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I was recently diagnosed with genital HSV-1. I have always gone the natural route with sickness/injuries/etc. Right now I am on Acyclovir and would like to not have to rely on the antibiotics if I don't have to.

From my research it seems like the overall consensus is that Lysine and Vitamin C seem to be natural suppressants of the virus. Can anyone give me a good daily dose of each that I should take? Lysine seems to come in either 500 or 1000 mg, same with Vitamin C. I'm a college student, so right now these two supplements are really all I can afford.

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hey there, i personally take 1000mg lysine a day and 2000mg if i get an outbreak ... and vit c i take 1000mg a day. they are chewables so i take 500mg twice a day otherwise you just pee it out. i do take other vitamins but i wont get into that since you mentioned you only can take those two, which should be good enough. i think some people take diff mg/day depending on what works for them.

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I take 1000mg of lysine a day, sometimes 1500. And I take 10,000 mg of vit C--basically a megadose. I was having horrible OBs and this has helped. But I just started both (in addition to the Valtrex) right around Christmas. I LOVE my skin on the Lysine--wonderful side effect is that it helps acne!

Just a small note of correction...you take an antiVIRAL for HSV, not an antibiotic. They function very differently as an antibiotic is for bacteria in your body. HSV is a virus, so you need an antiviral.

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