Lysine is an essential amino acid (cannot be manufactured in the body) required for the manufacture of proteins. Therefore, it is vital that adequate amounts are included in the diet.
This amino acid supports circulation, aids in the production of antibodies, hormones, enzymes and helps ensure adequate absorption of calcium, the formation of collagen for bone, cartilage and connective tissue.
It also helps the body's acid/alkaline balance (which plays a role in cold sores), supports the pineal and mammary glands and plays a role in gallbladder function.
Lysine is necessary for all amino acid assimilation and assists in the storage of fats.
Taking L-Lysine together with vitamin C with bioflavonoids, may effectively support herpes outbreaks.