Lysine Powder

Uses for Lysine Powder

Cold Sores, Herpes & Shingles
L-lysine has been studied for its beneficial effects in the treatment of mouth and genital lesions caused by herpes simplex virus as well as shingles caused by herpes zoster.  It is reported that lysine can both reduce the recovery time of a herpes outbreak and reduce likelihood of recurrent outbreaks.

Osteoporosis and Lysine
By improving calcium absorption from the gut and reducing its elimination in the urine, lysine has earned its place in the supplement list for osteoporosis and other bone related conditions. Lysine is involved in the production of antibodies to promote a healthy immune system which could be why it is so effective at fighting the herpes virus.

Lysine also assists in the absorption and conservation of calcium in the collagen of the bones, and connective tissues including skin, tendons, and cartilage.

Without adequate levels of lysine, the following symptoms may occur:
Kidney stones, fatigue, nausea, slow growth, anemia, dizziness, loss of appetite, agitation, bloodshot eyes and reproductive disorders.

L-Lysine or Lysine is one of the essential amino acids.  This means it is essential to the body, but the body cannot make it.  All amino acids are building blocks of proteins, which themselves are the building blocks of just about everything biological.

Dosage (Lysine Powder):

Adults age 13 and over:
Recommendations are 12 mg.

For adults with herpes viral infections:
During an outbreak 3000 – 9000 mg per day in divided doses. To prevent recurrences  500 – 1500 mg per day in divided dosages.

Advice (Lysine Powder):
Doses of more than 10 grams each day may cause stomach cramps or diarrhea. At doses over 10g per day, Lysine may increase the toxicity of certain antibiotics.