What is Lysine?

Lysine is an amino acid that, according to studies done on lysine supplements, has been shown to be helpful in building immunity and preventing colds. The human body does not synthesize lysine, so it must be consumed through foods such as beans, cheese, milk, and fish. However lysine can also be taken as a supplement which may help with the prevention of colds and other illnesses as well as contribute to overall health.* Here’s everything you need to know about our Lysine Supplement, and how it can help benefit you in your daily life.

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Lysine can have immunity benefits 

An amino acid is a building block of protein and lysine is one of the most common amino acids found in proteins. Studies show that Lysine can be taken as a supplement to help with immunity and form antibodies which fight off illness such as colds, flu, etc.* Lysine is also believed to stimulate white blood cells to make them stronger and more efficient at fighting off illness.*

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Lysine is studied in conjunction with Vitamin C, Zinc, and Vitamin B12 

Lysine has been studied and researched particularly with Vitamin C (also known as l-ascorbic acid), Zinc, and Vitamin B12 because they can all work together synergistically to build immunity.*  For example lysine may help with the production of antibodies that fight off illness, and Vitamin C helps to produce these antibodies. The more lysine you take as a supplement in conjunction with Vitamin C (and zinc and B12) is believed to be helpful for building immunity.*

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Studies show Lysine can help heal cold sores

Lysine is one of the key ingredients that can help speed up healing time for cold sores.* Cold sores are caused by a virus, and lysine helps prevent the cold sore from multiplying.  Lysine can also help reduce the pain and redness associated with cold sores.*

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Lysine may also help to build muscle and strong bones

The lysine amino acid is believed to be helpful for building and maintaining strong muscles.* In fact, lysine helps with calcium absorption which can lead to stronger bones, teeth, nails etc.* L-lysine has been shown in studies that it benefits weightlifters and bodybuilders.*

At Anew Vita, we use only the highest quality ingredients in each of our supplements. Our Lysine supplement is combined with Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, and Zinc to provide support to the immune system, connective tissues, oral tissues, and calcium absorption.  Buy yours today and browse all of our supplements to help you mindfully pursue health and self care.