Why should you consider using lysine for herpes?
One of the things about herpes that could frustrate anyone is that it is not very easy to treat.
Some people take the pharmaceutical drug route while others opt for the more natural approach to remedy.
Each person reacts differently to medication, and a person infected with herpes could search high and low for years for that treatment that suits him best.
You must have felt very upset when you found out that your old medication did not even lessen the symptoms.
Lysine for herpes is one of the treatment alternatives available today. Since it is an amino acid, it's all natural. So it may be worth checking out...
There have been so many research studies on the treatment of herpes. While some experts are working on faster diagnosis, others are trying to come up with new drugs that they hope to be the final herpes medication.
One interesting thing is that we can treat herpes naturally. You read it right. We can overcome genital herpes the NATURAL WAY! Wondering what that is?
It’s L-Lysine, or simply lysine.
Lysine is an amino acid that is naturally found in the food we eat. By taking in adequate doses, either from diet or supplements, this amino acid has been proven to slow down or even retard the growth of the herpes virus. That’s not all! Lysine for herpes also inhibits viral replication which means it prevents the virus from multiplying rapidly thus reducing the intensity and the frequency of herpes and cold sore outbreaks.
(Examples of lysine-rich food)
You can either get lysine for herpes in your diet or through supplements.
For food, you may drink milk, eat cheese, chicken, vegetables and fish.
However, food may not really supply you the adequate amount of lysine for your herpes treatment, which is why we also need to take the supplements.
Well, not really. However, even though L-lysine is relatively safe, taking too much of it (more than 10 grams) may cause you headaches, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and nausea.
Aside from the dosage, you should also take note of your current medical condition. Are you pregnant? Are you currently taking other drugs, particularly antibiotics? If you do, TAKE NOTE of these:
To avoid overdose, dosage should be in between 6 to 10 grams of lysine per day.
Make sure that before you take the supplement, you have an empty stomach. This is to prevent the absorption of other amino acids into your system.
Lastly, CONSULT with your doctor. Remember, they are the experts.
Page last updated: November 23, 2013