Healthwell Lysine 1000 is a supplement with the amino acid lysine in ultra-dose form. Amino acids act as building blocks for protein, and lysine is particularly involved in the formation of collagen, which builds up tissues like skin, hair, and cartilage. In addition, lysine is an essential amino acid, which means that the body must have it in order to function normally, but that it has to be added through food. Under normal conditions, the body is able to produce non-essential amino acids by itself. Healthwell Lysine 1000 contains 1,000 mg of lysine per tablet in an easy-to-absorb form for optimal effect.
- Lysine in an easily absorbed form
- Amino acid that must be added through food
- Builds up the protein collagen
- Collagen promotes skin elasticity
- 1,000 mg of lysine per serving
What does lysine do in the body?
Lysine is sold both as a separate supplement and as part of various combined protein supplements. Lysine’s perhaps best-known property is that it contributes to the build-up of collagen, that is, the substance that holds our joints and cartilage together and which gives resilience and elasticity to the skin, hair, and nails. For that reason, some use lysine as a beauty supplement to ensure optimal collagen production.
Lysine also acts as a precursor of another amino acid, namely carnitine. Carnitine is included in the body's mitochondria, a small part of our cells where nutrition and oxygen are converted into energy. In addition, lysine contributes to the absorption of calcium in the intestines, which is important for normal function of the bone structure.
What does L-lysine mean?
The presence of lysine in the form of L-lysine means that it is broken down into as small a component as possible. This in turn facilitates the body’s absorption of the lysine, enabling it to quickly benefit from the lysine.