Lysine is an essential amino acid, meaning your body can’t manufacture it — you need to get it in your diet. Lysine is needed for growth and to help maintain nitrogen balance in your body. While it’s true that most people get adequate lysine in their diets, vegetarians and vegans, and those who
exercise a lot may be deficient.
You’ll want to make sure that you get enough lysine, especially when you consider a new growing body of evidence. It has to do with a link between the virus that causes cold sores and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Medical experts think the herpes virus could be a major cause of the plaques found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. This has been big health news. Tons of money has been poured into Alzheimer’s research, but treatments remain elusive. No one knows how to stop amyloid plaque and neurofibrillary tangles from multiplying and damaging the brain.
Research teams have discovered that a particular herpes virus is located very specifically in amyloid plaque. In fact, an astonishing 90% of the plaque in Alzheimer’s disease sufferers’ brains contain this virus. Previous research showed that the virus is present in the brains of many elderly people and that, Continue reading