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Is Free Form L-Lysine better than standard L-Lysine?

Discussion in 'Your Living Room' started by NateTrib, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:37 AM.

  1. NateTrib

    NateTrib New Member

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    I've noticed some supplement companies offer Free Form L-Lysine. Is that better than the standard L-Lysine or unimportant?
     
  2. John of Ohio

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    "Free-form" appears to be a marketing gimmick. In chemistry, "free-form" generally means that the molecule is un-connected to any other. A pure molecule.

    Big deal? Nope. That's what all of the lysine products are, offered by any of the reputable supplement vendors (Vitacost, Swanson's, etc.).

    Pure lysine, (L-lysine) substitutes for arginine when herpes viruses replicate. The lysine, then, stops or dramatically slows the herpes replication process.

    Of course, don't take the lysine with food. It gets mixed with other amino acids in the food and the body then uses the lysine to make its own protein. Take the lysine at least 20 before a meal, or 2 hrs after.
     
  3. NateTrib

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    Thanks John of Ohio, The Man, The Myth, The Legend, good to know!
     

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