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Preventing Cold Sores - When You Cannot Afford a Cold Sore

May 13, 2008
Preventing cold sores, oral herpes or fever blister outbreaks was at one time thought to be difficult, but now is quite easy. If you will let me, I would like to show you how you can be preventing cold sores within minutes.

Preventing cold sores (same as oral herpes or fever blisters) is as easy as taking a daily top-shelf vitamin and mineral supplement. Quite honestly, many folks find nothing more is needed.

Hard to believe you say? I know exactly what you mean. If it works so well, why do so many cold sore victims still not know about it? Trust me - many smart people are preventing cold sores everyday with this one method alone.

Before I explain how vitamins and minerals work so well for preventing cold sores, I would like to share one thing first. It is helpful to have a good understanding about what actually causes the cold sore.

Cold sore and fever blister episodes are identical oral herpes sores caused by infection of the herpes simplex virus. About 88% of all people carry the herpes virus and were infected before they were 12 years old.

Usually the herpes virus is hibernating in the facial nerve roots - commonly called the nerve ganglia. When it senses an immune system weakness, it will travel to the surface to create new virus. This replication process creates the visible sore.

Our body will create targeted immune soldiers, called anti-bodies, whenever we are invaded by an active virus. Each cold sore outbreak will cause our body to build more fresh anti-bodies targeting the herpes virus.

Preventing cold sores means robust anti-bodies are needed. They will be strong only if the proper nutrients - in sufficient quantities - are available when the anti-bodies are created. Otherwise your defenses will be weak and multiple sores the result.

Most of the nutrients needed for preventing cold sores can be obtained from a really good daily nutritional supplement. All the vitamins - A through E - will be helpful against oral herpes. Also, the minerals zinc and calcium are very powerful medicine.

Recent studies now show that calcium deficiency is common in those who have frequent cold sores. Calcium is big against oral herpes, cold sores and fever blisters. Calcium keeps the body alkaline. No virus can get a foothold in an alkaline environment.

Also, vitamins B and C are known to function as anti-stress vitamins because they help reduce the effects of mental and physical stress. And you must have heard by now that stress is the number one cause of cold sore outbreaks.

The main vitamins for healthy, radiant skin are the oily vitamins E, D and A. Your body can store these longer than B and C. Not only do they help against herpes simplex infections, but the help speed knitting of the skin.

You may wonder why we cannot get all these nutrients from food rather than supplements.

Years ago it was possible. Food certainly provides the very best quality, body-ready nutrients. Then our field soils were rich and the fruits and vegetables brimming with vitamins and minerals.

Over the past 100 years, our farmland has become quite depleted due to heavy commercial farming. Without the nutrients in the soil, our foods no longer have the nutrients they once had.

Studies show you have to eat 50 ounces of spinach today to get the same nutrients as one ounce of spinach grown 48 years ago. We simply are not getting the nutrition from our food we once did.

Researchers have come to the conclusion we are dramatically lacking proper quantities of important nutrients for disease prevention and a strong immune system. The herpes simplex virus, as well as other viruses, are rampant today.

One step in preventing cold sores effectively is to give your body the vitamins it must have to create super anti-bodies. Organically grown or homegrown food will help. This will give you the best quality, but not the quantity of nutrients necessary.

Preventing cold sores with additional consumption of vitamins and minerals on a daily basis is smart and effective. It will provide the higher amounts of nutrients you need for cold sore control.

If you suffer a lot of cold sore events, than give this a try. There are other things you can be doing, but this should be the first method you use for preventing cold sores.
About the Author
Denny Bodoh knows Cold Sores. Go to Denny's hot web site and check out his excellent articles about cold sores. You will enjoy some amazing Cold Sore home remedies and facts you can use today.
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