A friend across the pond suggested i try Lysine for my CFS, after 1 week now of taking 1 tablet daily of 1000mg i can say it's helped me a great deal, hope it can be useful to others. I am going to keep taking it daily after the results i've had. I'm no where near as tired as i was before.. I have a new found energy!! :-)

You can buy it from Holland & Barrett for about £5.99 containing 90 tablets

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  • That' wonderful, Keno25. Will have to try this and see if it's good for Fibro too.

    Hugs Ren Robin x

  • It's worth a try renrobin :-)

  • never heard of it, what's Is it meant for? xx

  • I've never heard of Lysine either, but I looked it up and here's some info on it -

    Lysine is an essential amino acid. This nutrient was first isolated in 1889 from casein. It is required for growth and bone development in children, assists in calcium absorption and maintaining the correct nitrogen balance in the body and maintaining lean body mass. Furthermore it is needed to produce antibodies, hormones, enzymes, as well as repair of tissue. Lysine appears to help the body absorb calcium, and it plays an important role in the formation of collagen, a substance important for bones and connective tissues including skin, tendon, and cartilage.

    Lysine must be used with care in supplement form when taking antibiotics as well.

    Good sources of Lysine are found in cheese, eggs, lima beans, potatoes, milk, meat and brewer's yeast.

    Lysine is necessary for human health, but the body can't manufacture it. You have to get Lysine from food or supplements. Amino acids like Lysine are the building blocks of protein. Lysine is important for proper growth, and it plays an essential role in the production of carnitine, a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into energy and helping to lower cholesterol.

    Most people get enough Lysine in their diet, although athletes, vegans who don't eat beans, as well as burn patients may need more. Not enough Lysine can cause fatigue, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, agitation, bloodshot eyes, slow growth, anemia, and reproductive disorders. For vegans, legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) are the best sources of Lysine.

  • Thanks for the info Libby, you are always on the ball (-;

    I do eat a fair bit of cheese and plenty of tea with milk but usually the lower fat variety but I do have familial high cholesterol so could be worth a try if it helps there. Have to wait til I get the money tho xx

  • My pleasure Lynn! If some of the foods are too expensive try the cheaper ones, they will still give you the same benefit. I know it's hard to afford all the good foods we are told to eat. It's a constant juggle isn't it. Just do the best you can and hopefully it will have some good effect.

    Take care :)

  • thanks for the tip anything is worth a try x

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