L-Lysine Cures


Posted by Sue (Waukesha, WI) on 09/23/2007
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Ever since I was a child I would get really bad cold sores on my lips. about eighteen years ago a co-worker told me about L-lysine. I bought some and as soon as I would feel the tingling like one was starting I'd take 2-3 L-lysine and later in the day 2 more and the next day only 3. And the cold sore wouldn't form or come out. For about a year I'd take it only when I felt one coming and a day or two. For about 14 years I haven't had one cold sore! A miracle!

Posted by Sheila (Kansas City, MO) on 05/11/2007
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there's a vitamin called LYSINE -they sell it everywhere>>>GO BUY IT IT HELPS STOP fever blisters from coming and helps them go away..... i crush them up and put them on my lips IT WORKS

Posted by Leslie (Barboursville, VA) on 03/03/2007
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hey cool got it! speaking of foods and health, peanuts, coffee and chocolate all contain arginine, the amino acid which promotes the outbreak of herpes simplexes, esp. cold sores. Add lack of sleep and stress, and that risk increases. More than 97 percent of all humans have some form of these strains of viruses. To combat, take a supplement amino acid, L LYSINE, which tilts the see-saw of balance back. Usually a double dose at first then as directed for several days to prevent worsening of symptoms. The tingling outbreak will stop and it should start to heal within 24 hours (with good sleep, no coffee, etc). Also, the greens, arugula, italian rockette, will assist healing. A paste can be made to draw fluids off, too. Lip Balms sold at health food stores can be purchased that contain Lysine as well.

CAUTION: Do not take Lysine for long extended periods as it can have negative effect on the liver. Try to use foods instead and good care of the body. if necessary, milk thistle, dandelion root and burdock can assist the liver in rebuilding itself.

Posted by Melinda (Arlington, VA) on 01/24/2007
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I went to a homeopathic pharmacy yesterday and spoke to an herbalist and wellness counselor. She recommended I take 1,000mg of L-Lysine everyday. During an outbreak, she told me to take 3,000mg of L-Lysine everyday. Additionally, she gave me a Super-Oxygenated Anti-Viral Formula that I should take 1 dropperful in a small amount of water 2-3 times a day when having an outbreak. She also gave me an RMA Healing Ointment to use on both oral and genital sores when having a herpes outbreak. I will keep you posted on how they all work!

Posted by AJ (IL) on 04/13/2006
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Lysine didn't cure the herpes but it clears it up in no time. I also put hemorrhoid creme on the sore if it doesn't get opened. The ulcer is gone by the end of the day. If it does get opened then I used Hydrogen peroxide. It burns but it clears it up faster.

Posted by Maria (New Jersey)
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I used to have back to back cold sores. Neither over-the-counter nor prescribed medications worked for me. I discovered L-Lysine. It is excellent. I try to take one daily on an empty stomach. If I get lazy and the tingle of a cold sore starts, I take several for a day or so. The sore does not breaks out, but can still be painful .Though not a cure, L-Lysine is the very best possible preventative. All my family with the same malady have had equally great results." Liz from Louisville, KY writes, "I had frequent outbreaks of cold sores and my dentist recommended I take Lysine. Since I started taking 1000 mg Lysine daily, I have not had a single cold sore in years." Tina, from Weiser, ID comments: "When I was a child I used to always get cold sores on the corner of my mouth, when I was 12 I had this really bad one and I had used Blistex (for cold sores) well, instead it caused it to spread even larger and I ended up with a large outbreak all over my lips, horrible for a 12 year old girl. So my mom heard about Lysine, I took the tablets, and in about 2-3 days they were all gone and believe it or not I have never had a cold sore since (now I am 26) So yes, I believe in the Lysine treatment 100%.

Posted by Jane (British Columbia, Canada)
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I use L-lysine. 500mg. Taken a few days each month. Or take at the on-set of symptoms. Very rarely do I ever get an outbreak of oral anymore. Used to get them regularly and now they are almost a thing of the past. L-lysine is the cheapest and most effective remedy that I have found. Love it.

HIV, Colds, Mono, Herpes, Chickenpox, Shingles

Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 11/10/2007 512 posts
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...I also caught another co-worker alone one day and said, "I don't want to embarrass you but I do want to tell you that if I'm ever diagnosed as HIV+ I would be taking l-lysine like it was going out of style" after observing him cornering one of the doc's , to look at his throat for the umpteenth time. His reply, what is it, where do I get it and how do I take it". Answer Walmart, Kmart, Walgreens, GNC stores, etc. Try to find the l000 mgm or 1 gram tablets, take 2 tablets breakfast, lunch, supper and bedtime. He was also told that if it didn't help him it wouldn't hurt him. I never asked if he got it, but he started looking better, missing work less often, and turned in his resignation stating he was going back to art school. Sounds like he expected to have a future. Unfortunately this story did not have a happy ending - seems he had a little too much to drink, backed his wife into a corner, and died from a stab wound inflicted by the butcher knife she carried into that corner with her for self-defense.

The reason I suspected that it might work was because it works against the common cold, mono (kissing fever), influenza. herpes type i & 2, chickenpox, shingles (herpes Zoster), all viruses, so just maybe it would work against HIV also, since it is a virus. An interesting little aside here, I recently read where some psychic claimed to have asked the other side about a cure for AIDS and was told that it had been around for centuries, that the cure was at hand and involved a protein. L-lysine is one of the amino acids which are protein. just maybe it would work against HIV virus.

Maybe we should post the benefits of L-lysine on Earth Clinic before orthodox medicine learns that it works well against viruses and starts debunking it because they can't patent it and keep you coming back to them for prescriptions.


Posted by Carrie (Reston, VA) on 01/19/2009
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Chronic Hives and L-lysine: My mother and grandfather both suffer from chronic hives all of their bodies, face, skine, and even internal organs. ITS BAD! My mother has researched and tried everything (including conventional and holistic medicine). She prayed and prayed that God would show her the cure. HE DID! Its just plain old (and CHEAP I might mention) L-lysine. You know, you use it for canker sores in your mouth! I think she would take 2 in the morning and 2 at night. They started going away immediately and she's even off the L-lysine now and hasn't had a recurrance in over two years! She had my grandfather use it and it worked for him too. This gave my mom her life back! I hope that this helps someone else as it did them. It was literally a God-send. What do you have to lose a few bucks?

L-Lysine Vs. Lysine

Posted by Melisa (Birmingham, UK) on 11/03/2008

Can anyone explain the difference between L-lysine and lysine tried to find on goole with no luck.

EC: It's one and the same... if you type in L-Lysine at wikipedia, it redirects to their Lysine page(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L-Lysine).

Replied by Ray
Chicago, Illinois

Without the "L-" in an aminoacids description it is referred the the real food. With the "L-", it refers to the supplement-version. Whereby both are the same. The "L-" refers to the aminoacids L-Structure of the molecule.

Replied by Baldev
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
192 posts

I had ordered L- Lysine, but I have received L-Lysine monohydro-chloride. I want to know whether the product I have received is same and can it be used as Lysine or in place of L-Lysine. Thanks

Replied by Baldev
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
192 posts

Ted/Bill please comment on this. Your thoughts on this subject are requested.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi Baldev... Lysine or L-Lysine are the convenient supplement names for this amino acid. The actual chemical name of lysine is 2, 6-diaminohexanoic acid, which is a bit of a mouthful.

The lysine supplement I use is pure Lysine Monohydrochloride which is the same as Lysine Hydrochloride.

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia

Hi Baldev, I have 100% pure L-Lysine powder and on the ingredients label it says - "552 mg L-Lysine from 552 mg L-Lysine Monohydrochloride. We tend to use the short version instead of the full chemical name. If you are still not sure do a search for L-Lysine MSDS (material saftey data sheet).

Replied by Kate59
Kingston, Ny, United States

Good sources of L-Lysine are dairy products (organic), spirulina, raw honey, and royal jelly.


Posted by Shara (PHILADELPHIA, PA) on 01/10/2006
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Thank you so much!! I have been ill for my entire life but I was hospitalized when I was 13 yrs old. The Dr's had nothing useful to me other than a sugar and Saline drip and a lot of bed rest. They said that what I had looked like lupus but they could not peg it. Finally a few years ago I learned that Lupus ran in my family thus I believe that I may have a bastardized version of Lupus. My mother put me on a vitamin theorapy treatment of vitamins e,c,Lecithin, Bcomplex, multi, omega 3, Calcium, and many other things here and there. Just recently I have added Lipoic acid. I can honestly say that my lupus has not progressed as the Dr's were afraid of with out their treatment. They said that I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was 19 yrs old and now I am 29 and just having less episodes than when I was 13. I do still have episodes that consist of Extreme muscle break down, memory loss, Brown urine and extreme muscle cramping. Skin rashes are also a symptom along with facial sores that my have bonded with a herpes simplex virus. This mixture of herpes and lupus rash is a constant battle but I contain it by taking L-Lysine, Larrea Root, and Red Marine Algea. But still I am very vulnerable to virus attacks b/c of my immune system and when I contract a virus it sends me into an episode that can take me down for a week to a month depending on the virus. Anyway just wanted let you know that your information is very useful to me and I plan to use it daily.

Replied by Catherine
Wellington, New Zealand

Reply to Shara..concerning Lupus there is a very interesting book by Dr Batmanghelidg "the ABC's of Asthma Allergies and Lupus" it is available on Amazon. I have followed his therapy for other problems & can recommend you try it.

Replied by Lindsey
Cincinnati, Oh

Have you ever been adequately tested for Lyme Disease. All of your symptoms sound more like chronic Lyme with tick-borne co-infectiona than lupus. If you have questions, please contact me. As a lupus researcher and someone with Chronic Neurological Late-Stage Lyme Disease, this is a viable diagnosis. Lyme is often misdiagnosed as lupus, MS, ALS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and many others... Hope this helps. Lindsey

Replied by American
Los Angeles, Ca
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They put me on remecade for arthritis and it blew out my immune system. Shingles popped out all over my leg. The day it manifested, I started taking two big tablets of L-lysine a day. The result was fantastic. The pain and itching died down within hours and I within a week it was gone. Pretty amazing stuff that L-lysine.


Posted by Laura (USA) on 07/12/2006
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I heard about Shingles before but this is my first experience and what an experience had been so far!! It affected the left part of my face having my eye pretty compromised. I'm using antibacterial ointement for my eye, and is improving. I'm very careful with cleanness, washing right away towels, pillowcases etc. that had been in contact with my face. My main concern is to avoid the possibility of infecting also my right eye. I have a big property and love to work in the garden. Well, I'll not put my hands in the dirt until am out of the woods. I had been reading about the topical and internal application with apple vinegar and i'm willing to try since I have now those ugly red scars from the rash, maybe will help to heal faster, I'll be glad to let you know. If someone wants to write to me and exchange tips, please, feel free to do so. Following suggestions from the book in Nutritional Healing - James and Phyllis Balch - I'm taking L-Lysine, Vitamins C, B complex + B12 - A - +regular medication. Diet is important too, maintain a possitive attitude and stay away from depression, it doesn't help at all. Laura

Replied by Survivor2011
Greensboro, Nc

I have been dealing with shingles for the last 2 years. I get 1 small bump/rash on my lower back. I have been tracking what causes some of the outbreaks. Anything that has PKU & Asparatame. Phenylketonurics:Phenylanie & Asparatame are major triggers for shingles, rashes, leg pain and more. If it's not truly sugar-free stay away from it. I hope this helps.

Replied by Chacha37
Atlanta, Ga

I read recently in the Definitive Guide for Alternative medicine that shingles can be treated with 2 types of energy therapy to zap the lesions. Electro-Acuscope or Light Beam Generator. Refer to pages 208-215 of the book to learn more, including how to find a practitioner.

Replied by Boobabymama
Montgomery, Alabama, Us

Survivor2011... I don't want to alarm you but usually shingles is not a recurring virus. You might want to get tested for Herpes Simplex 2 when you have a breakout or just get a blood test. There is a small minority of persons who might have a recurring shingles but where it's located and you stating fighting it constantly... Please get checked. It could be passed on if its HSV2.

Posted by Pat (Ann Arbor, Mich) on 06/23/2006
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For me, it's the only thing I've tried, and it works every time. I used to get shingles regularly, and have used l-lysine each time, except for the time the MD didnt recognise the condition, and gave me............ antibiotics! Wow. I also use the dietary guidlines, and eat foods rich in lysine, and low in arginine. Stress will up the arginine, and bring on the outward manifestation of the virus.

Posted by Donna (Aspen)
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L-lysine, when taken immediately upon infection will cure shingles.

Sinus Congestion, Post Nasal Drip, Allergies

Posted by Renee (Bergen Co., Nj) on 07/03/2013
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My allergies, sinus congestion, and post-nasal drip (and the accompanying cough that can cause you to gag or wake up in the middle of the night) have improved immensely with taking 500mg of l-lysine twice daily on an empty stomach. I take it 30 min. Before breakfast and at bedtime. Huge improvement immediately! I have occasionally taken 1000mg dose as needed. I almost have no symptoms anymore!

I've tried several different brands, including generics, and they've all worked the same. I take year-round, as I have lots of trouble with dry heat in the winter and all kinds of pollen and dust.