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Lysine overdose symptoms

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Essential amino acid: Lysine is an esential Amino Acid (a building block for proteins) that is not synthesized in animals. We get it from aspartic acid from plants(especia... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Can't make it: Everybody needs some lysine in their diet as an essential amino acid; especially, vegetarians need to take note. Lysine as a dietary supplement seems ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Lysine is an essential amino acid with many benefits. Foods like beef, chicken, tuna and salmon contain 2000-4000 mg per serving. Studies where people... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No effect: Lysine is a non-essential Amino Acid and the body can handle it well. The eye takes in what it needs and leaves the rest in the blood stream. No sure... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Anker
Family Medicine 5 years experience
Yes: Lysine is an essential amino acid usually found in a normal diet. As a doctor, I am not aware of any recommendations to breast feeding woman that they... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Herpes: Lysine appears to interfere with herpes virus metabolism of arginine, so its use in infections is to reduce herpes flares (both cold sores as well as ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
An amino acid : That is essential ,meaning the body must take it in an can't make it from other amino acids.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
L (levo) lysine...: ...is a natural amino acid, present in greater or lesser amounts in all proteins. Sold as a health supplement, but there are no proved benefits. Somet... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Unmeasurable: Lysine is an essential Amino Acid that many people take in generous amounts to control fever blisters. It probably cannot kill you, so there is no ld5... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lysine: Used for healing & preventing recurrences of cold sores (herpes simplex labialis). There is not enough evidence for using it to improve athletic perfo... Read More

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