Ingredients to look for:
Lysine, Vitamin C, Zinc and Bioflavonoids, and herbs Andrographis, Echinacea and Olive Leaf.
BENEFITS of Supplements
- Can boost the body’s natural ability to heal itself
- May assist the immune system in combating the cold sore and herpes virus
- Very low risk of side effects
- Shown in clinical study to have anti-viral effects
- Available over the counter
DISADVANTAGES of Supplements
- May not agree with some individuals. If you are currently taking medication you will need to consult with your Doctor before starting any supplement.
- Should be used consistently for best results, which is sometimes inconvenient
- May not work for everyone – look for supplements made in a “GMP certified” laboratory to make sure the quality and potency is a high standard which will improve the chances of it working as intended