Term: lysine (lys K)
Literally meaning: “solvent”
Origin: Anc Greek
λύσις/lysis (=loosing) > λύω/leo (to break up, to solve) a dissolution or a riot
Lysine was isolated in 1889 by German dentist Heinrich Drechsel who named it “lysatin” and later (1891) “lysine”
Lysine is a basic essential amino acid very important for proper growth. It plays an important role for calcium absorption, formation of collagen and carnitine (a nutrient responsible for fatty acids conversion into energy). Foods rich in lysine are meat , cheese, nuts, eggs, soybeans and spirulina.