Lysine is one of nine essential amino acids that serve as the primary building blocks of proteins in the human body. It may have antiviral effects by blocking the activity of arginine, which promotes viral replication. Additionally, lysine helps the body absorb calcium and reduces the amount of calcium that is lost in urine. Since calcium is crucial for bone health, some researchers think lysine may help prevent bone loss associated with osteoporosis. Lab studies suggest that lysine in combination with L-arginine (another amino acid) makes bone-building cells more active and enhances production of collagen.
The standard dose of Lysine is 100 mg. Patients may take up to 300 mg.
Maximum Doses: 3
Source: Mount Sinai