Genital Herpes Can Be Dealt With!
It may sound strange but we first learned about the power of monolaurin in breast milk – found in high concentration in mother’s milk. Babies have extremely weak immune systems and it is monolaurin that keep so many babies healthy during their beginning days.
Monolaurin is an antiviral and antibacterial that is used to treat a large number of lipid-coated viruses. This is remarkable because of these viruses are some of the most difficult to treat, including the flu, HIV, and herpes – including genital herpes!
Monolaurin breaks down that fatty protein shield that herpes has to prolong its existence. Once the virus has been weakened, the body swoops in and finishes the job. Fighting off a disease like herpes is not easy, so this can take a toll on your body, usually resulting in fatigue and flu-like symptoms. The body is simply fighting of the virus the only way it knows how. With the combination of monolaurin and a good multi-vitamin, your body has a much better chance of curbing these effects.
The famous Dr Weil says this; “Genital herpes is very common and highly contagious. It’s caused by a virus transmitted through sexual contact as well as kissing, often by people who don’t know they are infected or aren’t aware that they can transmit the infection when they don’t have symptoms. When active, the herpes virus can cause painful sores in the genital area, but it can lay dormant for years before causing an outbreak.
Antiviral drugs are available to prevent these flare-ups, but I have concerns about their long-term safety and recommend them infrequently. Instead, I suggest trying the following natural methods that I have found to be effective.
This is a nontoxic compound composed of lauric acid (a fatty acid found in breast milk) and glycerin. It has antiviral properties and may be capable of permanently inactivating all strains of the herpes virus. I’ve seen good results with monlaurin in patients at the Integrative Medicine Clinic at the University of Arizona.
There are many capsules on the market today that boast the power of monolaurin and lauric acid, but most products deliver these compounds in a weakened, diluted form, limiting their effectiveness. If you decide to give this natural treatment a try, make sure you’re getting 100% products. Look for Monolaurin not only giving you a concentrated form but also including MonoCaprin and other coconut forms.
In addition to the commonly known supplements Vitamin D, Lactoferrin and echinacea, physicians are recommending taking monolaurin daily. As you know, doctors often overprescribe antibiotics – which will not work for viral infections. Monolaurin is a more judicious prescription for cold and flu. It is recommended to take a maintenance dose and more when one has a flare up of the herpes virus (as per directions).Viral diseases result from a series of growth cycles that kill or alter cells. The maximal goal of antiviral treatment is to restore function to the infected cells, stop viral replication and thus prevent spread to additional cells. The difficulty is inhibition of the virus without harming the body’s cells. Diseases may become evident only after extensive viral multiplication and cellular alteration have occured. Also, antiviral therapy can result in resistant mutation.
Monolaurin is an exciting supplement because of its antiviral properties that enable selective use of a non-toxic agent to humans. Monolaurin works directly on the envelopy coat of the virus by disrupting the conformation of the lipid bilayer, preventing adsorption (attachment) to host cells. It does not upset the gastrointestinal tract. No significant effect was noted in liver enzymes, leukocyte count, red cell count or hemoglobin levels in studies.
Not only does Monolaurin exert antiviral activity by direct activity, it also enhances both nonspecific as well as specific host defenses against viral invasion. It does not have an effect on lymphocyte or macrophage functions. It potentiates immunological activity by triggering agents as mitogens, antigens, phagocytic stimuli or lymphokines.
Monolaurin should continue to be taken, not just during outbreaks to reduce the chance of relapse. For those who have additional needs or skin infections, look for monolaurin-basedlotions, soaps, conditioners, and creams.