When speaking of the heart benefits of L-arginine, nutritionists and supplement experts often include lysine in the conversation. Lysine, like arginine, is an essential amino acid, meaning that the body does not produce this element but can be supplemented with it. “Essential” does not necessarily mean that the body needs more of this element, but simply that the body cannot synthesize them, thus amino acids like arginine and lysine can be included in an individual’s diet through food or supplements.
What is Lysine?
Lysine, like arginine, is a ‘base’ element, the chemical opposite of an ‘acid’ element, which, technically speaking, participates in hydrogen bonding. It is a needed building element for much of the protein in the body, building muscle and facilitating recovery after injury.
What are the Benefits of Lysine?
Lysine has been mostly closely studied in relation with the herpes virus. For the Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2, both cold sores and genital herpes, lysine has been clinically proven to reduce the duration and severity of these infections, as well as preventing the virus from spreading.
Lysine has also been shown to reduce anxiety, improve immune function, and facilitate muscle recovery.
Is There Lysine in Cardio Juvenate?
Our heart healthy supplement contains 5,000mg of L-Arginine, 1,00mg of L-Carnitine, 1,000mg of L-Citrulline, Vitamin D3 and Red Wine Extract. There is no lysine in Cardio Juvenate. With the heart healthy benefits of L-Arginine, L-Citrulline and Red Wine Extract, combined with the metabolism boosting and muscle building benefits of L-Carnitine, we have found that lysine is unnecessary in our formula.
Arginine and Lysine
Many sources have pointed to the fact that arginine and lysine taken together actually seem to cancel each other out. There are many conflicting reports on this particular supplement topic, however from our own experience with these supplements we’ve found that arginine and lysine are not as highly effective when used together, but rather l-arginine, l-citrulline and l-carnitine seem to be the driving force behind the heart healthy results we wish to provide.
Lysine Side Effects
There are a few side effects associated with lysine that you should know about. Many people have an allergic reaction to lysine. It should never be taken without speaking to a physician first as it might interact poorly with medications that you could be taking. Lysine has been shown to increase bad cholesterol levels, leading to poor blood circulation, which is the exact opposite of what we aim to do with our heart healthy supplement.
If you have any questions regarding lysine, the benefits of l-arginine or l-carnitine, or why we do not include lysine in our formula, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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