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How much L-Lysine?

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Ripley Scott

So, I just started taking lysine tablets daily. I obviously haven't seen any differences yet, but it's great for my peace of mind. However, I was wondering:

How much do you take? The bottle recommends three 500 mg tablets (1500 mg) a day, but would I be fine with less? Or should I take more?

Thanks :)

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ntdc

lysine is found also in food its not know how safe/effective supplementation is, i would start at the lowest amount (500mg) and see if it does anything for you if not slowly increase from there. I take about 3000mg per day but i am concerned about long-term safety. I have heard at least 1 report it can raise triglyceride levels

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SiameseDream

Depending on what you eat, you probably take in 5000 - 7000mg on a natural diet. Before I even had H, I was taking 6000mg of Lysine daily through a natural whey protein shake. Sometimes I would take 2 shakes a day...which is about 12,000mgs.

I did this for about 10 yrs, no issues. Tons of bodybuilders do it for life.

nt's advice isn't bad, start small and progressively go up. There's a ton of other things we put in our mouth that's way worse than Lysine supps like Big Macs, Cokes, etc.. Everyone's body is different, you just have to learn your own.

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JBnATL

Look to the left "What is Lysine"

There is a lot of information located there, that should answer your questions.

When I am dating a chick I take 1000mg of Lysine a day. I have done this for many years with no side effects.

Good luck!

JB

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regret

500mg a day unless your having an outbreak then 1000 or more for a short time (during an outbreak)

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Ripley Scott
Everyone's body is different, you just have to learn your own.

I figured as much; mostly just wanted to know of the amounts others take and how it works for them.

All in all, very helpful, especially nt. Thank you, everyone :)

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