Lysine is a building block for making proteins in the body. It might also prevent the herpes virus from growing.
People use lysine for cold sores, canker sores, athletic performance, diabetes, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Lysine is possibly safe for most people when used short-term. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if lysine is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Lysinuric protein intolerance: Lysine supplementation might cause diarrhea and stomachcramps in children who have this rare genetic disorder.
Gastrointestinal agents (5-HT4 agonist) interacts with LYSINE
Lysine might reduce the effects of some gastrointestinal drugs called 5-HT4 agonists.
Be watchful with this combination
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