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Bluebonnet Nutrition L-Lysine Free-Form Amino Acid provide the pharmaceutical grade, free-form amino acid L-Lysine HCl in its purest crystalline form. Available in easy-to-swallow vegetable capsules for maximum assimilation and absorption.
L-Lysine plays a major role in calcium absorption, blood sugar metabolism and in the formation of new collagen, a main structural component of connective tissues. Since L-lysine is also involved in the production of antibodies, enzymes and hormones, it is an important player in immune function as well.
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and proteins are the building blocks of life. The human body is constantly assembling, breaking down and using proteins on a daily basis. In fact, 10 to 25% of caloric energy should come from high-quality, complete proteins. However, the role of amino acids is not only limited to the synthesis of proteins. They also function as intermediates in metabolism. There are twenty "standard" amino acids used by cells in protein biosynthesis. Of the 20+ amino acids, 9 are "essential" and are required in the diet since the body cannot produce them. "Nonessential" amino acids, on the other hand, are produced in the body from other amino acids when given an adequate supply of nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Yet, even some of these nonessential amino acids are necessary at certain life stages or during certain situations, which is why some are considered "conditionally essential.â€
Amino acids are vital for the body's ability to function at an optimal level. Unlike fat and carbohydrates, the human body does not store excess amino acids for later use. Amino acids must be obtained from the diet on a daily basis to meet the needs of the body. In different life styles and at different life stages, human beings have special protein requirements. They are crucial and have wide-ranging roles, including: the repair and maintenance of muscles, organs, nails, hair, skin, ligaments, connective tissues, glands, etc. Because amino acids are considered the building blocks of life, specifically protein, a deficiency in even one of them can have detrimental effects on one's health and well-being. Furthermore, the following people can benefit tremendously from amino acid supplementation:
- individuals who lead an active lifestyle
- individuals who have undergone trauma from surgery or an accident
- individuals who have ill-fitting dentures
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
As a dietary supplement, take one caplet daily, or as directed by a healthcare provider.