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Lysine helps reduce severity & frequency of Herpes breakouts.

11th June Clinic Support Team Diet and Nutrition No Comments

Starve the virus of its food source…

Lysine is an essential amino acid (essential meaning the only way to obtain it is from our diet) that restricts the Herpes virus from becoming “active” and also from replicating.

Lysine (also known as L-Lysine) does this by gently lowering the levels of Arginine – another amino acid that is required by the Herpes virus to function. With low levels of Arginine in the body, the Herpes virus finds it more difficult to become active and cause symptoms.

The Lysine amino acid helps to reduce viral activity.

Benefits of the lysine:

  • Help Reduce Viral Activity
  • Help Reduce the Severity of Breakouts
  • Faster Recovery
  • Skin Health Support
  • Strengthen Immunity

Effective Dose and Concentration Matters

Most Effective Dose for Long-Term Use

In clinical study, when Lysine hydrochloride (the form it is metabolized best from) is taken in concentrations of less than 1250mg (2 x 625mg tablets) it has a limited effect on the Herpes and cold sore virus – and when taken at a daily dose higher than 3000mg it is shown to be potentially unsafe.

It is important to find the happy medium, which is why the L-Lysine in Combined Lysine Formula is at a specific dose of 625mg of naturally occurring Lysine hydrochloride per tablet (equiv. 500mg of elemental Lysine). This concentration is like this for a very special reason.

Two 625 mg tablets is equal to the daily recommended dose of Lysine that is shown to retard Herpes in clinical trials. This is the amount you should be taking daily to help prevent outbreaks – it’s important not to take too much more than this if you are taking it everyday or for a long period of time.

We recommend increasing the dose only when you have active symptoms, like itching, tingling and pain. There is really no benefit in taking more than this on a daily basis and doing so over an extended period of time could potentially affect your body and your balance of amino acids.

By having exactly 625 mg of L-Lysine in each tablet, you don’t have to halve your tablets or run the risk of overdosing, even at times when you need to increase the dose. During active symptoms you can do this safely without reaching unsafe levels. Get the right dose to work while also being gentle to and respectful of your body’s chemistry. This is more gentle on the body and its delicate chemistry. As a result it is likely to give you greater and more sustainable benefits in the long-run.

Intensify results by combining synergistic nutrients:

Citrus Bioflavonoids

Combined Lysine Formula contains 3 different types of naturally occurring Bioflavonoids (Quercetin, Rutin & Hesperidin) to ensure that you have the most effective formula available to help stop outbreaks in their tracks!

An article in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (82;60:104) stated: “the Quercetin Bioflavonoid (like in the Combined Lysine Formula) inhibits the infectivity of the Herpes virus”.

  • Bioflavonoids help stop the spread of the Herpes virus to other healthy tissues and cells – helping to speed healing and stop outbreaks.
  • Bioflavonoids also help the body to absorb and use vitamin C more effectively – one of the most well known lysine on the planet for fighting skin infections and supporting healing of the skin. Clinical studies have found that combining Bioflavonoids with vitamin C (also contained in the Combined Lysine Formula) can help stop the formation and bursting of Herpes blisters. This means that you can fight an outbreak before it even begins with Combined Lysine Formula!
  • Bioflavonoids enhance the body’s absorption of vitamin C and help to improve and prolong its effect. For this reason, vitamin C and Boflavonoids work well when taken together for long lasting and effective results against HSV outbreaks.
  • Bioflavonoids offer strong resistance against viral skin infections, are a natural antioxidant (they help the skin become healthy and STAY healthy) and are a powerful immune booster and inhibitor against Herpes

Chelated Zinc

Clinical studies show that taking a zinc supplement may help reduce the number of Herpes outbreaks that a person has and they are likely to be less intense and heal quicker. This is due to zinc’s ability to “enhance cell mediated immunity”.

Zinc improves the body’s response rate to viral infections like Herpes, enhances your health, which helps to prevent outbreaks and boosts immunity of the skin’s tissues. This is an awesome natural weapon in combating the symptoms of the Herpes virus! The zinc in Combined Lysine Formula is Chelated.

Chelating is a special process that bonds the essential zinc mineral to the amino acid glycine, making the mineral a more easily absorbed form for the body to process. Chelated zinc is preferred by some health care practitioners because it allows for the zinc ion to be better absorbed and more quickly released into the bloodstream. Therefore chelated zinc has the potential to give faster acting results.

Vitamin C

Did you know that having not enough vitamin C has been linked to slower healing of the skin and an increased chance of infections?

Vitamin C helps the skin repair much quicker and makes it stronger and more resistant to sores, blisters and other symptoms. It is also important in the synthesis of collagen for connective tissue in the skin, so it can help the skin get back to normal quicker.

It’s interesting that vitamin C also works along-side Lysine to heal wounds and help the skin close over and regenerate. It boosts immunity against cold sores and Herpes and when taken in a supplement, an outbreak is less likely to develop. The results of vitamin C are enhanced and become more effective when combined with bioflavonoids. They also work together to prevent scar tissue.

Dietary changes to increase Lysine:

A balanced diet works best. You can improve every cell in your body by having a good diet, including improving how fast you heal from infection and how effectively your body combats viruses, like Herpes.

Eating foods that are rich in Arginine can cause outbreaks for some people. This includes foods like chocolate, nuts, oats and coffee, which can stimulate Arginine production.

Some foods that contain high amounts of Arginine are also very good for us (like coconut), or they maybe really enjoyable for us to eat and are a part of our daily lives. Combined Lysine Formula allows us to eat these Arginine rich foods in moderation without having to worry that they are aggravating the Herpes infection. Combined Lysine Formula helps to enhance the diet with the right balance of nutrients, which clinical studies have shown help the body fight against Herpes simplex. Many foods are high in lysine and are helpful in controlling viral activity.

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Our team of staff at the Mareeba Natural Health Clinic have over 30 years of combined experience in treating and managing Herpes simplex viral conditions. Our belief is that managing herpes can be made simple and easy for most people through a healthy diet, emotional healing and clinically supported natural therapies.

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