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the effects of long term use of lysine

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
No, why taking it?: I'm not aware of slow-release lysine; even if it exists there is no evidence it would be safer. Again, there's only 1 report of kidney problems in a w ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Having herpes: It varies, of course. But days rather than weeks since you are on good meds.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
High doses, maybe: Deficiency symptoms might include stomach cramps, diarrhea, hair loss weight loss, poor concentration, reproductive problems, kidney stones. It can in ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Lysine for herpes: It's possible lysine supplements may have some effect on reducing herpes outbreaks, although the FDA has nothing to say about that. The thought is lys ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Yes, but it's not: necessarily effective. l-lysine may decrease the number & duration of HSV I (cold) sore outbreaks, but not necessarily HSV II (genital herpes). ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Why lysine?: Good sources of lysine are high-protein foods such as eggs, red meat, lamb, pork, and poultry, soy, beans and peas, cheese and fish such as cod and sa ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
As far as I am: aware...NOT GOOD ...NOT BAD.. There is specific antiviral therapy for HSV 1 and 2 Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Everything we ingest: has side effects. Please see a nutritionist or a natural health doctor who can recommend the proper supplements and doses. Peace and good health.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Supplements: Both of yhese drugs can give you nausea, stomach cramps or pain. In addition you can get diarrhea.In general these drugs arenot recommended because of ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
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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