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Benefits of L-lysine IV

Benefits of L-lysine IV

L-lysine is one of nine essential amino acids that serves as a primary building block that is required for tissue growth and repairing in the human body. Because we are unable to produce lysine, it must be obtained through diet or supplements. Lysine can be found in a well-rounded, protein-rich diet which includes eggs, soy, beans, peas, and various meats such as red meat, lamb, pork, and poultry. Additionally, cheese, specifically Parmesan, as well as fish like cod and sardines can be adequate sources of lysine.

Lysine IV Therapy is used to support the body a numerous ways such as:

  • Aid in management of diabetes symptoms
  • Helps reduce stress and cortisol levels
  • Increase athletic performance and help with muscle growth
  • Enhance wound healing
  • Improves absorption of calcium
  • Prevention of herpes outbreaks and flares
  • May lessen high blood pressure

Athletic Performance

By getting lysine in an IV, it can enhance the absorption and effectiveness in the body, making it a beneficial treatment for various health concerns. By adding the amino acid to your IV, it can help to support athletic performance due to increasing circulating growth hormone levels and potentially assisting in the growth of muscle while training.  

Herpes & Cold Sores

There is evidence to suggest that lysine may possibly prevent the replication of the herpes virus (cold sores) and that can help to decrease the rate and severity of herpes outbreaks. Also, lysine has been studied for its potential benefits in managing symptoms of diabetes and reducing stress. .

Bone Health

Lysine assists in absorbing calcium in the body which is specifically helpful in treating osteoporosis, a condition where bones become weak and brittle because of a diminished bone density. It is believed to protect bones and aids in controlling where calcium is transported in the body. In addition, lysine plays a vital role in the formation of collagen which is a protein that is essential for healthy skin, tendons, bones, and other connective tissues.

Anxiety & Stress

Lysine can be helpful for lowering anxiety and stress. In studies, supplemental lysine has been shown in studies to possibly decrease cortisol levels and reported anxiety scores. Some early research suggests that it may even improve symptoms in people with schizophrenia in combination with their prescription medication.

High Blood Pressure

In studies, it has been shown that lysine may be supportive for lowering blood pressure. Because it is a precursor of carnitine, it helps in converting fatty acids into energy and lowering cholesterol levels for the improvement of overall heart health.

Precautions and Side Effects

L-lysine is contraindicated in people with kidney or hepatic liver disease and should also be avoided by those with too much lysine in the blood or urine. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid taking supplemental lysine until there is further research done regarding its safety for infants and children. We recommend not to start or stop taking lysine without talking with a healthcare provider.

Some rare side effects can include diarrhea, abdominal pain, chronic kidney failure, inflammation of the kidney and an increased absorption of calcium.

At Be Whole Wellness Center, we are dedicated to helping you reach your health goals by benefiting from Lysine. You can request an appointment on our website, email at, call us at 940-783-5761 to book an appointment. You can also save money with our IV membership by becoming a Be Whole VIP member!