Lysine, an essential amino acid, is one of the building blocks of protein according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, and has the ability to both convert fatty acids into energy and lower cholesterol levels. Lysine can be consumed directly through foods such as meat, cheese, nuts, eggs and beans. You can also find lysine in supplement form.
Consult your physician before attempting to treat any condition with lysine.
Vitamin Shoppe L-Lysine
The Vitamin Shoppe's L-Lysine blend contains 500 mg of lysine with no artificial color or flavoring. For adults over the age of 13, the recommended daily allowance is 12/mg/kg per day, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Patients who suffer from kidney or liver disease, or who are pregnant, should not take lysine without first consulting a doctor.
Priority One Vitamin L-Lysine
Priority One's L-Lysine contains 500 mg of protein in a vegetarian capsule. The listed standard dosage is four capsules daily, or 2000 mg. Higher doses of lysine may be recommended for individuals looking to prevent herpes outbreaks -- to treat symptoms, the recommended dosage increases to 3000 to 9000 mg, according to the University of Maryland. To prevent outbreaks, 1000 mg of lysine can be taken daily.
Vitaline Maximum Multivitamin
This multivitamin, sold by All-Vita Northwest, contains an assortment of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and 200 mg of lysine. Other vitamins and minerals included in the complex include calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin A, C and D, potassium and zinc. Two tablets daily are recommended as a supplement to a healthy diet.
Appeton Multivitamin Lysine Syrup
Appeton's Multivitamin Lysine syrup is marketed to parents that are looking to help their children achieve a healthy weight and height. Each 5 ml dose contains 100 mg of lysine as well as vitamins B, C, A and D. Recommended dosage is 5 ml for ages four and up. Children two to four should consume 2.5 ml of the liquid supplement.