Definition of Lysine:

Essential amino acid.  Important for growth, tissue repair, and the production of hormones, enzymes and antibodies.  Research indicates that lysine may be useful in the treatment of migraine and herpes simplex.  Precursor to carnitine in the body.

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Acetyl-L-Carnitine a treatment
“...It is also similar to some B-complex vitamins in that it can be produced by a liver process combining two essential amino acids, Lysine and Methionine...”

Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers)

...recommendation L-Lysine
“Some nutritionally-oriented physicians and dentists recommend taking lysine during an outbreak of canker sores to speed healing...”
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Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...recommendation L-Lysine
“...The naturally-occurring amino acids lysine and proline assist Lp(a) in its deposition and binding to stressed or injured vascular wall sites...”
...recommendation L-Proline
“See links between Increased Risk of Heart Attack and the treatments Lysine and Vitamin C.”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...A typical prescription would be 3-6gm vitamin C, 3-6gm lysine and 0.5-2gm proline...”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...recommendation L-Lysine
Lysine has a beneficial effect on lead toxicity.”

Herpes Simplex Type I

...recommendation L-Lysine
“The amino acid lysine often controls herpes...”
...recommendation against L-Arginine
“...In some people, changing the dietary ratio of lysine to arginine reduces the frequency and intensity of outbreaks...”
...recommendation BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
“...The majority of those who use lysine regularly along with 750-1,000mg of BHT daily keep the sores from ever occurring...”
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Herpes Simplex Type II

...recommendation L-Lysine
“...Lysine competes with arginine for absorption and entry into tissue cells...”
...recommendation against L-Arginine
“...In some people, changing the dietary ratio of lysine to arginine reduces the frequency and intensity of outbreaks...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...recommendation L-Lysine
Lysine has a beneficial effect on high blood pressure.”

Interstitial Cystitis

...recommendation L-Arginine
“...In some people with herpes, the arginine may need to be offset with lysine.  The body also uses arginine to make nitric oxide, which helps to relax smooth muscles like those found in blood vessels and the bladder...”

L-Lysine a treatment
Lysine is one of numerous amino acids that the body needs for growth and tissue repair...”

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

...recommendation L-Lysine
Lysine can speed the healing of shingles lesions...”

Trypsin a treatment
“...Trypsin is partial to cleaving proteins at arginine and lysine amino acid residues...”

Vitamin B6 Requirement

...the condition
“...Caramel coloring is produced by the heating up of certain sugars; Other foods that contain lysine (an essential amino acid found in many foods) that have been processed with heat have been found to antagonize B6; Other causes include...”
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