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How L-Lysine Indonesia Acts in Chemical Industry

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L-Lysine Indonesia uses for animals include farm animal food supplementation, therapeutic protocols and topical applications. Lysine can fight viruses and is used to combat herpes. It’s also the most important amino acid for monogastric species, including pigs, dogs, cats and chickens. Therefore, it’s sometimes used to enhance farm animal feed

Lysine ?

Lysine (Lys, K) is one of the essential amino acids. An essential amino acid or indispensable amino acid is an amino acid that cannot be synthesized by humans and animals. Therefore they  have to be supplied via the feed. Lysine plays a role in growth, as well as the production of carnitine, which turns fats into energy and helps lower cholesterol. It also assists in calcium absorption and collagen production. Collagen is responsible for keeping skin, bones, cartilage and tissues healthy. Diets with adequate protein should supply enough; however, animals with insufficient diets, certain injuries or diseases may benefit from lysine supplementation.

Use in Farm Animal Feed

Industries began adding lysine to farm animal feed in the late 1980s. Rising costs, increased demands for meats and changing feeding protocols have resulted in more supplemental lysine usage in farm animal feed. Adding lysine to their feed allows farmers to use lower-cost feed like corn, and still maintain desired growth rates and subsequent protein levels within their livestock. This is due to lysine’s ability to help convert these foods into useful proteins within the body.

Therapeutic Uses

Lysine also has some therapeutic uses. It can prevent herpesvirus from growing, and can reduce the severity, healing time and recurrence of the virus. Animal forms of herpes include rhinopneumonitis, rhinotracheitis virus and feline herpesvirus type 1, a common cause of respiratory infections in cats. In dogs it’s called canine herpesvirus, which may not cause symptoms in affected adult dogs, but is a leading cause of death in newborn puppies.

Other Benefits:

  • Cholesterol Management.In the liver, l-lysine converts to carnitine which helps body burn fat. Because of this fat-burning ability, studies have shown that lysine in the diet may result in decreased levels of LDL (or bad) cholesterol.
  • Bone Health.Everyone knows that calcium is critical for strong bones. L-lysine helps the body to absorb the calcium and decreases the excretion of calcium. Some studies also show that l-lysine may increase the activity of bone and collagen building cells. Decreasing the loss of calcium and increasing bone-building activity may slow the bone loss that happens with age.
  • Herpes Prevention.L-lysine may act as an antiviral by blocking the production of the Herpes Simplex Virus. Studies suggest that following a diet rich in lysine (or taking a lysine supplement), while not curing the virus, may prevent outbreaks of genital herpes and cold sores associated with the herpes virus. L-lysine may also help herpes sores heal faster.
  • Proper Body Growth.L-lysine is one of the primary components of proteins. Therefore, it is critical for proper body growth particularly in children. Because it helps body absorbing calcium, l-lysine is also critical for growing bones and other tissues. Low levels of lysine may lead to failure to grow due to a protein deficiency.
  • Anxiety and Stress Reduction.In 2004, the National Academy of Sciences reported that lysine supplements can reduce stress and anxiety in a population that consumed very low levels of l-lysine rich foods.
  • Shingle Relief.Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox in children. With shingles, the adult will experience a painful rash usually located on one side of the body along one of the major spinal nerves. While not a cure for shingles, l-lysine may help decrease the duration or intensity of the disease.
  • Pain Relief:Studies are being conducted to determine if l-lysine acts as an anti-inflammatory. If it does, pain relief will be gotten from an adequate intake of this amino acid.
  • Heart Health.Finally, l-lysine may be effective in decreasing some of the symptoms associated with angina. While the mechanism of action is not known, lysine in conjunction with vitamin C seems to have some effect.

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