There is some evidence that decreasing intake of arginine containing foods may decrease the replication of the herpes simplex virus. Combining low arginine intake along with lysine supplementation may significantly increase the effectiveness of such a diet. Nuts are a source of arginine.
Refined carbohydrate intake may have a negative impact on immune function and thus may allow the virus to replicate.
Limit trans-fatty acids as they can have a negative impact on immune function.
Stress is the biggest concern with people who are prone towards any kind of herpes infection whether we are talking cold sores, shingles, genital herpes or eye herpes infections. You should learn new coping mechanisms for stressful events. In situations where you find yourself in a stressed state, perform meditation, yoga or some other type of balancing practice.
Exercise helps to maintain a healthy immune system and prevent the risk of all types of infections. Be sure to exercise only moderately because aggressive exercise can result in a temporary decreases in immune function that can open the door for herpes infection. Be sure to hydrate yourself and keep well nourished to keep the immune system fed and healthy during and after exercise.
Red Marine Algae – 3 Capsules three times daily during outbreaks. Red Marine Algae is a powerful herb with anti-viral qualities that supports the immune system’s ability to control herpes simplex.
Pure Radiance C– 2 Capsules three times daily during outbreaks. 2 capsules twice daily for everyday support. Vitamin C plays an important role in maintaining immune function and may work to impair the replication of the herpes virus.
L-Lysine – 1,000 mg three times daily. Lysine works by interfering with the replication of the herpes virus.
Oleavicin Soothing Gel – This formula combines allantoin along with olive leaf extract and other nutrients to speed the healing of cold sores. Apply four times daily at the first sign of outbreak.
I'm a licensed pharmacist specializing in natural approaches to health and disease. I have hosted the weekly radio show on Wake Up Healthy for almost 20 years on WCBM 680 every Sunday from 10-11 AM EST. You can listen anywhere in the world by downloading the WCBM app.