This week a few people have asked about my recommendation for alleviating cold sores. These tend to arise with stress. It can be emotional stress, physical stress, stress from allergies and even the stress from drastic weather changes.
Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. This virus is the same virus as the chicken pox. If we get the chicken pox or the chicken pox vaccine, the herpes virus lies dormant in our system for the rest of our lives. When we are under stress the immune system becomes weakened and the virus creates symptoms, such as cold sores. Not everyone experiences cold sores, but for those who do, the following remedy has proven effective every time it’s been used.
L-Lysine, which can be purchased at any health food store, is the amino acid that helps knock down the herpes virus. Taking 1800mg of L-Lysine as soon as you suspect a cold sore coming on, can completely wipe it away. If you’ve waited a day or two, you may want to consider using 1800mg three times that day and 1-3 times the next day. Once the cold sore is gone there’s no need to continue taking the Lysine.