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Treating cold sores with Lysine

  1. If you regularly suffer from a herpes outbreak, then you have undoubtedly heard of the so-called â € â € ™ miracle cureâ € ™ â € ™ lysine. Many studies have already been done on this amino acid. Whether this is really effective for treating cold sores or genital herpes, you will find out in this article.

  1. Lysine is a natural essential amino acid that you can only get through your diet. That means your body is NOT able to produce lysine itself.

  1. Arginine is a semi essential amino acid, which means that in exceptional cases it can be considered essential, if your diet consists of too much arginine, it can be the cause of possible herpes outbreaks.

  1. The above-mentioned studies and medical publications in recent years have shown that a diet high in lysine and relatively low in arginine can help prevent herpes outbreaks. Having enough lysine in your system will inhibit a herpes outbreak. In addition, supplements (often higher doses) can work effectively to reduce the intensity and frequency of outbreaks.

  1. That said, it's always better to balance your diet with more lysine on the one hand and less arginine on the other.

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  1. Food high in lysine

  1. Nutrition high in arginine

  1. Finding the right balance between arginine and lysine is important if you regularly suffer from herpes outbreaks. Now it is not the intention that you no longer eat food with arginine as that is impossible and not feasible.

  1. It is best to make sure you always have enough lysine in your system to balance out excess arginine. Lysine inhibits the action of arginine and reduces the influence it has on the development of the herpes virus.

  1. Of course I also recommend that you follow at least a good and balanced diet plan that strengthens your immune system.

  1. Lysine supplements have been shown to help reduce and prevent outbreaks. When you choose a supplement, it is first wise to go for a quality brand. It is best to take a supplement made from pure lysine instead of synthetic.

  1. Synthetic supplements are made in a laboratory in which the amino acids are made artificially. These supplements are often a lot cheaper than a natural organic form.

  1. Read more: synthetic or natural supplements

  1. The exact dosage of lysine varies from person to person. Normally the dose is between 500 mg to 1250 mg per day between meals on an empty stomach. This is the amount needed to affect the herpes virus.

  1. Often the dose is temporarily increased for an existing herpes outbreak (up to 1250 mg) and then lowered again in the maintenance phase (500 mg). Make sure that you do not goes too far with the dosages because of side effects. Of course always consult with a doctor or professional.

  1. Side effects of excessive l-lysine use can include, for example, thinned skin and dry mucous membranes.

  1. Don't forget that a diet with enough lysine can also be enough to keep the herpes virus under control.

  1. Lysine is certainly a powerful ally in the fight against both cold sores and genital herpes. Combining with, for example, vitamin C and zinc are proven methods to combat herpes. In addition, lysine is a relatively safe amino acid without too many side effects and the supplement can be taken in larger quantities for short periods of time with confidence.

  1. The most well-known side effects are dry mouth and nose. In addition, a diet high in lysine and low in arginine can certainly help prevent outbreaks!

  1. Do you have experience with lysine and herpes outbreaks? Then leave a comment below!

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