Thorne Research, L-Lysine 500 mg 60 capsules


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    Product Description

    L-lysine is an essential amino acid, meaning it cannot be synthesized in the body. Vegetarians can be deficient in lysine because, while meat, poultry, and milk are rich sources of lysine, proteins in grains and cereals are typically low in lysine. Of the many biological functions requiring
    lysine, some notable applications include synthesis of connective tissues such as bone, skin, collagen, and elastin; synthesis of carnitine and the resultant conversion of fatty acids to energy; support for healthy growth and development in children; and maintenance of healthy immune function, particularly with regard to antiviral activity.

    L-lysine has been most extensively researched for prevention or management of Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections. Some individuals with Herpes simplex infection appear to be sensitive to the lysine/arginine ratio in their tissues, with a decrease in this ratio resulting in skin eruptions.
    L-lysine appears to be beneficial in suppressing Herpes simplex replication by competing with arginine for absorption in the intestines, reabsorption in the renal tubules, and transport into cells. In addition, lysine helps breakdown arginine by inducing the enzyme arginase.

    Supplement Facts

    Supplement Facts Dosage:1 - 2 capsules bid
    Each Capsule Contains DV%
    Lysine (as L-Lysine hydrochloride)
    500 mg
    *Daily Value (DV) not established
    SA516/ 60

    A woman who is pregnant or nursing, or who might become pregnant, should consult a health-care practitioner before using this product.

    Additional Information

    SKU TR-SA516
    Name Thorne Research, L-Lysine 500 mg 60 capsules
    UPC 693749516026
    MPN SA516
    Brand Thorne Research
    Form Capsule
    Shipping Weight 0.1600
    Serving Size 1
    Product Type Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic, Wheat Free, Yeast Free


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    I have been getting cold sores occasionally since I was a kid, and have tried almost every topical product out there. The problem with that is it was doing nothing to prevent the cold sores. Ever since I have been taking Thorne's L-Lysine (I usually take 1 every day in the morning) I have not gotten a cold sore in almost two years!!

    Published by Alexandra on 2010-04-26 13:17:13
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