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Doctor insights on: Lysine Ointment

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What is lysine?

What is lysine?

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(especially legumes) or our friendly flora (bacteria), eggs, meats, soy, cheese and fish. It is metabolized to get acetyl-coa which is essential for production of energy & acetylcholine. It's been pro-ported for immunodeficiency, anxiety, cancer, incr bp.. ...Read more

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Why would require lysine?

Why would   require lysine?

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 to slow down cold sores, and the stuff is promoted to athletes probably without any real benefit. ...Read more

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Can I take more than 2000 mg of lysine a day? Thanks in advance.

Can I take more than 2000 mg of lysine a day? Thanks in advance.

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 take 3000 mg/day show no problems. Massive doses may be unsafe in those with kidney or liver disease but yes, more than 2000 mg/day is safe. See http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21791 ...Read more

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What is L-lysine?

What is L-lysine?

An amino acid : That is essential ,meaning the body must take it in an can't make it from other amino acids. ...Read more

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How many l lysine a day?

How many l lysine a day?

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. Sometimes recommended by some non-scientific sources for herpes, but lysine has no benefit in treating or preventing herpes outbreaks. The dose probably doesn't matter much; take whatever the label says. It would be difficult to take enough to be harmful. ...Read more

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What's the ld50 of lysine?

What's the ld50 of lysine?

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 ld50. ...Read more

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Too much l lysine affects vision?

Too much l lysine affects vision?

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 why you would over-indulge in lysine but any changes in your eyesight are from some other cause. ...Read more

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Can lysine daily help with anxiety?

Can lysine daily help with anxiety?

Lysine: Used for healing & preventing recurrences of cold sores (herpes simplex labialis). There is not enough evidence for using it to improve athletic performance. No evidence that it helps anxiety. ...Read more

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Can taking lysine effect having an erection?

Can taking lysine effect having an erection?

See my remark: At least scientifically there is no connection. If herbal purveyors promote it and it works for you,I've no objection of its use ...Read more