Lysine is heat sensitive and is not present in processed foods. It helps regulate the pineal gland, mammary glands, and ovaries. Lysine is important for growth and bone development, promotes calcium absorption, maintains nitrogen balances, aids in the production of antibodies.
Lysine and Vitamin C together form L-carnitine, a biochemical that enables muscle tissue to use oxygen more efficiently, delaying fatigue. Lysine aids bone growth by helping form collagen, the fibrous protein that makes up bone, cartilage and other connective tissue. Low levels can slow protein synthesis, affecting muscle and connective tissue.
Lysine inhibits viruses and used in the treatment of herpes simplex.
Molecular Weight - 146.19
Occurence - 5.82%
Lysine Food Sources
Leafy vegetables, pulses and legumes, meat, poultry, milk and milk products, and ripe fruits are the main source of Lysine.
Lysine Deficiency Symptoms
Deficiencies can result in anemia, bloodshot eyes, enzyme disorders, hair loss, an inability to concentrate, irritability, lack of energy, poor appetite, reproductive disorders, retarded growth, and weight loss.