Lysine is one of numerous amino acids that the body needs for growth and tissue repair. It is classified as one of the nine "essential" amino acids because you need to get it from outside sources such as foods or supplements--in other words the body can't make it on its own. Many foods supply lysine, but the richest sources by far include red meats, fish, and dairy products (milk, eggs, cheese). Vegetables, on the other hand, are generally a poor source of lysine, with the exception of legumes (beans, peas, lentils). L-Lysine has shown to be an excellent preventative and relief for cold sores (herpes). Research over the past several decades suggests that lysine may be helpful in controlling herpes simplex-related infections and can play an important role in staving off and reducing the severity of herpes-related cold sores.
Lysine aids in the production of antibodies, hormones, and enzymes; and to help in collagen formation and in the repair of tissue. Because it helps to build muscle protein, Lysine is especially important for those recovering from surgery and sports injuries. It may also be important to bone health because it appears to help the body absorb and conserve calcium.
Benefits of Lysine:
• Prevents and relieves cold sores
• Speeds healing of shingles lesions
• Speeds up the recovery process from surgery and sports injuries
• Aids in collagen formation
Each Capsule Contains:
(Lysine HCl from corn)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, gelatin, purified water, silicon dioxide.
Adults: Take 2 capsules 3 times daily with water. Take 1 capsule 2 times daily thereafter for prevention. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 6 months.