Supplements For Tissue Maintenance And Repair

Discussion in 'Health Nutrition and Supplements' started by justinkemp, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. justinkemp

    justinkemp New Member

    Jan 9, 2008
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    Lysine is one of numerous amino acids that the body needs for growth and tissue repair. It is classified as one of the nine "essential" amino acids because you need to get it from outside sources such as foods or supplements in other words the body can't make it on its own. It is necessary for growth, development, tissue maintenance and repair. With its 4-aminobutyl side-chain, it is classified as a basic amino acid, along with arginine and histidine. It is an essential amino acid, and the human nutritional requirement is 1–1.5 g daily. A deficiency in lysine can result in a deficiency in niacin (which is a B Vitamin). This can cause the disease pellagra. It can also be used as a nutritional supplement to help against herpes. Lysine-rich foods for lowering cholesterol, improving athletic performance, and enhancing recovery after surgery. The most promising application of lysine is its use in managing and preventing painful and unsightly herpes sores caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).


  2. marywright

    marywright New Member

    Jan 28, 2008
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    Resveratrol Supplements can help with cellular repair and efficient metabolism.
    According to Wikipedia, Consumer Lab, an independent dietary
    supplement and over the counter products evaluation organization,
    published a report on 13 November 2007 on the popular resveratrol
    supplements. The organization reported that there exists a wide range
    in quality, dose, and price among the 13 resveratrol products
    evaluated. The actual amount of resveratrol contained in the
    different brands range from 2.2mg for Revatrol, which claimed to have
    400mg of "Red Wine Grape Complex", to 500mg for Transmax,
    which is consistent with the amount claimed on the product's label.
    Prices per 100mg of resveratrol ranged from less than $.30 for
    products made by, jarrow, and country life, to a high of
    $45.27 for the Revatrol brand. None of the products tested were found
    to have significant levels of heavy metals or other contaminants.