prevents cracked lips
As suggested by my doctor, it works to prevent the corners of my lips from cracking.
Perhaps this is effective with HSV-1, it was not convincing against HSV-2. Did not continue.
If you have an issue with bleeding gums ...
I was noticing a few times a week that my gums would bleed after brushing. I began taking L-lysine for a different reason, but within a week I noticed no blood in the rinse after brushing. A little research and I discovered that this is a recognized treatment.
Excellent product! Essential for anyone who is afflicted with the cold sore virus. Taking about 4 tabs at the first sign every one or two hours will kill the herpes simplex virus and you will not get a cold sore. Its a pity that doctors dont know this. Herpes Simplex virus needs more L-Arginine than L-Lysine to grow so by taking some L-Lysine it will inhibit the virus so you can even eat or drink chocolate again by off-setting the L-Arginine that chocolate contains! Great stuff!!
Use it so that I can eat acidic fruits and veggies wo getting mouth ulcers - works great!