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What's the role of lysine in preventing infections?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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