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Reason for taking: Cold sores
3/23/2015 10:01:51 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
They definitely work. But do be careful for too much too often can cause kidney stones..so either discomfort of a cold sore or the extreme discomfort of a kidney stone..I have been taking 1000mg every day for about 3+ years. The only time I get a cold sore is if I forget to take my lysine. But now that I've had this kidney stone I need to re-evaluate my dosage. I don't drink alcohol, smoke ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Cold sores
3/14/2015 10:48:18 PM

Reviewer: brownie33, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
The moment I suspect a cold sore coming on or if I'm tired, have been travelling or overly stressed I take additional Lysine. It reduces the severity and duration of cold sores. I took 3000mg hor two weeks during one episode and a pleasant side result was that i noticed less hair in the shower drain. Turns out Lysine is helpful for your hair and can reduce hair loss.

Reason for taking: Cold sores
3/7/2015 1:39:00 PM

Reviewer: Claire, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I take Lysine as soon as I feel a cold sore coming on. It stops the cold sore in its tracks. I continue to take Lysine for about a week after I know the cold sore is gone. I found out recently that Lysine works for canker sores too. For those who have trouble swallowing large pills (I do) try Lysine Amino Acid Powder. Vitamin stores carry it. One scoop is 960 mg. Dissolve it in liquid. My experien ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Cold sores
3/3/2015 12:40:49 AM

Reviewer: Ren, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had cold sores since I was 6 months old. They are awful and painful. I was having breakouts all the time for the last two years, every two weeks or so. I read about the arginine/lysine relationship but was skeptical to take lysine. Two nights ago, my third cold sore in three weeks appeared and my fiance's dad happened to have some lysine lying around. I was feeling rather miserable and ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Cold sores
2/26/2015 2:32:07 AM

Reviewer: BevM, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I JUST started using these yesterday. I've gotten cold sores since I was a kid, now that I'm older and have other health problems, I am stressed a lot and so I've been getting them at least once a month. They're SO ugly and embarrassing, making my lips huge and when they are in the corners of my mouth, they are very difficult to get to heal, even though my doctor gave me a prescrip ... Show Full Comment

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