Lysine is a building block for body protein. It’s also important in collagen formation, as well as assisting calcium absorption and hormone and antibody production. Together with copper and Vitamin C, lysine helps form collagen.
Carnitine, an important energy-producing compound, is synthesized from lysine and helps support energy production. L-Lysine is an essential amino acid which means we need to make sure we have enough in our diets because our body does not make lysine on its own.