iHerb Customer Reviews
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Attention, big pill!
Posted by 5165859509872458036 on Jul 14, 2014
A great product! Acts, but there is one big BUT .. Tablets are very large, oval. Length of 2 cm, width 1 cm, must learn to swallow them :))) Next time I will take capsules!
Cheap and efficient but too big to swallow comfortably
Posted by Reviewer2478834 on Sep 29, 2007
The Linus Pauling treatment for heart disease includes 3~6 grams of l-lysine a day. I thought that taking these pills would be the most efficient way to take that much. However I found them too big to swallow comfortably. The fact that they are tablets with sharp edges (rather than round capsules) only made taking them more difficult. After nearly choking on one, I decided there was no point in endangering my life in order to improve my health. It's a shame but I'll probably have to switch to taking 6 of the 500 mg ones. FYI I'm a 5'9" man so it's not a question of my having an abnormally small throat. On the other hand, it is possible that other people who are better at swallowing things might not have this problem with them.
Posted by AnnaLL on Apr 24, 2013
I use this for cold sore prevention. Also helps heal much faster if I up the dose to 3-4000mg a day if I do get one.
L-Lysine for good skin
Posted by Reviewer2865758 on Jan 31, 2008
I like getting more mg. in a tablet, but then it becomes a little large to comfortably swallow. I wish they could compact it better. Lysine is essential for good skin and helps prevent "stress" breakouts.
take when I eat nuts and to help absorb calcium
Posted by Reviewer1763978 on Sep 21, 2011
good to boost calcium uptake and take it to offset the high arginine levels by the way if you take or consume arginine or arginine containing foods in high doses you should balance with lysine if your predisposed to herpes especially arginine may be a trigger for herpes. Lysine will correct the imbalance. and help with outbreaks.
Antidote for arginine
Posted by Reviewer2732177 on Mar 28, 2012
I ordered this because I was taking a formula that included arginine, and I read that as arginine and lysine are taken up in competition, I should supplement with both. Sure enough, after about 6 weeks of only arginine, I was feeling pretty lousy. I took 1/2 a lysine and waited. No ill effects so took another half. Realised I wasn't feeling lousy anymore, then realised I was feeling pretty good. I'm energetic, happy and more motivated with lysine and arginine. (I take them 4 hours apart or on alternate days.)
Didn't help me
Posted by Reviewer2648926 on Feb 02, 2011
The pills are quite large, but thanks to the coat they're still easy to get down. However, they didn't prevent cold sore outbreaks at all.
Great for mouth ulcers
Posted by Reviewer2035978 on Jun 28, 2010
I bought these as I have been suffering with mouth ulcers recently and after only a few days of taking these the ulcers went away which was great. I have also improved my diet and am taking spirulina but the l-lysine I think have worked better than anything.
Posted by Reviewer2842299 on Oct 03, 2011
I keep L-Lysine on hand to help prevent cold sore outbreaks. If I take lysine as soon as I feel an outbreak coming, it will usually stop it. This is a must have item for me to keep on hand.
Fantastic for cold sores
Posted by Reviewer1091251 on Aug 12, 2011
This shipment came just in time. My Son developed a large coldsore and within 1/2 an hour of taking Now Foods' lysine, the pain was gone and a couple of hours later the coldsore had visibly shrunken and was on the mend.