As an alternative to Lysine-C, take these Lysine tablets separately and add your own choice of Vitamin C supplement. Lysine is a useful supplement for Herpes simplex (cold sore) sufferers to take when supplementing with Sx or Arginine. Lysine is mainly found in animal proteins so vegetarians may be deficient Lysine is needed for the production of carnitine Carnitine helps the body metabolise fats Two tablets typically provide 1000mg L-Lysine. Tableted with these natural ingredients: Natural Lithothamnion calcarea, cellulose, zein protein coating, vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide. Suggested intake Take 2 tablets, 1-3 times a day.