One of the best nutritional treatments for the Herpes simplex virus is L-Lysine, a well-known amino acid. L-Lysine is one of the nine essential amino acids that the body needs to manufacture proteins. It is considered "essential" because the body cannot manufacture L-Lysine. As an amino acid it is involved in tissue repair, production of hormones and enzymes and in the synthesis of collagen and bone health. Most persons get adequate L-Lysine in their diet but those who have problems with the herpes virus may need supplemental L-Lysine to keep the virus in check.
- Cold sores (herpes simplex labialis)
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