Lamberts L-Lysine 500mg 120 Tablets provide a grade of lysine called USP which is the quality used in clinical nutrition products (cheap lysine supplements may contain animal feed-grade lysine). Lysine is an essential amino acid because it is one of the eight amino acids that our bodies cannot make.
Lysine is used by the body in various ways and, particularly in the formation of collagen, the most abundant protein in the body. Practitioners often recommend lysine during an attack of cold sores since it appears to inhibit the replication of the Herpes Simplex (Type I) virus.
- 120 tablets.
- Contains grade USP lysine.
- Aids the formation of collagen.
- Recommended for cold sores.
- Functions as a building block for proteins.
- Increases the bioavailability of iron.
- Suitable for vegetarians.
The body requires 2-3g of lysine a day and it is most abundant in high-protein foods such as meat (specifically red meat, lamb, pork, and poultry), eggs, peas, soy and beans, Parmesan cheese, and certain fish (like sardines and cod). Vegetables and vegetable proteins contain low levels of lysine, and so some experts believe that vegetarian and vegan diets may provide an insufficient intake of lysine.