Study: Herpes Viruses Can Cause Brain Inflammation and Seizures; CBCD Comments on Study

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Violent convulsions and brain inflammation may result from a herpes virus infection in the cerebrospinal fluid, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology in January 2015. (1) The CBCD reviews the study and recommends two natural HSV remedies.

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We recommend that individuals concerned about infection with the herpes family of viruses, and complications such as vicious seizures, take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR. – Greg Bennett, CBCD

“Infected with the herpes virus (HSV-1, or HSV-2)? The CBCD recommends taking Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.” - Greg Bennett, CBCD

The latent herpes virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2) can reactivate, and cause powerful seizures and inflammation of the layers lining the brain. Dr. Neil W. Anderson and colleagues wrote in a recent study that “following infection, these viruses establish latency in sensory neural ganglia (brain nerves) and are capable of causing recurrent bouts of disease ranging from cutaneous eruptions (skin sores) to neurologic disease (brain disease). Central nervous system (CNS) infections secondary to HSV-1 and HSV-2 are well-recognized clinical entities and have been extensively studied. These infections can range in severity from mild and self-limiting to severe and fatal … (and) seizures (are) a known complication of both viruses.” (1) Dr. Anderson is from the Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in the USA. Symptoms of the most common type of seizure include “the loss of consciousness … followed by generalized body stiffening (called the "tonic" phase of the seizure) for 30 to 60 seconds, then by violent jerking (the “clonic” phase) for 30 to 60 seconds, after which the patient goes into a deep sleep (the “postictal” or after-seizure phase). During grand-mal seizures, injuries and accidents may occur, such as tongue biting and urinary incontinence.” (See WebMD from May 25, 2014) (2)

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) recommends that infected individuals take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR, which have a natural, antiviral formula that was shown to effectively reduce herpes virus symptoms in two separate post-marketing studies that followed FDA guidelines.

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The formula of Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD. The studies showed that the Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin formula is effective against the family of herpes viruses, including HSV-1 and HSV-2. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, “individuals infected with (HSV-1 or HSV-2)…reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR.” (3) The study authors also wrote that, “We observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (3)

Both products can be ordered online on the Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR websites.

Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin are natural antiviral dietary supplements. Their formula contains five natural ingredients: Selenium, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Quercetin, Cinnamomum Extract, and Licorice Extract. The first ingredient is a trace element, and the other four are plant extracts. Each ingredient and its dose was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists at polyDNA, the company that invented and patented the formula, scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals, and identified the safest and most effective natural ingredients against latent viruses. To date, Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin are the only natural antiviral products on the market with published clinical studies that support their claims.

Infection with two or more viruses, such as HSV-1 and HSV-2, is called a co-infection, and is relatively common. One study found that out of 534 study subjects, “the overall rates of HSV-1 and HSV-2 antibody prevalence were 86% and 59%, with 52% HSV-1-HSV-2 coinfection.” (See the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, from August 2005) (4)

The herpes family of viruses is known to cause several different types of brain and cerebrospinal inflammations, such as encephalitis and meningitis. In fact, notes that “herpes viruses are the other common cause of viral meningitis in adolescents and adults in developed countries. Herpes viruses include the herpes simplex viruses (HSVs) and varicella zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox and shingles. HSVs can cause meningitis or encephalitis (inflammation of the brain itself, which is much more serious). HSV encephalitis is mainly caused by HSV-1 (which is also the cause of most cold-sores), whereas meningitis is more often caused by HSV-2 (the cause of most genital herpes).” (See (5)

What treatments are available for herpes infections?

“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.” (3). There are also the natural supplements Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR, which have a formula that was designed to help the immune system target the herpes virus when it is in a latent form.

“We recommend that individuals concerned about infection with the herpes family of viruses, and complications such as vicious seizures, take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

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(1)    Neil W. Andersona, William Sistrunkb and Matthew J. Binnickera "Simultaneous Detection of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 in the Cerebrospinal Fluid of a Patient with Seizures and Encephalitis." Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Published in January 2015.

(2) - Epilepsy Seizure Types and Symptoms. Last reviewed on May 25, 2014.

(3) Polansky, H. Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published in September 2013.

(4) Laurent Andréoletti,1,* Emmanuel Piednoir,1 Jérôme Legoff,2 Véronique Brodard,1 Isabelle Beguinot,1 Christophe Strady,1 Christine Rouger,1 Christophe Piketty,2 Ali Si-Mohamed,2 Michel Daniel Kazatchkine,2 Jean-Elie Malkin,3 and Laurent Bélec2 "High Seroprevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection in French Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1-Infected Outpatients." J Clin Microbiol. Aug 2005; 43(8): 4215–4217

(5) - Viral Meningitis

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