I have HSV-1 (herpes simplex virus 1), are there any remedies or steps I can take to minimize my symptoms?
L-Lysine is an amino acid used as an anti-viral supplement for colds and herpes viruses. Olivia used L-Lysine in the past to fight the bacteria/viruses she felt were contributing to her acne (as she was prescribed several antbiotics over the years for her breakouts). She found it very effective, and recommends it to friends who are suffering from viral issues such as acne, recurrent colds and HSV. Those with HSV-1 also find it effective to limit foods that are high in arginine, which is an amino acid that competes with lysine. Thus, foods to limit include wheat, peanuts, and several other types of nuts. Look for foods that have a high lysine to arginine ratio.