If you suffer from cold sores, you know how painful and unsightly they can be. Well, I have good news for you! I have found an all natural remedy that has made a world of difference for me.
Quantum Super Lysine+
I found this in the natural foods department of my Fred Meyer grocery store. It was on sale, or else I probably wouldn’t have purchased it, but I thought it would be great to have on hand, because my cold sores seem to pop up almost instantly.
This product is made by Quantum, Inc. and it consists of a tiny tube of cream that you apply directly to your sold sores.
The tube is only .25 ounces (7g), and it tiny, only 2 1/2″ long. The cream is a light green color, and it’s quite greasy. The directions say to apply liberally as needed.
Active: Zinc oxide 1.2%
Inactive: L-lysine, Vitamins A, D & E in a base of Olive Oil, Yellow Beeswax, Goldenseal Extract, Propolis Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Cajeput Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Gum Benzoin Tincture, Honey.
I have used straight Tea Tree Oil for several years on my cold sores, but it only works if I hit them right at the first stages, when my lip gets that tingly feeling and I know it’s on it’s way.
I have read that L-lysine is good for fever blisters, or cold sores, but don’t remember to add it to my vitamin regimen on a regular basis. I don’t even think about it until a cold sore rears it’s ugly head.
Initially, this light green cream smells a little bit like tea tree oil, actually that’s about the only scent that I can discern, but it’s very mild. Tea Tree oil smells kind of like terpentine, and it’s not the most pleasant scent and it tastes awful when I used to dab it onto my cold sores. The consistency is almost like that of vaseline, it’s quite greasy, but almost looks like you’re wearing clear lip gloss!
This Quantum Super Lysine Plus cream doesn’t smell too bad, and it doesn’t have much of a taste at all. When I first apply it, my lips sense a little bit of a tingling sensation, but that doesn’t last very long.
I was a bit concerned when I saw that the main ingredient was zinc oxide (it’s that white sticky cream that is in Desitin baby ointment, and skiers use it to prevent sunburn). However, the package did say that it goes on clear, provides immediate relief and soothes rather than burns. That is all pretty much true. Although it does have a green tinge, it does go on completely clear, and it doesn’t burn or sting when applied to the cold sores, even when they are open. I can’t say that it provides immediate relief, but it certainly does speed the healing process. And when the cold sores start to heal and get that itching sensation, this helps deal with that as well.
Aside from Tea Tree Oil, which has antiviral and antifungal properties, this cream is full of great healing, NATURAL ingredients.
Goldenseal Extract: boosts the immune system.
Propolis Extract: is made by bees and acts as a natural disinfectant.
Calendula Extract: comes from the marigold plant and helps heal wounds.
Echinacea Extract: boosts the immune system.
Cajeput Oil: comes from the Cajeput tree, and smells similar to camphor and eucalyptus. It promotes healthy skin among a host of other health benefits.
Gum Benzoin Tincture: is a natural antiseptic.
God gave us plants that have medicinal purposes, and I love to take advantage of these natural benefits when I can! I love Super Lysine Plus, it lessens the time I have to deal with a cold sore to a few days, and it contains no harsh chemical ingredients.
The box states that this is “America’s #1 Natural Formula”, and I can see why. It is clinically proven to work and it does.
If you suffer from cold sores, I think you should give Quantum Super Lysine Plus Cream a try.
This retails for $6.59, but was on sale for $4.79.