Lysine

The Benefits of IV Lysine

Lysine is an essential amino acid and a key building block of muscle and collagen. The human body can’t make Lysine on its own – it must be consumed regularly in the form of food or supplements.

Lysine plays several roles in humans, most importantly proteinogenesis, but also in the crosslinking of collagen polypeptides, uptake of essential mineral nutrients, and in the production of carnitine, which is key in fatty acid metabolism

Everyday stress, nutritional deficiencies, pollution, and fatigue can also challenge or weaken your immune system. Lysine in our Element Immunity Boost and Element Cold & Flu safely and effectively supports your immune system.

Good sources of lysine are high-protein foods such as eggs, meat
(specifically red meat, lamb, pork, and poultry), soy, beans and peas, cheese (particularly Parmesan), and certain fish (such as cod and sardines). Lysine is the limiting amino acid (the essential amino acid found in the smallest quantity in the particular foodstuff) in most, cereal grains, but is plentiful in most legumes. A vegetarian can sometimes be deficient in this essential amino acid and IV Lysine can be of benefit to those who consume a low protein or vegetarian diet

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Lysine can be supportive for reducing anxiety and stress. Supplemental lysine has been shown in studies to possibly reduce cortisol levels and self-reported anxiety scores.

Lysine may improve wound healing by promoting the growth of collagen to build healthy skin and tissue. It may also increase the formation of new blood vessels.

Lysine may help your body retain calcium and move it to where the body needs it. Studies have shown lysine reduces the calcium levels of urine, meaning less calcium is being lost.

Lysine is commonly used in a variety of preparations to prevent and suppress cold sore outbreaks. It is thought to prevent viral replication of HSV-1 by suppressing arginine, another amino acid.

Lysine may be supportive for lowering blood pressure. Supplemental lysine has been shown in a study to reduce blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.

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