Lysine

Information about Lysine

Lysine uses

Lysine is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How lysine works

Proteins of the herpes simplex virus are rich in L-arginine, and tissue culture studies indicate an enhancing effect on viral replication when the amino acid ratio of L-arginine to L-lysine is high in the tissue culture media. When the ratio of L-lysine to L-arginine is high, viral replication and the cytopathogenicity of herpes simplex virus have been found to be inhibited. L-lysine may facilitate the absorption of calcium from the small intestine.

Common side effects of lysine

Abdominal cramp, Diarrhoea, Nausea.

Available Medicine for Lysine


Content on this page was last updated on 16 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)