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Lizi

I'm new to this but I have done a ton of reading...I have asymptomatic genital hsv2...I have read that 20% olive leaf extract can inhibit if not suppress viral shedding...does anyone know what percentage it can decrease it?

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JBnATL

I have never seen studies about olive leaf extract, but have seen them for lysine and antivirals. Here is a good link about transmission rates with taking antivirals:

www.hsvblog.org/herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-101

Come to the "Chat Room", there you will find many nice fellow Herpsters who can offer you their support.

Good luck!

JB

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Lizi

Hello JB, thanks for the link...besides having some actual numbers it is very positive...something that I'm needing right now :)...I have found many references for olive leaf extract and if I could get some more definitive stats on it I would rather take that than Valtrex as it has no side effects and is quite a bit less expensive...I'll keep looking and if I find anything will be sure to post for those of us who are into that type of treatment

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safeandsound

Hi,

I am interested in olive leaf extract as well and other herbs to reduce asymptomatic shedding.

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Lizi

so far 20% olive leaf extract is the only herbal remedy to inhibit/suppress viral shedding...it really depends on which source you read as to the degree it inhibits...I have read that it compares closely to Valtrex but I want to confirm with an actual research paper...but it does sound promising to me

here is a link to get you started:

http://www.theherbprof.com/hrbOliveLeaf.htm

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Lizi

here is some more info from good ol' wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_leaf

I'm going to start researching the active compound, oleuropein and see what I can come up with...and a clarification of my previous post...it should be 20% oleuropein from the olive leaf extract

if anyone has any info on this I would be so grateful :)

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Lizi

after doing more reading, I've decided to take the 20% oleurpein from olive leaf extract, Andrographis & Echineceae...the latter two have a synergistic effect...all 3 of these have antiviral properties and have shown to inhibit viral shedding

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Lizi

Hottfoxxy: How much do you take/day? and how did you decide on that amount? Most of the references I've found are for acute symptoms rather than chronic...I did explain at the health food store what my intentions are, that I want to suppress viral shedding and they recommended a lower dose every day...for the Andrographis and Echineceae it was recommended a low dose every day with the occaisional break of up to 2 weeks

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Hottfoxxy

I believe mine is 18 % olipurin lol however it's spelled I take it plus a multi vitaminand 500 mg of valtrex daily and no outbreaks I've had h for going on over 6 yrs

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