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Doctor insights on: Lysine Overdose Symptoms

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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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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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What's the role of lysine in preventing infections?

What's the role of lysine in preventing infections?

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 genital herpes). ...Read more

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Using lysine while breastfeeding? Yes, No? Why not?

Using lysine while breastfeeding? Yes, No? Why not?

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 require extra lysine, in fact, I have never prescribed it. You should just get it from a proper well balanced diet and then it will pass through the breast milk so that your baby can have some too. ...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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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

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What is more effective at treating herpes lysine or monolaurin?

What is more effective at treating herpes lysine or monolaurin?

Combination.: Studies on lysine 1g tid for hsv rx with dietary restriction of nuts, chocolate and gelatin, (rich in arginine, competing with lysine for intestinal absorption) showed at 6 month 74% effectiveness. Monolaurin is antiviral and can be taken 2g
tid, while eating more foods rich in lysine (yogurt, fish, potatoes) and use coconut oil (monolaurin).
Address nervous system, immunity, hsv, detoxification. ...Read more

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Hi, I take mirtazipine 30 mg one at night. Is it ok to take feminax with lysine in it during the day?

Hi, I take mirtazipine 30 mg one at night. Is it ok to take feminax with lysine in it during the day?

Yes: You can go here and enter your medications or their ingredients and it will check for interactions:
http://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Php

if feminax is just ibuprofen and lysine then its fine to take together. If you have complications or problems you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of l-lysine?

Are there any side effects of l-lysine?

High doses, maybe: Deficiency symptoms might include stomach cramps, diarrhea, hair loss weight loss, poor concentration, reproductive problems, kidney stones. It can interact with a number of antibiotics to lethal effect. It could cause severe allergic reactions, (swelling of lips and tongue, or throat closure, difficulty breathing) old people need it more than young. Athletes use it. ...Read more

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What antibiotics are dangerous when taking lysine?

What antibiotics are dangerous when taking lysine?

All of them because:: I was going to say none of them because lysine does not make any antibiotic more dangerous, but the truth is that all antibiotics are dangerous to some degree- they can all cause allergic reactions ; by killing our friendly flora can disrupt our body's ecology. There are of course times when the benefits outweigh the risks, but since all antibiotics are dangerous they should be used with caution. ...Read more

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Do l-lysine works for herpes?

Do l-lysine works for herpes?

It does not: Tissue culture studies show that the yield of herpes simplex is lower with more lysine but only lower, not inhibited from growing. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed azothromycin for an infection, should I stop taking lysine supplements?

I was just prescribed azothromycin for an infection, should I stop taking lysine supplements?

Below: There are no studies to show there is or is not interaction between azithromycin and lysine supplements.
If would be best to just stop the supplement while taking the azithromycin ...Read more

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Does valacyclovir work well with lysine?

Does valacyclovir work well with lysine?

Lysine doesn't work: Lysine has no effect on herpes -- don't believe everything you read on line! Valacyclovir is highly effective, but I suggest you not waste good money on magical treatments that have no chance of success. ...Read more

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Can I use aciclovir and l-lysine together.

Can I use aciclovir and l-lysine together.

Yes: Both Acyclovir (it's cousin valcylovir or valtrex) and the Amino Acid l-lysine are all common treatments for cold sores and should be safe to use together. Follow the directions of your doctor or the bottle's label. ...Read more

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How much l-lysine should I take to lose weight?

How much l-lysine should I take to lose weight?

L-lysine lose weight: L-lysine, an Amino Acid helps convert fatty acids to energy, Evidence isn’t strong enough to show that it is a powerful fat burner to help lose weight.
To Lose weight
Understand your hunger cues
Control the impulse to eat when you are not hungry Do not just eat, eat slow, converse with family and friends.
Exercise daily
Manage your stress
It is not WHAT you eat
IT IS WHAT is eating you! ...Read more

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What dosage of l-lysine should you give to a child 9 yrs old?

What dosage of l-lysine should you give to a child 9 yrs old?

Supplement: Of this essential amino acid is required if diet is inadequate
giving milk cheese an green sprouts are very rich in this amino acid
if you are vegan, the dose for your 9 yr old is 40-60mg/kg /day ...Read more

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Is it recommended to take lysine and Valtrex (valacyclovir) together?

You can: You can do that if you want. Lysine is not usually prescribed by doctors since taking an oral supplement has no proven benefits. Its use in preventing herpes outbreaks is highly debatable. ...Read more

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I pain the left side of palate @takin 2.800mg parocetomal a wk@10260mg of ibrufen lysine a wk been told have 2 live with it no nerve tab works, help?

I pain the left side of palate @takin 2.800mg parocetomal a wk@10260mg of ibrufen lysine a wk been told have 2 live with it no nerve tab works, help?

Diagnosis?: What was the diagnosis and by whom? Oral surgeon, primary care physician? Neurologist? Ent specialist, etc. Without being able to see you, know the diagnosis, see x-rays, know who you've seen and what their findings were, etc. We have very little information to go on and can't offer any advice other than perhaps to seek another opinion. ...Read more

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I'm taking 50mg of dhea ever other day to improve erection quality, i'd like to start taking lysine. Will lysine interfere with the conversion of dhea?

Don't take either: Dhea is also converted to estrogen. Do you think that will help your erection? Why are you taking that junk? Eat better and exercise and stop poisoning your body. ...Read more