In terms of negative side effects, a small percentage of patients have canker sores inside of their mouths. These seem to be temporary in the small percentage of patients who get them.
For the patients that do get canker sores, we recommend that patients take lysine, a supplemental amino acid that resolves canker sores.
HSV causes canker sores. Furthermore HSV reproduction is stymied by the inhibition of arginine synthesis by L-lysine. Arginine is needed for HSV replication. Studies conducted since 1978 have shown that lysine is a viable treatment of canker sores. Lysine has been shown to reduce lesion frequency, recovery time, clinical manifestations, and recurrence rate.
It’s also recommended that you take a zinc and vitamin C supplement to provide your immune system with an additional boost.
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