lysine

  • Focus On: Lysine

    WHAT IT IS: Lysine is an amino acid, meaning that our bodies need it as a building block for protein. Furthermore, it’s an essential amino acid, meaning that we need to get it through diet (our bodies cannot manufacture it).

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  • Quick Cold Sore Remedy

    Wear a high-SPF lip gloss or balm. According to Seattle naturopath Tamara Cullen, prolonged sun exposure can trigger flare-ups.

    Lay off the chocolate and nuts. Foods high in arginine disrupt the amino acid balance in your body, which can aggravate the herpes-simplex virus (HSV-1), says Cullen. Cut back as soon as a sore appears.

    The next time you feel that telltale tingling, take charge with these tips.
    By Shanon Lyon