L-Lysine at 150-3,000 mg per day provides an essential amino acid for the maintenance of good health and helps in the formation of collagen, and at 1,000-3,000 mg per day, helps reduce the recurrence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection (e.g. cold sores) (3).
A study examined the efficacy of long-term prophylactic lysine supplementation. Twenty-six volunteers with a history of frequently recurring herpetic lesions completed a 12-month double-blind crossovers study. Participants were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. Each was given a 6-month supply of tablet containing either 500 mg L-Lysine mono hydrochloride or placebo 2 times a day. In most instances, members of the lysine group reported significantly fewer lesions than the control group. Similarly, those who were taken off lysine supplementation generally showed a significant increase in lesion frequency. Quantitative hematologic measurements revealed the most clinically useful relationship. Data from this sample population indicated that when a person's serum lysine concentration exceeded 165 nmol/ml there was a corresponding significant decrease in recurrence rate. Conversely, the frequency rate increased significantly as concentration levels fell below 165 nmol/ml. These results suggest that prophylactic lysine may be useful in managing selected cases of recurrent herpes simplex labialis if serum lysine levels can be maintained at adequate concentrations (4).
L-Lysine in capsules
- Helps to reduce the recurrence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection (e.g. cold sores). An essential amino acid for the maintenance of good health and to assist collagen formation (1)
L-Lysine (L-lysine hydrochloride): 1350 mg
Take three capsules daily, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Consult your healthcare practitioner for use beyond six months.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use.
Hypromellose, cellulose, silica
Safety-sealed for your protection and for product freshness. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken. Store in a cool, dry place.