Herpes Simplex Virus
& HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV)
human Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is a recurrent viral infection
that is caused by Herpes virus hominis (HVH), a widespread
The human herpes viruses are multipotential, and inclu+de
HSV types 1 and 2, human cytomegalovirus, Varicella-Zoster
virus, and the Epstein-Barr Virus.
viruses are transmitted by respiratory and oral secretions
and commonly produce fever blisters, cold sores, flu-like
symptoms, headache, swollen glands, and may also infect the
urethra causing burning sensations during urination. There
is currently no cure for HSV, but there are measures that
can be taken to reduce manifestations.
levels of lysine over arginine suppress viral replication
and inhibit cytopathogenicity of herpes simplex virus (HSV).
interaction between the amino acids lysine and arginine can
be mitigated by taking L-lysine supplements about 2 hours
separately from L-arginine.
L-Arginine products seen on the market contain both Lysine
and L-Arginine. This is an example of incorrect formulating,
as Lysine is a direct antagonist of L-Arginine and
cannot be used together in any L-Arginine product.
Lysine with L-Arginine is one of the most prominent formulating
mistakes in nutrition supplements. Lysine should never be
combined with L-arginine, but is often seen in L-arginine
products with the purpose of mitigating the herpes reaction.
This combining technique is a result of bad science, as it
negates the benefits of L-arginine.
directly competes with L-Arginine, and formulas/products that
contain both Lysine and L-Arginine do not work, due
to the chemical antagonism.
combination of Lysine and L-Arginine are examples of dietary
disproportions of amino acids, which are counterproductive
and can alter serum levels of amino acids.
Lysine/Arginine antagonism is an example of this alteration.
A plethora of definitive clinical studies have proven that
L-Arginine and Lysine are antagonistic in humans, such as
the Johns Hopkins University published trial showing
the direct competition of Lysine and L-Arginine.
can be specifically formulated and bioengineered to reduce
the effects of herpes simplex as stimulated by lack of Lysine.
This was accomplished by the renowned Arginine researcher,
Dr. Ann de Wees Allen in 1983, when Dr. Allen discovered the
process for downregulating the L-Arginine-Lysine activation
of the Herpes Simplex Virus.
order to safely use an L-Arginine formula or product, persons
that have latent or active Herpes Simplex Virus, will need
to use a specific form of L-Arginine that contains a Blind
Amino Acid Rider.
HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS
Simplex Virus (HSV) is greatly aggravated by lack of sleep
and stress. Eight hours of sleep per night is required to
reduce activation of HSV.
During human sleep cycles, immune function is activated, which
affects the herpes simplex virus, as well as all viruses.
if sleep cycles and nutrient intake is not balanced, HSV will
become prominent with manifestations such as cold sores and
has been used effectively as an agent for reduction of occurrence,
severity and healing time for recurrent HSV infection. Supplementation
with free-form L-lysine has shown to be beneficial in controlling
amount of Lysine required to control herpes varies from case
to case, but a typical dose to maintain remission (as stated
in most trials) is 500-1000 milligrams (mg), and for active
herpes, 1000 mg (1 gram) to 6000 mg (6 grams) taken daily.
trials suggested that persons with the Herpes Simplex Virus
take 1000 mg of oral L-lysine in capsule form, a few times
per day (1-3), taken 2 hours apart from the L-arginine
(due to antagonism).
terms of controlling HSV outbreaks, UCLA School of Medicine
(Dr. Griffith, Dr. Kagan, Dr. Norins) found that there is
a 96% success rate in patients taking 1500 mg of supplemental
supplements in capsule form are the most efficacious
and can be found in most health food stores. When selecting
a Lysine supplement, Lysine should be the only ingredient
listed on the label, as the addition of any other amino acid
or ingredient can negate its benefit. Tablets are to be avoided.
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