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Is lysine safe for children?

L-lysine is usually not recommended for infants or toddlers. Most other children will receive adequate amounts of the amino acid in their diets and so not require a supplement. The children who may benefit from L-lysine usually should be given only a reduced dose and after consultation with a doctor.

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