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Lysine Diet

The amino acid Lysine has an antiviral action, particularly effective against Herpesvirus infections:

  • Herpes Simplex 1 (Cold Sores)
  • Herpes Simplex 2 (Genital)
  • Varicella Zoster (Chickenpox/Shingles)
  • Epstein Barr (EBV)
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Lysine has a competitive relationship with Arginine. Supplementing with Lysine is beneficial for treating any of the herpes virus. However, you can easily prevent viral symptoms by following a diet that is high in Lysine and low in Arginine.