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36 minutes ago, byornk said:

This article has a good explanation of arginine's role in viral replication. Namely, HSV DNA can generally replicate freely within the cell nucleous but can't form a single complete coated viral particle without bioavailable arginine. This might be why foods high in arginine can provoke outbreaks so quickly.

As to why the balance of lysine to arginine matters, this chapter provides some (but certainly not all) of an explanation:

Miller et al. observed that lysine competes with arginine for intestinal absorption, transport to cells, and reabsorption at the renal tubule, and it degrades arginine by activating arginase.

So it stands to reason that other compounds besides lysine  which reduce the bio-availability of arginine should also work to limit viral replication. Anything that increases nitric oxide synthase (such as garlic, niacin/B3, Pycnogenol, grape seed extract) should do this, as NO synthase breaks down arginine to produce nitric oxide. Nitric oxide itself is anti-viral, too. And coincidentally, cannabinoid receptors are coupled with nitric oxide production, so in addition to increasing blood flow to your "extremities", this might explain part of its anti-viral effect.

And as far as the immune system is concerned an overabundance of lysine is not 100% a good thing, either, as T-cells rely on arginine. Although it's worth noting that lysine is an essential amino acid, meaning you could die without it, whereas arginine can be produced endogenously (within the body itself).

Thank you this is very helpful! 

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On 2/3/2019 at 10:50 PM, Constant Diplomat said:

Rub it all over your pussy and enjoy. 

That’s how I got into this fucking mess in the first place :D

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