An amino acid which is mainly used to treat and prevent heart disease and cold sores.
Lysine is an amino acid with a variety of functions in the body. It is widely known as an effective herpes treatment and it has also been used in the treatment of osteoporosis and it keeps the heart strong by promoting the synthesis of carnitine , an amino acid which plays a role in the transport of fuel ( fats) into the heart muscle thus strengthening the heart. It has also been used as a principal ingredient of the Rath-Pauling procedure for the treatment and prevention of blood clots and heart attacks. In the formation of blood clots, fibrin attaches to the lysine residues in certain structures and by presenting lysine in the blood as a supplement, it offers an alternative site for the attachment of fibrin thus reducing the tendency of a blood clots to form.
To reduce the likelihood of blood clots in patients with increased risk for coronary artery heart disease. Lysine slows the lens damage in the eyes caused by high blood sugar. Lysine has been widely used for the treatment of cold sores (herpes infections).
Excessively high doses may increase cholesterol levels and should therefore be avoided in patients with high levels of cholesterol and an increased risk of
heart disease. Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women.
Do not exceed a daily dose of 5g per day. Excessively high doses may increase cholesterol levels and should therefore be avoided in patients with high levels of cholesterol and an increased risk of heart disease.
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Safe at normal dosage levels.
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS OF USE
Take a half to one level teaspoonful (1 to 3g) dissolved in water before meals in divided doses
SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Cases of diarrhoea and abdominal pain have been reported.
KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT
Screw-top plastic container containing 500g.