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Animal Eye Supplements Greenville SC

Whether an animal is receiving natural supplements for an ophthalmologic condition or for some other problem, herbs and nutraceuticals can affect eye health. Certain natural products confer clear benefits, with little to no toxic outcome. For example, daily oral administration of 400 mg of l-lysine reduced viral shedding from the conjunctival fornix following rehousing in cats latently infected with feline herpesvirus type-1 (FHV-1).

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Benefits and Cautions for Supplements and the Eye

Whether an animal is receiving natural supplements for an ophthalmologic condition or for some other problem, herbs and nutraceuticals can affect eye health.

This has not escaped the notice of ophthalmologists, as several publications have recently surfaced, exposing these possibilities and raising concern.1,2,3,4

L-lysine and Herpesvirus
Certain natural products confer clear benefits, with little to no toxic outcome. For example, daily oral administration of 400 mg of l-lysine reduced viral shedding from the conjunctival fornix following rehousing in cats latently infected with feline herpesvirus type-1 (FHV-1).5,6 Usually, a physiologic stressor such as rehousing would stimulate viral reactivation.7

The successful control of herpes simplex virus type 1 in humans with l-lysine suggested that it might benefit cats afflicted with FHV-1. High intracellular concentrations of lysine and low levels of l-arginine inhibit herpes simplex virus growth in tissue culture.8,9

However, the sensitivity of cats to l-arginine deficiency required assessment of the effectiveness of l-lysine supplementation alone, i.e., sans concurrent l-arginine restriction. L-lysine poses few safety concerns.

L-lysine Contraindications
Two potential contraindications include renal and hepatic disease in which patients may have difficulty eliminating the large amounts of nitrogen generated from l-lysine metabolism.10

Potential drug interactions include, first, increased absorption and...

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