what you need to know about lysine(L-lysine)

Before we jump into the article let’s clarify something first:

What is the difference between L-Lysine and Lysine?

L-Lysine is a nutritional supplement containing the biologically active L-isomer of the essential amino acid lysine.  L-lysine (also called Hydrochlorure de L-Lysine, L-2,6-diaminohexanoic acid, Lisina, L-Lysine, L-Lysine HCl, L-Lysine Hydrochloride, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Lys, Lysine Hydrochloride, Lysine Monohydrochloride, Monochlohydrate de L-Lysine, Monochlohydrate de Lysine) is the form of lysine which can be used by our bodies.

it is present in a massive range of foods and in lysine supplements. This EAA(essential amino acid) is one of nine essential amino acids which human body needs for growth and tissue repair. Lysine is an amino acid (building block of protein) that Unlike some other amino acids, the human body cannot make by itself(it is an essential amino acid); therefore it must be eaten in the diet.

What are the natural sources of L-Lysine or Lysine?

L-Lysine is found in many foods and fortunately is included in vegetables and legumes as well for people who do not consume meat enough or at all.

  • red meat
  • chicken
  • eggs
  • fish, such as cod or sardines
  • beans
  • lentils
  • Parmesan
  • cottage cheese
  • wheat germ
  • nuts
  • soybeans
  • brewer’s yeast
  • spirulina

How L-Lysine or Lysine can help me with training and fitness?

Lysine has lots of benefits, no wonder a large number of athletes in different fields of sports promote it, these benefits include:

  • halt loss of lean muscle mass and mobility issues especially In elderly
  • reducing anxiety and help the body control catabolism phase
  • help athletes recover especially from high intensity workouts
  • helping the body absorb calcium, iron, and zinc


What are the health benefits of taking L-Lysine or Lysine?

Besides benefits it has on fitness and strength, Lysine has these benefits as well for health and overall well-being:


hypertriglyceridemia or High levels of fats called triglycerides in the blood

help in Wound Healing by making the body Create Collagen

promoting the healthy growth of skin and hair growth

help with Canker sores , Cold sores and other kinds of bed sores

preventing plaque buildup in arteries

Helping body produce enzymes, antibodies, and hormones and strengthening the immune system


Hypertension and Stress

(although we shall say that research in these fields has been limited and scientist are still working to find more trusted results on lysine research)