...also as a body buider did you take any supplements to help build up of muscle?
In my meanderings i noticed some peoples condition were reported to improve vastly with lisine an essential ammino acid (which means the body doesn't make it, so has to be introduced, via diet and is adequate enough in normal diets but a significant source of which is in BREWERS YEAST.
But i noticed lisine supplements are promoted in the health sport section of health food stores for building up. Amongst other benefits it plays a role in vital calcium uptake...( which are again robbed by booze, caffiene, lack of exercise, and stress) (lack of lisine has been attributed to thin hair and hair loss)
But what is curious too is it's role in heading off the other lip disorder herpes simplex ; a virus (residing waiting around in ganglion nerves in the brain) Some people carry this but is never expressed but in others both young and mature regardless of background well being and lifestyle, it arrives on the lips as a cold sore... there is no cure..it's triggered by stress feeling run down some say sun light.
Simplex herpes thrives on arginine found in beans lentils chocolate..the more stressed you are the weaker your immune system is the likelier chance of it rearing its head...LISINE interferes with the absorbtion of arginine in the intestine.. and effectively STARVES the virus where it retreats back into the ganglion...
A remedy for cold sore is reduce arginine food sources supplement with vit C LISINE and the skin wound repair guys MSM ( collagen post)not sure of long term high doses though.
Why has lisine been a success for some? they are known to moderate hormones too..so people link EC to this..has anyone else considered ec to be a similar virus but one which is switched on 24/7..? Simplex herpes thrives on certain food sources rich in arginine, stress and depleted energy, supressed immune. When not active on the lips in the form of a cold sore, it travels and returns back along the nerves and lays dormant in ganglions in the head region.
There was a high incidence at one time of a thread where those posting showing EC symptoms were on the "lean side"...I was wondering what prompted you to take up body building was it for build up weight loss, or for plain good old exercise?...