Regenerative Rewards Like Us

L-Lysine

  • Information
  • Ingredients/Directions
  • Further Reading

 

The amino-acid L-lysine limits L-arginine in the body, and L-arginine is essential for the propagation of viruses. It therefore has compelling anti-viral properties.
This antagonistic relationship may provide protection from viruses including Covid-19, because L-arginine is needed by these viruses to reproduce. A number of steps in the viral lifecycle of SARS-CoV-2 have been shown to depend on key L-arginine residues.

L-lysine is safe for the average 70 kg person to use doses of up to 3g per day while being well tolerated*

Please click on the further reading tab above for links to studies, more information and media reports.
 
*Those suffering from kidney problems are advised to speak to a health care professional prior to starting supplementation with L-lysine.


NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS
 
Ingredients (per capsule)
 
L-lysine HCL 400 mg
 
Vegetable capsule shell
 
Directions (based on an average 70 kg adult)
 
We suggest pro-rata dosage for those outside of this range
 
Maintenance: 1-2 capsules daily on an empty stomach. Please note the directions on the pot say with meals, however we believe (and experts agree) that it's better taken with water on an empty stomach
 
Intensive use: For fighting viral infections 7-8 capsules daily, split into 2 or 3 doses with water on an empty stomach
 
We do not recommend doses in excess of 16 capsules daily, the pro-rata dose for a 140 kg adult, and then only until the viral infection has been resolved
 
Those suffering from kidney problems are advised to speak to a health care professional prior to starting supplementation with L-lysine.

Virologists Report Amino Acid Treatment for Covid-19 and ALL viruses

What Is L-lysine?

L-lysine is an amino acid. Unlike some other amino acids, the human body is unable to produce L-lysine; therefore it must be obtained through the diet. Sources of L-lysine include meat, fish, dairy, eggs, and some plants such as soy and other legumes. Amino acids are protein building blocks and are essential to life. L-lysine is one of the nine essential amino acids (essential amino acids are not produced within the body and must be obtained from an external source).

What Does it Do?

L-lysine appears to have multiple functions within the human body. It's primary function is to increase the absorption of  calcium. It can relieve anxiety, promote wound healing, and is helpful for other conditions. Cholesterol is deposited in binding sites within coronary arteries. When L-lysine (and vitamin C) occupy those binding sites, cholesterol is not deposited in arteries. It further plays an important role in the formation of collagen, a substance important for bones and connective tissues including skin, tendons, and cartilage. Additionally virus growth is inhibited by L-lysine as it limits L-arginine in the body, and L-arginine is essential for the propagation of viruses. It therefore has compelling anti-viral properties.

Anti-Viral Benefits

The way in which viruses infect and replicate is not the same as bacteria. A single virus cell is unable to replicate or express genetic material without a host cell. The process of infection is as follows:
  • Attachment: virus binds to host cell
  • Penetration: virus injects its genetic material into host cell
  • Uncoating: viral contents are released
  • Biosynthesis: viral genetic material replicates via the host
  • Assembly: viral components and enzymes are produced and begin to assemble
  • Release: newly produced virions* are released from the host cell and move on to infect other cells
*A virion is an entire virus particle consisting of an outer protein shell called a capsid and an inner core of nucleic acid (either ribonucleic or deoxyribonucleic acid-RNA or DNA)

Virus replication is dependent on the availability of amino acids. Amino acids play an important role in virus-related infections as they are required for protein synthesis and they also regulate many metabolic pathways, including gene expression. The requirement for L-arginine in the replication cycle occurs in two stages. It is necessary before the synthesis of virus DNA and it is associated with the formation of mature virions. The yield of infective virus is dependent upon the concentration of L-arginine. L-lysine is able to inhibit L-arginine and therefore the ability of L-arginine to synthesise certain proteins. This antagonistic relationship between the two may provide protection from viruses including Covid-19, because L-arginine is needed by these viruses to reproduce, see Arginine and its effects on viral replication. A number of steps in the viral lifecycle of SARS-CoV-2 have been shown to depend on key L-arginine residues.

A recent study in the Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals here showed that D, L-L-lysine acetylsalicylate + glycine sold as "Aspirin i.v. 500mg®" (LASAG), which is an approved drug for the treatment of acute pain, migraine and fever, impairs propagation of different Covid strains including the highly-pathogenic MERS-CoV. However, due to the lower levels of L-lysine in aspirin it can be dangerous to take high enough doses to counteract L-arginine levels. 
 
Lysine Therapy for SARS-CoV-2 - The study reported here was directly for use in treating coronavirus.

The average intake of L-arginine is estimated to be 4000-6000 milligrams per day.

Safe dosage & side effects

The recommended daily dietary intake of L-lysine is 2660 milligrams for a 154-lb (70 kilogram) adult but the average dietary intake of L-lysine in western populations ranges from 2800-12,600 milligrams for a 154 lb (70 KG) adult due to diets consisting of lots of red meat, dairy, fish and more. The issue is that a lot of foods that are rich in L-lysine are also known to increase L-arginine levels, so it can be difficult to control the L-lysine to L-arginine ratio through diet alone.
 
The supplementation of L-lysine is safe for a 70 kg person to use doses of up to 3g per day while being well tolerated; however, exceptionally higher doses (10-15g per day) can cause gastrointestinal disturbances, including nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhoea. There are rare reports of an association between L-lysine supplements and kidney problems, so those suffering from kidney problems are advised to speak to a health care professional prior to starting supplementation with L-lysine. Medical News Today offer this guidance on dosage and side effects.

For further reading, the article that led us to research and take the decision to supply this supplement can be found here
You may also be interested in...
 

L-Lysine

L-Lysine
£14.50
Includes Worldwide shipping
$US   £GB   €EU   $AU
Add to Basket
Includes worldwide delivery
Includes Worldwide Delivery
We tell you about the shipping cost directly on the order page, no waiting until checkout to find out your total item cost
Personal Support and Advice
We're here to help you every step of the way - contact us
 
Worldwide Delivery Included in the Price
Mobile / Tablet users may prefer our mobile optimised website | Privacy and Cookies Policy

Disclaimer: Regenerative Nutrition advocates a holistic approach to natural health and wellbeing. The body's ability and power to heal depends upon the totality of diet, nutrition, lifestyle and environmental factors. The information provided in our article is for information purposes only, it in no way constitutes a medical consultation, or medical advice, nor is it intended to be taken as a solicitation to purchase our products.

Always consult a health care practitioner when combating disease states.

No claim for the cure of any disease is intended, or implied nor do we claim that our products will treat, cure or prevent any disease.