LYSINE - Watsons Health

LYSINE

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): None

GENERIC NAME(S): LYSINE

 

Description: Lysine is an essential amino acid for normal growth and development. It plays an essential role in the production of carnitine, a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into energy, which helps to lower cholesterol. It reduces the availability of arginine in herpes virus-infected cells resulting in slower viral replication. It also helps in the absorption of calcium.

Possibly Effective for:

  • Cold sores (herpes simplex labialis)

Not available.

Lysine is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth at recommended doses for up to one year, or when applied to the skin short-term. It can cause side effects such as stomach pain and diarrhea.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking lysine if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Kidney disease: If you have a kidney disease, check with your healthcare provider before taking lysine.

Osteoporosis: Using Lysine with calcium supplements might increase calcium absorption.

Intolerance to lysinuric protein: Lysine supplementation might cause diarrhea and stomach cramps in children who are intolerant to lysinuric protein.

Interactions

Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

  • Calcium supplements

Dosing

BY MOUTH:

For cold sores (herpes simplex labialis): 1000 mg daily for 12 months and 1000 mg three times daily for 6 months.

APPLIED TO THE SKIN:

For treating cold sores (herpes simplex labialis): a specific combination of lysine plus zinc oxide and 14 other ingredients (Super Lysine Plus +) applied every 2 hours for 11 days has been used.

 

Brands

(No Available Brands)

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