Can Sports Supplements Harm the Immune System?; polyDNA Answers this Question and Recommends Gene-Eden-VIR to Users of Sports Supplements

In its March 2014 survey, polyDNA found that 92% of respondents did not know that certain amino acid supplements commonly used by athletes can harm the immune system. polyDNA recommends that sports enthusiasts with HSV who use these amino acid supplements take Gene-Eden-VIR, which was shown to reduce genital herpes symptoms in a recent post-marketing clinical study.

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2014

polyDNA’s most recent survey found that 92% of respondents were unaware that certain sports supplements, which are commonly used by athletes, can harm the immune system. Specifically, a study found that “Branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) and glutamine may be involved in exercise-induced central fatigue and immune suppression.” (See the journal SportScience, from 1999) (1). Moreover, study authors wrote that “there is little evidence that supplementation of these amino acids enhances athletic performance (1).” polyDNA points out that using a supplement that suppresses the immune system creates the right environment for a latent virus, such as herpes (HSV) to reactivate and replicate. polyDNA therefore recommends that individuals with a genital herpes infection, and who use amino acid sports supplements talk to their doctors about Gene-Eden-VIR. This natural antiviral was shown to reduce genital herpes symptoms in a post-marketing clinical study that followed FDA guidelines.

Another study supports findings that some sports supplements can harm the immune system. Study authors wrote that “Excessive amounts of specific nutrients … have the potential to cause detrimental effects to immune function.” (See Immunology and Cell Biology, from 2000) (2). Moreover, “megadoses of vitamins and minerals are just some of the many dietary alterations commonly used by athletes. Such dietary extremes may in fact compromise immune function (2).”

In addition to these negative effects, intense and prolonged exercise can damage the immune system even without the use of supplements. In fact, another study found that “Heavy prolonged exertion is associated with numerous hormonal and biochemical changes, many of which potentially have detrimental effects on immune function. Furthermore, improper nutrition can compound the negative influence of heavy exertion on immunocompetence (2).”

What does all of this mean?

Because some sports supplements and intense prolonged exercise suppress the immune system, the body’s defenses are prevented from controlling latent viruses like HSV-2. “Although normally suppressed, the virus may later reactivate, particularly in cases of immunosuppression.” (See Microbiology and Immunology Online, last updated May 24, 2011) (3). When the herpes virus is reactivated, it replicates and causes characteristic symptoms, including cold sores, fever blisters, and genital sores.

“Genital herpes is a common STD, and most people with genital herpes infection do not know they have it.” (See the CDC, last updated on April 30, 2013) (4). For these individuals, “two types of antiviral treatments against HSV are available: topical and oral. The treatments include penciclovir, acyclovir, famciclovir, and valaciclovir. However, their effectiveness is limited. For instance, a meta-analysis of five placebo-controlled and two dose comparison studies evaluated the effect of aciclovir, famciclovir or valaciclovir on symptoms. The meta-analysis showed that oral antiviral therapy decreases the duration and the associated pain of an outbreak by merely one day.” (See Pharmacology & Pharmacy, from September 2013) (5).

“The New York Times reported in 2010 that athletes who participate in direct contact sports are at a higher risk for some kinds of herpes (6). It is an unpleasant thought that just by taking an amino acid supplement, or by exercising long and hard, one might be increasing the likelihood of a herpes outbreak. We recommend that athletes talk to their doctors about Gene-Eden-VIR. This natural antiviral was shown to reduce genital herpes symptoms in a recent post-marketing clinical study.” Mike Evans, polyDNA

The medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs, showed that Gene-Eden-VIR is safe and effective (5). Additionally, up to 70% of those studied reported a decrease in symptoms associated with HSV infection, and users experienced an increase in overall health (5).

Each ingredient of Gene-Eden-VIR was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals around the world to identify the safest, most effective natural ingredients that target the latent herpes virus (5).

Additionally, the herpes virus can cause individuals to feel fatigued. A second clinical study showed that Gene-Eden-VIR decreased physical and mental fatigue. (See Pharmacology & Pharmacy, from March, 2014) (7).

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(1) Effects of Protein and Amino-Acid Supplementation on Athletic Performance. Published in 1999.

(2) Modification of immune responses to exercise by carbohydrate, glutamine and anti-oxidant supplements. Published in 2000.

(3) Microbiology and Immunology On-Line - University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Virology - Chapter Eleven - Herpes Viruses. Last updated May 24, 2011.

(4) CDC - Genital Herpes. Last updated April 30, 2013.

(5) Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published on August 12, 2013.

(6) Gene-Eden-VIR Decreased Physical and Mental Fatigue in a Post Marketing Clinical Study That Followed FDA Guidelines; Results Support Microcompetition Theory. Published in March 2014.

(7) New York Times - Health Guide - Herpes Simplex. Last Reviewed November 5, 2010.

polyDNA is a biotechnology company that develops dietary supplements using the unique scientific method developed by Dr. Hanan Polansky, which is based on Computer Intuition.

In addition to his unique scientific method, Dr. Polansky published the highly acclaimed scientific discovery, called Microcompetition with Foreign DNA. The discovery explains how foreign DNA fragments, and specifically, DNA of latent viruses, cause most major diseases.

polyDNA developed Gene-Eden-VIR, an antiviral natural remedy that helps the immune system kill latent viruses.