Lysine for Cold Sore Control

The Importance of Lysine for Cold Sore Control

Cold sores are caused by variants of the highly contagious herpes simplex virus (HSV), which is estimated to infect 80-90% of people, lying dormant in nervous tissue until relapse is triggered by stress or immune dysfunction.1,2

Antiviral creams, ointments or single-dose tablets from the pharmacy are often used with a cold sore outbreak, when a tingling sensation or a raised sore or blister is first noticed.

But what are the preventative options? How can we support our body’s immune system to avoid cold sores?

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