- Essential amino acid
- Essential for the growth of the bodys tissues
- Helps to keep the immune system healthy
L-Lysine by Now Foods is a food supplement based on the amino acid L-Lysine. L-Lysine is an essential amino acid, which means that it cannot be manufactured by the organism and must be obtained through diet or supplementation. The amino acid Lysine us needed for the production of all the proteins in the body, including hormones, enzymes and antibodies, as well as carnitine and collagen, which is the structural protein that forms the entire connective tissue, such as skin, tendons and bones.
L-Lysine also plays an important role in the absorption of calcium. To this effect, lysine is an essential amino acid fundamental for correct and appropriate growth, by helping improve the absorption of calcium and by being useful in the stimulation of growth hormone. Some evidence suggests that supplementation with L-Lysine can help to maintain a healthy immune system as it prevents the appearance of infections by helping with the production of anti-bodies.
Lysine is necessary for correct cardiovascular function as it is useful for fluidifying the blood and preventing the formation of blood clots. In addition, it helps to repair cells damaged by the effects of free radicals, being useful when it comes to delaying cellular ageing.