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What Is Lysine & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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3D-model of Lysine (src)

Lysine is one of nine essential amino acids in humans required for growth and tissue repair.

Lysine plays several important roles in humans.

Essential means that the body cannot synthesize it, and therefore must be ingested through our diet.

Lysine For Buildning Muscles

Lysine is an essential amino acid. It's a building block for protein.

Lysine is directly linked to the development of muscle. It’s believed to improve athletic ability and aid in recovery after exercise.

Lysine Is A Stable Acid

Lysine is found in nature and is stable at high temperatures and under both acidic and alkaline conditions. (source )

Foods You Can Find Lysine In

You find Lysine mostly in american indian and alaska native food, dairy and egg, seafood, and legume products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Bearded Seal
  • Beluga Whale Meat
  • Egg White
  • Atlantic Cod
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Whitefish

Foods That Contain Lysine In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

If you are interested in what foods contain the most Lysine we recommend you visit our tool.

Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain Lysine.

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.