If you suffer regularly from cold sores, you might need to review your dietary intake to ensure it has high lysine. The amino acid Lysine has been shown to reduce the number and duration of cold sore outbreaks. Reducing the severity of the outbreak, and decrease the severity of symptoms such as itching, burning and pain, healing time is also reduced when taking lysine, zinc and vitamin C throughout an outbreak.

The amino acid lysine competes with arginine for absorption into cells and tissues. Increasing your intake of lysine will limit the amount of arginine available for the virus to use to replicate itself.

Foods such as vegetables, legumes, fish, sprouts and dairy products, will help to reduce the severity of cold sore outbreaks. During an outbreak it's best to avoid foods that are high in arginine content, like chocolate, nuts, oats, carob, coconut and soya beans.

We suggest Blackmores Lyp-sine.

BLACKMORES Lyp-sine contains a therapeutic dose of the amino acid lysine. It also contains vitamin C and zinc for assisting in the healing process. Suitable for children from the age of 6 it can also be used by pregnancy women on a reduced dosage.

Don’t injure a cold sore. Combat it with BLACKMORES Lyp-sine.

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