Lysine One of the major amino acids required for the production of elastin and collagen is lysine. Because of this it is also
important for the production of connective tissue.
Lysine is a significant component of hormones and provides a connecting linkage for vitamin
B6 on enzymes which allows vital metabolic reactions to take place. Lysine is also an important constituent of genetic material in the cell.
Lysine has been used in therapeutic doses to help reduce the recurrence of cold sores and other herpes infections.