Xdxml wrote:Is there a risk of overdosing on lysine...technically it means I'm getting 4 grams supplement form and at least 6 grams from my diet and that would be over the recommended 6 grams a day.
The conscientious scientist Linus Pauling was, I pretty sure he considered the already taken Lysine through diet when recommending 6 grams additional to that by supplementing.
Also for many years supplementing 6 g additional to diet, never had difficulties due to that. But tolerance of individual nutrients is individual indeed. For example despite supplementing so many individual amino-acids (6g arginines, 6g lysine, 3g glycine, 3g taurine, 2g carnitine, 2g creatine, 2g beta-alanine, 2g proline..) I still do need additional protein powders, to keep my serum protein in a healthy range. For an other that could drive protein in serum too high.
Therefore always best with any supplement to start with a relatively low dose, increase gradually over weeks, months and years, and keep watching for symptoms or changes in lab-testing, to be able to adapt individual doses accordingly. A dose good for one, might not be so good for another. And only oneself by observations and experimenting can find that out for oneself.