Blooms Lysine 500 may help reduce the severity and healing time of cold sores. Blooms Lysine 500 may reduce the frequency of cold sores outbreaks and herpes viruses. Lysine is a crucial amino acid that is an essential building block for all protein. It aids in the production of antibodies, hormones and enzymes, and helps in collagen formation and tissue repair - important for bones and connective tissues such as tendons, cartilage and skin. Lysine has the ability to fight the symptoms of cold sores and the herpes viruses. It's beneficial for recovery from injuries and surgery due to its role in building muscle protein and aids in calcium absorption. It also aids in the production of antibodies, hormones, enzymes, collagen formation and tissue repair. Directions: Adults - Take 1 capsule daily to reduce the frequency of recurrence of cold sores. Take 2 capsules up to three times daily to reduce the severity and healing time of cold sores. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Use only as directed and always read the label. Ingredients: Lysine hydrochloride 625 mg equivalent to lysine 500 mg Caution: Lysine in the diet is considered safe, but pregnant and breastfeeding women or people with kidney or liver disease should consult a healthcare professional before taking supplemental lysine.