Where does Lysine come from? Chicken, beef, some fish, soy, eggs, brewer's yeast, legumes/beans, and dairy all contain significant amounts of lysine. Most people consume enough lysine to stay healthy. For vegetarians and vegans, it's important to combine foods like beans and rice/tortilla, pita and falafel, or hummus and bread to get a complete amino acid profile in their daily diets.
Keep reading to learn about the benefits and functions of Lysine!
Lysine appears to help the body absorb and conserve calcium.* Lysine has many functions in the body because it is incorporated into many proteins, which are used by the body for a variety of purposes.
Lysine is sold in capsule, tablet, and powder form, and the regular serving size is between 400-500mg 1-3 times a day. Read the label instructions on each product you buy and follow them carefully.