It is true! Cold sores can be prevented for many with a simple nutritional supplement program. Discover for yourself how you too can create a strong immunity to cold sores with very little effort.
With any virus invasion, your body creates anti-bodies to defend against them. Your need a wide array of chemicals to create strong anti-bodies. These natural chemicals are what we call vitamins and minerals. (There are also many known and unknown phyto-nutrients that come into play.)
Amazing as it may sound, your body is full of various strains of virus besides the cold sore virus. Yes, even the polio virus. All these viruses are held in check by your immune system and the anti-bodies that are created. Your body has developed IMMUNITY to many of these viruses and they will quite likely never be a problem for you.
Of the eight known herpes simplex viruses, herpes simplex types 1 and type 2 are the two strains identified as causing both facial cold sores and below-the-waist herpes sores. The other five strains cause such diseases as chicken pox, shingles, and mononucleosis.
Chickenpox can be a terrible disease to get, especially as an adult. But you seldom see it today because most of us have developed immunity to it.
The cold sore virus is extremely small. Fact is, several of them can occupy a single nerve cell. They are a parasite. They can not survive and replicate without a host, and they prefer humans. The herpes virus enters a nerve cell and forces that cell to create clones of it. When full, it then destroys the cell to release the new virus.
As fast as scientists come up with a new anti-viral drug, the virus mutates and develops immunity to it. Acyclovir for cold sores and genital sores worked quite well when first introduced. Quickly, though, they have become less effective in killing herpes virus. There are many spin-offs of acyclovir that have become nearly obsolete too.
Your body was created to take care of itself. When you encounter a virus invader, like the cold sore virus, your body will develop an anti-body army to deal with that particular strain. Each time you get a cold sore, you create fresh anti-bodies to add to your reserves. Your body will come up with new versions of anti-bodies just as quickly as the virus mutates. The better anti-bodies you build (by providing the proper nutrients), the stronger your immunity to cold sores.
Vaccines, such as the polio vaccine, have been successful in curing many viral diseases. They are not designed to kill the virus directly but to aid the body in creating its own immunity to the virus – anti-bodies and killer cells. This is, by far, the best medicine for the many virus threats today. With cold sores you do not need the help of a vaccine. Your body can do it all for you – if you give it the necessary vitamins and minerals.
There was a time, not too many years ago, when you could be reasonably healthy from the nutrients provided by fruits, vegetables and meats. Today, scientists have proven that vegetables and fruits have dramatically less nutrients than even 50 years ago.
For example – it would take 60 servings of spinach today to equal the nutrients of only one serving in 1948. That is absolutely incredible but true. Maybe that is one reason why there is so much chronic disease today. And why more people are getting cold sore outbreaks than ever before – and more frequently.
I hope this all makes sense to you now. In order for you to truly hope to become immune to cold sores, and prevent many other chronic diseases, you must begin a daily regimen of good vitamin supplementation. By doing so, you will be giving your body the building blocks needed for a strong immune system and for cold sore prevention.