Lysine is necessary for the production of all protein in the body including hormones, enzymes, and antibodies. The body must have it to function properly but cannot produce it on its own.
L-Lysine is an essential free-form amino acid which acts as a precursor for several other amino acids, including L-carnitine (needed for fat metabolism).
Early data demonstrated that lysine supplementation in combination with vitamins and iron supplementation increased hemoglobin levels in pregnant women.
Lysine is one of the essential amino acids that the body needs for building proteins. You need lysine for proper collagen formation.
Many of the symptoms of lysine deficiency are loss of energy, loss of appetite, difficulty concentrating, and hair loss. Lysine deficiency may also cause reproductive disorders, and delayed growth.