How Arginine interacts with lysine

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Arginine may antagonize lysine because they share a common cellular transport pathway. Therefore, excess lysine can lower arginine levels, which could cause a deficiency. Supplementation with the affected nutrient may be necessary. (1)


  1. View Abstract: Hurson M, et al. Metabolic Effects of Arginine in a Healthy Elderly Population. J Parenter Enteral Nutr. May1995;19(3):227-30.