Helps relieve the symptoms of cold sores.
What's It For?
The temporary relief of the symptoms of cold sores. Contains the amino acid lysine hydrochloride with the synergistic nutrients zinc and vitamin C.
Active Ingredients Per Tablet:
Lysine hydrochloride 500 mg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 250 mg
Zinc amino acid chelate 50 mg
equivalent to elemental zinc 10 mg.
Special Features and Benefits:
Combines lysine with synergists zinc and vitamin C.
Mode of Action:
Lysine has been found to be active against the herpes virus in vitro, as it is able inhibit the metabolism of arginine - an amino acid required by the virus for replication. Supplementation with lysine should be accompanied by a diet high in foods rich in lysine (such as vegetables, legumes, fish, sprouts and dairy products), and avoiding foods rich in arginine (such as chocolate, nuts, oats, carob, coconut and soya beans).
Clinical studies have shown that zinc supplementation leads to a reduction in the frequency, severity and duration of herpes outbreaks, and it is believed that this is due to the role that zinc plays in enhancing cell mediated immunity. Vitamin C is essential in the formation of collagen (for connective tissue in the skin), and along with zinc plays an important role in the healing of wounds and the synthesis of collagen.
Contraindications and Cautions:
If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Contains zinc, which may be dangerous if taken in large amounts or for a long period of time.
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.
None noted in the literature at the recommended dosage.
If taking tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics separate doses by at least 2 hours. Zinc may decrease the absorption and efficacy of these medications.
A mottled, creamy coloured, capsule shaped tablet. Film-coated light mauve.
Adults - Dose for risk reduction: One to two tablets per day.
Dose for management of outbreak: Two tablets, two times per day.
Children (from 6 years to 12 years) - Take one tablet daily between meals, or as professionally prescribed.
Children (under 6 years) - As professionally prescribed.
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