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Blackmores Lyp-Sine contains a therapeutic dose of the amino acid lysine, which reduces the number of outbreaks of cold sores and reduces healing time of lesions. Lysine also relieves the severity of symptoms of cold sores such as itching, burning and pain.
Features and benefits:
* Contains vitamin C and zinc for the healing of lesions
How it works Lysine has been found to be active against the herpes virus in vitro, as it is able inhibit the metabolism of arginine - an amino acid required by the virus for replication. Supplementation with lysine should be accompanied by a diet high in foods rich in lysine (such as vegetables, legumes, fish, sprouts and dairy products), and avoiding foods rich in arginine (such as chocolate, nuts, oats, carob, coconut and soya beans). Clinical studies have shown that zinc supplementation leads to a reduction in the frequency, severity and duration of herpes outbreaks, and it is believed that this is due to the role that zinc plays in enhancing cell mediated immunity. Vitamin C is essential in the formation of collagen (for connective tissue in the skin), and along with zinc plays an important role in the healing of wounds and the synthesis of collagen.
Dosage Adults - Dose for risk reduction: Two tablets per day. Dose for management of outbreak: Two tablets, two times per day. Children (under 6 years) - As professionally prescribed Children (from 6 years to 12 years) - Take one tablet per day, or as professionally prescribed.
Active Ingredients Per Tablet Lysine hydrochloride 500 mg Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 250 mg Zinc amino acid chelate (Zinc 10mg) 50 mg
Cautions * If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. * Contains zinc, which may be dangerous if taken in large amounts or for a long period of time. * Consult your healthcare professional before use if you have had renal calculi (kidney stones). Ascorbic acid may increase the risk of recurrence of calcium oxalate calculi.
* Always read the label. Use only as directed. Side Effects None noted in the literature at the recommended dosage.
Medicine Interactions If taking tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics separate doses by at least 2 hours. Zinc may decrease the absorption and efficacy of these medications.