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rocky320

Any lysine options other than horse pills?

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rocky320

I know I need to be taking 1500 mg lysine daily, but I really can't swallow those ginormous horse pills.

Anyone have any other recommendations? I saw the Vitamin Shoppe has a powder that has 2400 mg per tsp.

http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?id=CL-1245

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Shayna

When I have the option of opening my throat and tossing down a ginormous (love that word! haha) pill, or tasting something in a drink...I opt for the pill!

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MonkeyDance

The pills actually more frequently come in 500-mg tablets (any drugstore). You could just take more of those instead, I'd imagine they're easier to swallow.

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total

I tried those smaller tablets, but in a way they were worse. It was good how small they are, since you have to take twice the amount its annoying in its own way.

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everyusernameistaken

I take a powder... it's by NOW, so it's vegatarian friendly and I order a one pound bottle of it from Amazon for around $10. Taken at the recommended doses to prevent OBs it has over 400 servings. It does have an odd powdery taste. I mix it with a bit of water and down it quickly, then follow with a juice chaser first thing in the morning. That way there's no aftertaste. I've also had success with Carson Labs lysine powder, but the NOW brand is cheaper. Works as well as the pills, and the idea is that more of it is absorbed because sometimes the pills don't break down.

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