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Table 1 Lysine requirement and addition calculation for Ghana

From: Effect of lysine supplementation on hypertensive men and women in selected peri-urban community in Ghana

  Unit per capita
Lysinea mg/ day = 2240
Lysinea mg/g = 41.1
Current recommended lysine value mg/g protein = 45.0
Addition 25% Buffer = 56.3
Lysine to be added mg/g = 15.2
Total lysine needed mg/day = 826
Total Lysine to be added mg per day = 908
Total Lysine HCL mg per day = 1135
  1. aSource: [5] FAO/Faostat (2004). Data for 2001. (Adapted from Pellett 2004)