Douglas Labs, L-Lysine 500 mg 250 Capsules

From: Douglas Labs
SKU: DL-7944-250X

Availability: Out of stock


Quick Overview

    • Dietary Supplement

    • General Health

Product Description

L-Lysine, provided by Douglas Laboratories, supplies 500 mg of the amino acid in each capsule.

Amino acids have many functions in the body. They are the building blocks for all body proteins – structural proteins that build muscle, connective tissues, bones and other structures, and functional proteins in the form of thousands of metabolically active enzymes. Amino acids provide the body with the nitrogen that is essential for growth and maintenance of all tissues and structures. Proteins and amino acids also serve as a source of energy, providing about 4 calories per gram. Aside from these general functions, individual amino acids also have specific functions in many aspects of human physiology and biochemistry.

Lysine is required for collagen cross-linking. Collagen cross-linking is important for resiliency and elasticity of the collagen and elastin present in all connective tissues and blood vessel walls. During formation of new collagen, fibroblasts secrete immature collagen strands and a vitamin C- and copper-requiring enzyme, lysyl oxidase. Lysyl oxidase oxidizes the free amino group of the immature collagen’s lysyl side chains. Once oxidized, these lysyl side chains spontaneously engage in various reactions between collagen strands to bring about crosslinking. As a result, a complex network of collagen strands is formed, providing elasticity and resiliency. Another important role of lysine is its precursor function for L-carnitine. L-carnitine is necessary for fatty acid metabolism and energy production in cardiac and skeletal muscle. It is involved in fatty acid oxidation as part of the carnitine shuttle. L-carnitine shuttles fatty acids from the cytosol (the cell fluid) into the mitochondria (the cell’s powerhouses) for oxidation and energy production.

Dietary lysine is present in the form of proteins, mainly from dairy and animal origin. Vegetarian diets tend to provide little lysine, because vegetable proteins, including legumes, are often low in lysine.

Supplement Facts

Suggested Use Adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by a physician or health care professional.
Supplement Facts
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 250
  Amount Per Serving % DV
L-Lysine  500 mg 

*Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients Gelatin (capsule), cellulose and vegetable stearate.

Additional Information

SKU DL-7944-250X
Name Douglas Labs, L-Lysine 500 mg 250 Capsules
UPC 310539006153
MPN DL0115
Brand Douglas Labs
Form Capsule
Shipping Weight 0.4600
Serving Size 1 Capsule
Package Description 100 Capsules
Product Type Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Salt Free, Soy Free, Starch Free, Sugar Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free


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