Continuing a series of posts about vitamins, supplements, and products that Nutrition Formulators offers through private label services, today we will go over the benefits offered by L-lysine.

As an essential amino acid, Lysine or L-lysine, is necessary for human health, yet, the body cannot produce it. Thus, people must eat things that contain it, or consume an l-lysine supplement, like the ones we can help you manufacture. It is of great importance to have lysine in our diets since it plays an important role in proper growth, and in the production of carnitine, a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into energy and helping to lower cholesterol. L-lysine also is said to help with the absorption of calcium, and the formation of collagen.

Although L-lysine supplements are specially recommended for athletes, vegans, and burn patients, but according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, many people can benefit from it since it has a variety of uses. For instance, since L-lysine has some antiviral effects, some studies have found that taking lysine on a regular basis may help prevent outbreaks of cold sores and genital herpes by blocking the activity of arginine, an amino acid that promotes HSV replication. Since L-lysine also helps with calcium absorption, it is thought that it can help prevent bone loss associated with osteoporosis. Furthermore, research by the National Academy of Science suggests that consuming the adequate amount of L-lysine may aid with anxiety and stress reduction.

Contact us today for more information about L-lysine and our private label and contract manufacturing services.