Last update: 1.5.2017.
Lysine is an essential amino acid.
Essential amino acids cannot be created by the body from other other compounds. This is why these amino acids must be taken from food.
What is Lysine needed for?
Part of every protein
Required for growth and bone development in children
Lysine helps the body absorb calcium and decreases the amount of calcium that is lost in urine.
There are studies that have found that taking lysine regularly may help prevent outbreaks of cold sores and genital herpes.
Where can you get Lysine?
All foods rich in protein are good sources of lysine.