the body, but the body cannot make it.  All amino acids are building blocks of proteins, which themselves are the building blocks of just about everything biological.


Children aged 2 - 12:
Recommendations are 23 mg/kg/day or 10 mg per pound of body weight daily.

Adults age 13 and over:
Recommendations are 12 mg/kg/day.

For adults with herpes viral infections:
During an outbreak, take 3,000 – 9,000 mg per day in divided doses.
To prevent recurrences, take 500 – 1,500 mg per day in divided dosages.

Doses of more than 10 grams each day may cause stomach cramps or diarrhoea.
At doses over 10g per day, Lysine may increase the toxicity of certain antibiotics.

L-Lysine and L-Argenine share common metabolic pathways. Supplementing one may suppress absorption of the other.  If both are supplemented, they should be taken at least 2 hours apart.

L-Lysine Capsules 500 mg

L-Lysine Capsules 500 mg

90 veg. Capsules
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