L-Lysine is an essential amino acid, what it means is that it cannot be manufactured by the body and must be obtained from the diet or by supplementation.
Lysine plays several roles in the body:
- L-Lysine plays a major role in calcium absorption.
- Lysine is necessary for the production of all proteins in the body including hormones, enzymes and antibodies.
- Lysine is also important for production of carnitine and collagen, which are the structural protein forming all connective tissue such as skin, tendon, and bone.