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Lysine supplementation increases the absorption of calcium and may reduce its excretion.1 As a result, some researchers believe that lysine may eventually be shown to have a role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.2
Lysine works with other essential amino acids to maintain growth, lean body mass, and the body’s store of nitrogen.
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