Lysine and Herpes

I have had herpes for over 6 years. About 6 months ago I started taking 2000 MGs of Lysine a day. 1000 in the morning and 1000 at night. I have not had an outbreak since. I used to have an outbreak every couple of months. Anyone else found that this works? Anyone knows if 2000 MGs a day is safe? I did talk to my doctor and he thought it was OK. Any insight from anyone?



Dear Chris,

Lysine is indeed a great natural treatment option to fight against the herpes virus. Since it is an essential amino acid, recent research has proven that adequate doses can slow down or even retard the growth of the herpes virus. What’s also great is that lysine inhibits viral replication thus reducing the intensity and frequency of herpes and cold sore outbreaks.

Although lysine is relatively safe, taking too much of it can cause some side effects such as nausea, headaches, and abdominal cramps in some people. To avoid overdose, dosage should be in between 6 to 10 grams of lysine per day. Aside from the dosage, you should also take note of your current medical condition.

If from your consultation with your doctor they’ve given you the go signal, then you’re going to be fine with 2000mg. Some people even take up to 3000mg a day. Perhaps, consider starting from the lowest dose and slowly working your way up. Supplements and medications work differently for people as each have their own body’s reaction to the drugs. Best is to listen to your body.

Hope this helps!



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