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Has anyone used this stuff on a regular basis at least over the past year? I've find threads from a few members describing their experience using this stuff; but have yet to receive confirmation from any of them on how their current Herpes condition is today.

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Since you mentioned it to me I have been searching with some mixed data. Seems as though some say it is potentially dangerous, while others argue to use low dosages and youll be OK. I get a little freaked out sometimes with all the natural stuff that is totally unregulated by the FDA when some can have adverse interactions with eachother and you may not know. It didnt stop me from going to my store to try and find beta glucan and olive leaf oil. I would like to know your progress with the stuff.

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I searched for articles expressing the cons with BHT, and there is probably overlap between what we both found. Even at lower dosages (< 1000 mg), i am open to believing that side effects may come -- earlier, or years down the road. At this point, the way I see it, i'm dealing with the lesser of multiple evils. So, it's hard to say what I should do. I certainly can't trust the "experts", e.g. infectious disease specialists, neurologists, and the like. We are essentially on our own, and sorta serve as our own Guinea Pigs, unfortunately. Maybe it'll be placebo...who knows.

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   I have been using BHT    350mg       combined with 300mg Hypiricin (St. John's Wort)    once a day for about  420 days with great results.

   After about 90 days I began to note differences in the severity and frequency of my genital Herpes outbreaks.    Now, I seldom have occurrences, and a large Herpes facial " mole "  has reduced to looking like a normal skin surface.    I have had genital herpes for over 30 years, and this is the best treatment yet.      capsules can be purchase online for about 10 dollars a month.

   One note, BHT needs an oil to be able to dissolve for digestion.    I take DHA, vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Acai Berry oils to supplement the dissolving and to assist boosting my immune system , which will also kill the herpes.

    Going to try the Kambucha  tea next




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I used to take BHT and had great results for about 2 years on it. I was getting them probably about 6 times a year before I started. As soon as I started there was an immediate stop and no reacurence for about 2 years. Unfortunately though it seems my virus has evolved to resist it. I haven't taken any in about 4 few years no so maybe it has lost it already. I may give it another shot. 

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Meanwhile five years later..... I actually tried BHT back in 2016 for almost a year (for HSV-1).  I ordered it off of Amazon, the Wholesale Nutrition brand.  Anyway, the good and the bad: did it get rid of my cold sores forever - no. Did I have less OBs - yes.  Were they shorter in duration - eh, not really.  Mine are always a two week affair, and if I'm especially unlucky 3 weeks.  So problem number one with my self-experiment/study, I did not take it in isolation.  In fact I was taking a whole host of vitamins and supplements, trying to gain muscle mass in fact, and tried other treatments along the way. Ozonated water being the grossest - another story.  Problem #2 IMO, the brand I used has some additives that aren't productive to the sought after effect.   To each their own on this.  I tried to read everything I could find on it before purchasing and taking.  Ultimately the cancer concern got the better of me and led me to stop using it.  From what I gathered though, and from everyone's anecdotal evidence it seems like a 50/50 solution.  A cure - obviously not for me and many others.  A therapy drug - perhaps?

I will stop with this: Whatever I did from 2015-2016 something must have had an effect because from 2017 until now I've had maybe 3 OBs (knock on wood) and from '16 until '21 I drank alcohol as often as I wanted, and ate whatever I wanted, but did keep a regular workout routine.  I attribute the few OBs from '16 till now to stressful situations and horrible diet.  Now I just maintain a healthy weight, eat as clean as I can, exercise regularly, and take Zinc, L-lysine, Folic Acid, and Vitamin D daily.  

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