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Total Human OptimizationVitamin C & L-Lysine
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A Staple Supplement
Vitamin C is one of the first vitamins people think of when interested in the topic, and for good reason. A staple antioxidant, Vitamin C is very valuable for helping the body to neutralize free radicals that contribute to oxidative stress. Lysine is similarly prized for its ability to help the body balance excess arginine. Too much arginine can negatively impact your body's immune reaction. While these supplements are available from food in a healthy diet, they are well supported in higher quantities and can help play a part in sustained, optimum health.*
Vitamin C has a well-known role in supporting the body's optimal immune function . Though Vitamin C performs many roles in the human body, its function as an anti-oxidant and immuno-supporting compound underlies its action against immune challenges. Vitamin C can help the body neutralize free radicals and support a healthy inflammation response .* In addition, Vitamin C helps support the body's immune system response [3-5].*
Lysine is an essential amino acid that supports calcium absorption, collagen synthesis, and may help support a healthy immune system.*
Adequate amounts of Vitamin C and lysine can be obtained through healthy diet. However, elevated doses of these compounds are well tolerated and may be beneficial.* Increasing the availability of Vitamin C and lysine is a simple strategy that may help promote a strong immune system.*
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