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Microgenics Cold sore defence 60 capsules

Cold sores are painful, fluid-filled blisters that commonly appear on or near the lips in clusters or patches. They are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), and are often transmitted through contact with a lesion on an infected person, for instance via kissing or sharing of utensils.

Once contracted, the virus lays dormant, waiting for the perfect environment to produce a cold sore. Common triggers for a cold sore outbreak include stress, sun burn, and low immune status.1 Women may also be more susceptible to them prior to their menstrual cycle.2

Lysine helps to reduce the occurrence of cold sores A diet high in foods containing the amino acid arginine, such as nuts and chocolate, can contribute to the outbreaks of cold sores, because arginine allows the HSV to grow. Lysine is an amino acid that slows down the growth and replication of the HSV.

Improving lysine levels can speed up recovery time and reduce the chance of recurrent cold sore outbreaks. Research shows lysine supplementation can not only reduce the frequency, but also the duration of a cold sore outbreak.3,4,5,6

Zinc and Vitamin C support skin health
Zinc improves wound healing. It has been demonstrated that zinc deficiency can
result in delayed wound healing.7 It can help shorten the duration of cold sore outbreaks.8

Many studies have shown that vitamin C supplementation supports wound healing.9,10 Vitamin C may also shorten the duration of a cold sore outbreak.11

Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea has a long history of use as a strong anti-viral, and research has shown that it can be effective against the Herpes Simplex Virus.12,13,14

Olive Leaf Extract
Studies have demonstrated that Olive Leaf Extract is effective against many viruses, including the Herpes Simplex Virus.15,16

Lysine can help reduce the duration and frequency of cold sore outbreaks
Olive Leaf Extract and Echinacea support the immune system fighting viruses such as the cold sore virus
Zinc and Vitamin C can help improve wound healing in cold sore lesions

Capsules for better absorption
Contains Olive Leaf Extract and Echinacea

Microgenics Cold Sore Defence contains lysine which helps to reduce occurrence of facial cold sores. It also contains vitamin C and zinc which supports immune system health and function, plus supports skin health and wound healing.
– Lysine helps to reduce occurrence of facial cold sores
– Vitamin C and zinc supports healthy immune system function

INGREDIENTS (per hard capsule))
Lysine hydrochloride 500 mg
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 33 mg
Zinc gluconate 50 mg
Equiv. to Zinc 7.15 mg
Echinacea purpurea (Echinacea)
ext. dry conc. 5.56 mg
from fresh herb 250 mg
Olea europaea (Olive)
ext. dry conc. 25 mg
from minimum dry leaf 250 mg
standardised to contain Oleuropein 5 mg

Store below 30°C. Keep away from children.

Adults, take 1 hard capsule three times daily
with water, with meals, or as directed by your
healthcare professional.

WARNING: Vitamins and minerals can only be
of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. If
symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
Do not use if tamper evidence seal is missing, torn
or broken. Contains sulfites.
Not suitable for use during pregnancy and

If taking prescription medication or if in doubt
consult your healthcare professional.