L-Lysine Orotate is one of Dr. Hans Nieper’s formulas that supports the following systems:
1. Cardiovascular System
2. Immune System
3. Muscular System
4. Skeletal System
Lysine Orotate supplementation is one of the best nutritional options available for individuals with herpes simplex virus infections. The amino acids arginine and lysine both have a role in healing of bone fractures. The action of these amino acids have multiple roles including increasing calcium absorption in the small intestine, increasing collagen synthesis, increasing growth hormone secretion and in activation of the bone forming cells called osteoblasts. Because lysine has an important role in helping the body absorb and conserve calcium an excellent bone support approach is to combine Lysine Orotate 2 to 3 capsules twice a day on an empty stomach with Calcium Orotate, Calcium AEP, Vitamin C and Zinc Aspartate. Lysine Orotate may also increase kidney excretion of uric acid, making it a helpful supplement for individuals with gout.
Lysine Orotate is a good nutritional supplement to use in individuals with elevated cholesterol. Lysine Orotate may be useful in helping reduce lipid deposits in the artery walls, which thus keeping artery walls flexible and lessening susceptibility to high blood pressure. Dr. Mathias Rath first began working with the double Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling in the early 1990’s on nutritional support of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Rath currently recommends high doses of Vitamin C, bioflavonoids and lysine for individuals with cardiovascular disease. Vitamin C products are available that already include a broad spectrum of bioflavonoids. (See Elan C-Complete)
Lysine is a precursor of the derivative amino acid carnitine, however the conversion from lysine into carnitine requires that Vitamin C be present as a biocatalyst. It is evident from the chemistry that combining lysine and Vitamin C can be advantageous.
Lysine is an essential amino acid obtained from the hydrolysis of various proteins.
Orotate is the salt of a crystalline acid called orotic acid which “occurs in milk and is a growth factor for various microorganisms (as Lactobacillus bulgaricus) and a precursor of the pyrimidine bases of nucleotides”.