It is a building block of proteins and affects the production of enzymes, hormones, antibodies, and collagen. L-Lysine is involved in the absorption of calcium. It is essential for bones and teeth. L-Lysine, together with Methionine is the raw material for the synthesis of carnitine, stimulating the formation of fatty acids at the cellular level.
It is considered that Lysine has a positive effect on the treatment of herpes simplex virus (HSV). The analysis shows that HSV requires arginine for replication. L- Lysine competes with arginine for absorption by the body. In there is Lysine, it removes arginine and this way prevents the growth of HSV.