L-Lysine is an amino acid that is a building block for all protein in the body. It plays a major role in calcium absorption; building muscles and ligaments; and the production of hormones, enzymes, and antibodies. It is an essential amino acid, which means that your body cannot make it, so you have to get it from your food.
L-Lysine plentiful in all pulses (legumes). Other foods that contain significant amounts of lysine include: red meat, eggs, watercress, carob, caraway seeds, cumin, coriander seed, spinach, amaranth, quinoa and buckwheat.
Comment posted by LeighAnn of Falls Church, VA, USA on 9 November 2012 at 8:22 811
L-Lysine was the only thing that helped my chronic hives, pressure urticaria and dermographism. No clue why. Drug cocktails from numerous doctors did nothing. If I don't take it for a week, they come back. I do 3,000 mg a day during an outbreak. Will switch to 1000 mg a day to maintain indefinitely. Good luck!
Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 19 July 2010 at 13:37 328
Some people get relief from hives with L-Lysine. Take a 1000mg tablet in the morning, and in the evening.