Lysine 500 from Healthwell contains the amino acid lysine in free form (L-lysine) with 500 milligrams per dose. Lysine 500 is a vegetable supplement in convenient capsules that are easy to swallow. The recommended dose is 1 capsule daily on an empty stomach. The dose can be increased to a maximum of 3 capsules a day.
Essential amino acid
Found in collagen
Lysine is an essential amino acid that cannot be produced by the body but has to be added through food. Lysine acts as a component of the body's collagen, the protein that builds and stabilises hair, skin, nails, and cartilage. L-lysine is also involved in the l-carnitine synthesis, which affects the metabolism of fat. L-lysine is mainly found in animal products and vegetarians may thus have low levels of L-lysine.