Sunday, December 03, 2006

Cold Sores and Vitamins That Prevent Cold Sores


Cold sores are primarily caused by stress in your immune system.

For cold sores, I strongly recommend to anyone wishing to eliminate or reduce cold sore outbreaks in their lives, should be taking a good daily vitamin and mineral supplement for their cold sores (fever blisters, oral herpes).

Cold sores are prevented or lessened in severity by the synergetic action of the COMPLETE array of vitamins and minerals provided by a good multiple supplement.

Cold sores, however, have been much researched. Certain nutrients have shown to be quite useful as a cold sore treatment.

Some of these key nutrients found effective as a cold sore remedy:

Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Vitamin E. Minerals that help prevent cold sores include zinc, and the seldom talked about (for a cold sore remedy) calcium. There are also several amino acids (protein fractions) which work quite well against cold sores. The most talked about currently is LYSINE.

If you take a daily multiple vitamin and mineral supplement, as talked about previously as a cold sore treatment, the following are the minimum quantities you should insist on for good health and prevention of cold sores.

Vitamin C - 1000 mg.

B Vitamins. B1(thiamin), B2(riboflavin), B3(niacin or niacinamide), B5(pantothenic acid), B6(pyridoxine) and PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) - minimum daily dose 50 mg. each. I would prefer 100 mg. of B3, B5, and B6. I personally take an additional "stress" supplement which is primarily the complete array of B vitamins and vitamin C to boost these quantities in my immune system.

Vitamin E - 400 mg. to 800 mg. Should include not only alpha-tocopherol, but the gamma and delta tocopherols as well. Also all four of the Vitamin E tocotrienols.

Zinc - 30 mg. - no more than 50 mg. maximum.

Calcium - 1000 mg. at the very least. 2000 mg. is much better for preventing cold sores.

Lysine - not normally found in a multiple vitamin product so you will have to buy separately. Very cheap and very important to prevent cold sores or any herpes outbreaks. 500 mg. to 1000 mg. per day as a cold sore treatment - to keep cold sores (fever blisters, oral herpes) virus latent.

Currently my family is taking an excellent multiple vitamin product called "Forward Plus Daily Regimen" by Julian Whitaker, MD.

It comes in very convenient tear-open packets. Each packet contains 6 medium size capsules of the vitamins and minerals, one capsule of fish oil concentrate, and one capsule of phyto-nutrient essentials. Each box contains 60 of these packets.

This currently is the most complete and highest quality isolated nutrient program I have found. He uses nothing but the finest USP isolated nutrients.

I don't make a dime if you buy them - just wanted to tell you what I use for a cold sore remedy.

Get on his email newsletter list or check out his vitamins at - he usually has a sale on some of his products each month, and they are all top shelf. You can also call him at 800-722-8008. I have had trouble ordering from his web-site but maybe he has it fixed now.

Cold sores can be prevented with proper nutrition. We will talk next as to why certain nutrients can cure cold sores.

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