Blackmores Lyp-Sine provides the body with Lysine. This is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the diet and supports the body’s natural resistance to cold sore outbreaks. Zinc and vitamin C support immune function and wound repair.
Features & Benefits:
Combines the amino acid lysine with vitamin C and zinc
Supports the body’s natural defences against cold sore outbreaks
Supports wound repair and skin healing
Supports immunity and helps maintain resistance to infection
A cold sore develops when the Herpes simplex virus is active and replicating itself, a process that uses large amounts of the amino acid arginine.
Another amino acid called lysine competes with arginine for absorption into the cells and tissues, and so is one of the body’s natural methods of resisting cold sore outbreaks.
Increasing your consumption of lysine limits the amount of arginine available for the virus to use for replication, and consequently supports your body’s defences against cold sore outbreaks.
Lysine-rich foods include vegetables, legumes, fish, sprouts and dairy products. Foods containing arginine (which should be avoided by cold sore sufferers) include chocolate, nuts, oats, carob, coconut and soya beans.
Zinc and vitamin C are important for immunity, which may be impaired if dietary intake of these nutrients is inadequate. They are also involved in the production of collagen, which is a structural component of skin and are involved in the body’s skin healing and wound repairing processes.
Each Tablet Contains:
Lysine hydrochloride 500 mg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 250 mg
Zinc amino acid chelate (Zinc 10 mg) 50 mg
Adults – Ongoing nutritional support: Take 1 tablet twice a day with meals.
Additional nutritional support when required: Take 2 tablets twice a day with meals.
Children 6 -12 years – Take 1 tablet a day, or as professionally prescribed.
Children under 6 years – Only as professionally prescribed.
Contains zinc, which may be dangerous if taken in large amounts or for a long period of time.
Zinc may decrease the absorption and efficacy of some medications. If taking tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics separate doses by at least 2 hours.
Consult your healthcare professional before use if you have had renal calculi (kidney stones). Ascorbic acid may increase the risk of recurrence of calcium oxalate calculi.
Always read the label. Use only as directed.
If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.