Lysine: what is it for, how to take it and contraindications

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Lysine is an essential amino acid that is not synthesized by the human body, and must be ingested through the intake of foods such as meat, milk, soy or fish, for example, or in the form of a food supplement.

This amino acid acts on the immune system, helping to strengthen it and preventing the replication of some types of virus, such as the case of the herpes simplex virus.

The lysine supplement can be purchased in the form of capsules, tablets or octopus in some pharmacies or stores. onlineit is not necessary to present a medical prescription.

Lysine supplements are indicated to help prevent and avoid recurrent herpes simplex virus infections. Its continuous use prevents the virus from replicating in the organism. Furthermore, in the case of active infections of this virus, it could be possible for the lesions to heal and disappear faster, although more scientific studies are needed to understand this case.

Likewise, lysine is indicated to increase the body’s defenses, to avoid catching the flu or colds and to help children’s growth.

Take 1 capsule a day or as prescribed by a health care professional.

However, to prevent herpes, you should take 1 capsule of 500 mg, 3 times a day, between meals with water or yoke. To prevent the herpes virus from appearing periodically, you should ingest up to 3 grams a day, es decir, el double.

Lysine capsules must not be taken for more than 6 months or for more than a period stipulated by the doctor, as they can cause imbalances in the concentration of another amino acid called arginine.

The secondary effects of lysine may include stomach pain or diarrhea, when taking doses higher than the recommended doses.

Lysine is contraindicated in individuals with kidney, heart or liver diseases and who may have allergies or hypersensitivity to any component of the formula.

In addition to this, lysine should not be ingested by embarazadas or women during the lactation period.

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