Collagen is an essential compound responsible for building cartilage, bones, and connective tissue. Lysine helps in the formation of cartilage and collagen, while also preventing the breakdown and excretion of collagen during digestion. Calcium and collagen function in conjunction with each other to prevent bone loss. In a diet low in lysine, the formation of calcium and collagen slows. This is one reason why many people with lysine deficiencies have fragile bones.
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