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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
What is the side effects of l- arginine and l-lysine? Can I take it as supplement for bodybuilding? I had wilms tumor when I was kid
Go ahead: Don't expect any obvious benefit, in spite of all the salesmanship. I'm very glad you survived the Wilms tumor and are taking good care of yourself now. ...Read more
Is it reasonable to take L-lysine capsules daily (about 1500mg) to prevent latent herpese viruses? Any side-effects should I be aware of?
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). l-lysine can increase the amount of calcium your body absorbs. While food (like dairy) isn't a problem, a healthy young guy like you shouldn't take calcium supplements at the same time. This includes calcium-containing antacids. ...Read more
If I toke l-arginine and l-lysine as HGH booster! Is there any effect on my sexual organs and cancer cells or any side effect?
No: I think you are the same person who had a kidney cancer when you were 2 years old, and I believe that it was wilms tumor. These supplemental Amino Acids when taken in moderation would not give any effects on your sexual function or induce recurrences of wilms tumor. But I don't believe there are reasons you need to take these supplements. They will not increase your"macho" power. ...Read more
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
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.
Manage your stress
It is not WHAT you eat
IT IS WHAT is eating you! ...Read more
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
Wise to ask to be sure.
L-Lysine is a very benign substance, an amino acid that we get in our diet every day. It's not known to interact with pharmaceuticals except one type- aminoglycoside antibiotics like gentamycin.
But it's perfectly safe to take Lysine with Amoxicillin.
It's also wise to take probiotics, esp. Sacchromyces boulardii.
See https://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/lysine ...Read more
Sage Suggestion: It sounds like you already know the answer. If you do not have a deficiency of L Lysine there is no reason to take it. Lysine is an amino acid used to treat cold sores. There are other OTC and prescription meds that can treat Herpes Simplex viruses better. Lysine has not been approved by the FDA for HSV suppression. Go on line to read about natural sources of Lysine from food. ...Read more
Check with provider: Often the surgeon recommendation is to stop supplements before a surgery in order to reduce any adverse events. Sometimes there is a worry about drug to supplement interactions. If you feel you need these during surgery then ask you provider for the specific reason not to take them and you might work out a solution ...Read more
Probably- moderation: As is usually the case, no research has been done so no one knows for sure. However, lysine occurs naturally in many foods so every woman who has ever been pregnant has consumed lysine in their diet. Thus, it is certainly safe in moderation. The only possible concern is high doses may lower levels of arginine, another amino acid. Doses up to 1500 mg/day are probably safe. ...Read more
No good research.: Moderate use is likely alright.Get a more detailed answer ›
1000-3000 mg/day: There have been only a few studies on this. They do show that l-lysine is highly effective for preventing cold sores. Some studies used doses of 1000 mg 3x/day while others used as little as 1000 mg/day. I usually advise 1500 mg/day. If you still get cold sores try raising the dose- lysine is quite safe. ...Read more
Lysine: Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
Do L-Arginine, L-Ornithine and L-Lysine tablets stunt height growth in adolescents? Are they just as effective if they are stacked? Thanks
At age 18 your growth starts to slow down.
More importantly, why is an 18 year old guy taking three medicines?
Please let me know. ...Read more
Lysine: Lysine is an essential amino acid, and is rarely prescribed but may be in case of lysine deficiency. Ask your physician if he has ever had you on a lysine supplement. As to "lumps" in your mouth, see your dentist or physician for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Here's a great reference:
Category C: That Amino Acid is category c meaning it should only be taken if the benefits outweigh the risks. The only potential use I can think as to why you might want to take this is for herpes prevention. I would use safe, approved herpes medications like Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Acyclovir before using unproven herbal remedies in the early first trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes: Lysine is considered a category c medication, meaning some animal studies may suggest problems in fetal growth but no human studies to date have done so. This classification applies to those using it as a dietary supplement. As with any supplement your OB should be made aware of ant preparation you take. ...Read more
Yes, but not by much: Human growth hormone can be stimulated by a number of ways, but the stimulation will not significantly increase the daily 24hr amount in any given person. Put another way, one may produce a spirt of hgh by taking l-arginine but the additional amount is just a drop in the bucket when compared to the 24hr amount of hgh that the body make. The best way to increase hgh levels is by DX and rx. ...Read more
Do L-Arginine, L-Ornithine and L-Lysine tablets stunt growth in a 15 year old? Is stacking them just as effective? How much is a healthy amount? Thanks
Amino stacks useless: Arginine and ornithine are nonessential amino acids. In fact your body makes ornithine from arginine. Lysine is an essential AA that MUST come from your diet. The typical healthy teen will see NO benefit from supplements. Arginine can boost growth hormone synthesis/release in the elderly but only at doses 10-20g per day and it only works because the elderly don't make much to start. Eat well not p ...Read more
Nope, no effect: D-Lysine has absolutely no benefit in people with either oral or genital herpes. Do not believe the many misleading claims you can find online and don't waste your money. Acyclovir and related drugs effectively treat outbreaks (it only takes a single dose); if frequent, daily drug can prevent them. Use a strong sunblock if you find sun exposure triggers outbreaks. ...Read more
Is it safe to take l-lysine while nursing? I've had been fighting coldsores for 6wks and I have a 7w.o baby. Using abreva. Ice makes it worse.
Lysine and nursing: Lysine is an essential amino acid (protein) meaning our body cannot make it. It is part of our diet.We eat 60, 000 mg protein a day. For prophylaxis usually one takes 500-1000 mg a day and for an acute flare I have seen 1500 to 3000 mg/day given for 2-5 days. It may at very high doses interact with arginine another amino acid (but we have to have both in our diet, anyway). Discuss with doc ...Read more