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Preventing Cold Sores Without Expensive Cold Sore Remedies

May 24, 2008
Preventing cold sores (fever blisters - oral herpes) was once nearly impossible, but now quite simple. If you will let me explain in this article, you will quickly realize how easily you can be preventing cold sores.

Preventing cold sores (fever blisters, oral herpes) can often be done with nothing more than a daily intake of premium-quality vitamin supplements.

I know this may sound just too simple. Yes - you may be wondering why so many people suffer from these outbreaks when preventing cold sores can be achieved with such little effort.

Before I explain, let us review what actually causes a cold sore.

If you have oral herpes, fever blister or cold sore outbreaks, you were infected by the herpes simplex virus at some earlier point in your life. 89% of the world population is infected with this virus. Usually this happens before our tenth birthday.

The herpes virus is - most of the time - in a latent state. It hides deep below the surface in the facial nerve roots. Should it feel a drop in your immunity, it will move to the surface. If not stopped, it will then replicate and create a new sore.

When any virus infects us, our body creates anti-bodies against that particular virus strain. Every time you get an oral herpes sore, your body creates more anti-bodies to replenish the existing troops.

When the needed nutrients are present, and in the proper quantity, your anti-bodies will be a powerful defense in preventing cold sores. Without these nutrient building-blocks, your defenses will be weak and more sores will be the result.

A top-quality vitamin and mineral supplement will provide most of the nutrients you will need for preventing cold sores. All the vitamins will have a big impact on oral herpes, plus minerals zinc, magnesium and calcium.

Recent studies now show that calcium deficiency is common for 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.

The anti-stress vitamins B and C are very important in reducing the effects of daily stress on our bodies. Stress weakens the immune system and is the primary cause of cold sore episodes.

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.

Is it not possible to get all the vitamins we need from a good diet?

Food source nutrients are, without a doubt, the best quality and most effective. Many years ago our farm fields were rich with nutrients - and so was the food grown on them.

Today our soils are very depleted of nutrients. Depleted, also, are the foods we harvest from these fields. The plants may look the same. But they simply do not contain the nutrition they once did.

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.

Preventing cold sores requires us to provide our system the nutrients it needs to form powerful antibodies.

Organically grown foods are usually much higher in nutrients. But this, too, will not provide the actual quantity your body needs.

A daily vitamin regimen, as many have found, is a simple, powerful way of preventing cold sores. It gives your body the building blocks it needs for a strong immunity against herpes simplex and other viruses.

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
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