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Genital Herpes And Nutritional Supplements

Posted Jan 31 2011 6:48am

Certain nutritional supplements may provide a natural prevention strategy to reduce the occurrence and or the severity of a Genital Herpes outbreak.

Nutrients that benefit the skin:

Nutrients that reduce inflammation naturally:

Nutrients that improve immunity and healing:

Nutrients depleted by stress:

Nutrients that support hormonal balance:




above information sourced from prescription for nutritional healing.

Genital Herpes is sexually transmitted and once in your system never leaves.  It is contagious and incurable. Often it is silent or completely without symptoms. Many have it and don’t even know. Safe sex practices, keeping one’s self very healthy and communication with any potential sexual partner is key. A sexually transmitted disease diagnosis can be very alarming, confusing and have one feel “like a leper”.  Don’t let the disease define you.  Society can unfortunately be very labeling.

Many sites list that these things also trigger outbreaks:

menstrual cycle

emotional stress

physical stress

sexual intercourse



another virus, or illness – especially w/ fever

surgical trauma

steroidal meds

poor diet.

Interestingly the nutrients that benefit someone with Genital Herpes are all nutrients that can also benefit the above triggers.

Natural topical treatments for outbreaks include: ice, epsom salt baths, tea tree oil, or soothing anti-viral creams .

Foods that contain L-argine, an amino acid, should be eaten in moderation during an outbreak. L-argine supresses L-lysine, also an amino acid, that retards the growth of the virus.

L-argine foods include: chicken, soy, grain, nuts and seeds, dairy, chocolate – during outbreaks citrus foods should also be avoided.

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