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Lysine, L-Lysine


Lysine, L-Lysine

Metabolism
L-lysine -> hydroxy lysine

Functions
precursor of acetyl CoA - involved in the synthesis of connective tissue,
neurotransmitters, and carbohydrate metabolism

Requirements
RDA - adults - 840 mg qd, children - 44 mg/kg, infants - 97 mg/kg
therapeutic range - .5-4 g qd

Deficiency
decreased immune function and decreased growth

Sources
tuna, turkey, halibut, salmon, cheese

Therapeutics
Herpes simplex, osteoporosis, apthous ulcers

Toxicity
very little noted
Interactions antagonist to arginine

 

 

 

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