A 44-year-old female asked:
I've read that lysine and monolaurin work well as a treatment for hsv-2. Any truth to this?
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Dr. Randy Baker answered
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes, both effective: Several studies show that lysine is effective in preventing herpes outbreaks- i advise 1000-1500 mg/day; it also helps to minimize foods high in arginine (peanuts, almonds, pork, chocolate). See http://www.Thorne.Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/11/2/93.Pdf monolaurin is also safe and often effective- see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00372/herpes-treatment.Html for details.
Answered on May 15, 2019
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