Lots of emails regarding Lysine, skin health and rosacea.
Lysine is used primarily by body builders for muscle recovery post exercise.
However, it is being used for skin care... anecdotally. It has properties that stimulate collagen which is good, but no specific anti acne or anti redness mechansims of action that are known to date.
Some have shouted on the mountain tops that Lysine has cured their rosacea. Months later many are at the botom of the mountain tops whispering that has some beneficial effect, but not a cure.
There is no reason not to try lysine, but if you are going to truly test it out, do it right. Too much cheap Lysine out there that is insoluble and has substantial residue.
1. First purchase only Pharmaceutical grade L-Lysine HCl (99% purity confirmed by HPLC)
2. Work your way up to 500 mgs three times a day in divided doses.
3. Give it a month or two to evaluate.
4. Do not go over 1,500 mgs as many are using 3,000 mgs and above. This stimulates Human Growth Hormone production which is the strongest hormone involved in acne breakouts.
Keep us posted and good luck!
Dr. Geoffrey Nase
Ph.D: Neuro-Vascular Physiologist
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