Okay . . . so yesterday we spoke of the amino acid called "arginine" and its "importance" to optimal health and weight loss.
But . . . we also spoke about too much of this amino acid is "not" always a good thing.
So what is this amino acid called "L-lysine" or "lysine" all about???
And why is it our "saving grace"???
Well . . . we've spoken about this amino acid many times before for different reasons . . .
"But "lysine" plays an important role in helping tissue grow and recover from damage. It promotes calcium, iron, and zinc absorption, assists collagen growth, supports production of enzymes, antibodies and hormones, lowers blood pressure, can treat diabetes. and boosts the immune system.
"Lysine" also has the ability to fight against "herpes simplex" viruses. This is due to the fact that "arginine" is an "essential requirement" for the "replication" of "viruses" and progression of viral infections.
So I guess my next question would be . . . is this a factor in COVID19 also???
Now . . . the problem with "lysine" . . . unlike "arginine" . . . is that its an "essential" amino acid that the body "doesn't" naturally produce. Remember yesterday we discovered that the body produces" all the "arginine" we need for optimal health and weight.
So we "MUST" get "lysine" through the food we eat or in supplement form.
And increasing the body's intake of "lysine" can improve many health conditions.
Okay . . . so what are some of the signs that we may be deficient in "lysine"???
Well . . . that would be . . . fatigue poor concentration, irritability, nausea, red eyes, anorexia, inhibited growth and hair loss.
Okay . . . so why are "arginine" and "lysine" married together as I stated yesterday???
Well . . . while "arginine' is an important aspect of a well-balanced diet . . . it "competes" with the "absorption" of "lysine". Therefore . . . we must keep the body's intake of "arginine" at a lesser ratio than the intake of "lysine" to obtain optimal health and weight loss.
And what about helping with weight loss???
How does "lysine" help???
Well . . . "lysine" reduces the hormone called "cortisol" which is the "Belly Fat Producer". It also helps to produce other hormones, immune cells and enzymes. And as an added benefits . . . "lysine" helps build "collagen" in the skin. And as we know . . . collagen is the structure responsible for the skin's elasticity and firmness.
So now . . . not only does the body have the ability to lose weight naturally with the correct ratio of "lysine" and "arginine" . . . it also will have younger looking skin.
So you can clearly see . . . due to the body "NOT" being able to produce this amino acid called "lysine" itself . . . we "MUST" get our "lysine" from either our food source or in supplement form.
Okay . . . so most of the foods that contain "arginine" . . . also contain "lysine" but the ratio is difference in each food source. For example . . . "Brussels sprouts" are very "high" in "arginine" but not "lysine. And even though this vegetable is very nutritionally sound . . . if you're not consuming enough food with a "high lysine" . . . now "Brussels sprouts" may become an issue for your weight due to elevated "cortisol" or a health issue such as the example of too much "arginine" causing replication and outbreaks of viral infections.
So we must make sure we're consuming enough "lysine" though food or supplement form . . . therefore . . . consuming the correct ratio of "lysine" to "arginine".
And unfortunately . . . whether we eat "healthy" or not . . . most of us "DON'T" have this ratio thing between "arginine" and "lysine" right!
We'll talk more about the foods we need to consume in a few days.
But it you're in need of a compliant "Lysine" supplement to take . . . click here.
But tomorrow we'll continue with some of my other favorite elements to weight loss
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