Lysine aka l-Lysine
A natural ingredient found in food but also found in capsule form. How ever you decide to get your lysine.. getting it, is important especially if you are a vegetarian because most Lysine is found in yogurt, cheeses, butter, cows milk, fish, chicken, beef, egg but it is also found in Avocado.
Lysine isn't readily available from grain cereals or peanuts.
One should take aprox. 750 to 1,000 mg a day.
Deficiency of lysine may contribute to reduce immunity.
Taking Lysine during time of stress are important, not only does it help with Flu prevention but also with absorbtion of calcium and formation of bone growth and collagen!
I use it in times of stress, flu season and if I feel like my shingles are about to act up and I swear by it. If I can catch the shingles before a complete flare up then it will disapear, if I wait until it has already began to blister than the flare up time is shortened. Lysine is also great to take if you have herpes simplex infections,particularly herpes type 1. Also taking 1-2 grams of lysine daily may have some effect on reduceing outbreaks and symptoms of herpes type 2. ("Elson Haas, M.D.)
Taking Lysine isn't a substitute for a healthy living style. With your supplement intake it is important to continue to reduce stress, reducing acid-forming foods and to practice over all good nutrition.
So this flu season:
* take some deep slow breaths
*eat whole foods
*take your Lysine and vitamin C!
*drink plenty of clean water
* wash your hands often
Here are some other links about L-Lysine: I always recommend many sources.
I am pre diabetic, my naturopathic doc from SCNM put me on 500 grams of metformin and since I am an herbalist, i hated the idea but took my metformin 6 months past and my numbers were still high and so she doubled my dose to 1000 g per day....6 more months past and still...my numbers didnt change. I began ( unbeknownst to her) supplementing with a tblspoon of cinnamon per day in divided doses 3 times a day and after 2 months, my Ha1c dropped so low she feared that I may too low! She lowered my dose of the pharmaceutical and told me that my pre diabetes was reversing FROM the cinnamon! OH HOW I LOVE HERBS!!!!!!
A TRUE TESTIMONIAL FROM CARRIE GRAY!
The easy ingredients are:
I ground the Chia seeds and the Vitamin c or you can used powdered Vitamin C.
I mixed to the consistancy that felt right for me, aprox. a 1/4 cup of sugar,
1/4 of ground Chia, 2 capsules of Vitamin E, about a Tbl spoon of Vitamins C and milk to form a consistancy of a thick paste.
These ingredients are awesome on the inside (omitting sugar) why not try them on the outside too?
the proteins of the milk, the scrub of the sugar, the healing properties of the Vitamin E and the anti oxidants of the chia seeds! What a great combo and it feels so great on the face during and after!