How To Prevent Cold Sores And Never Suffer A Cold Sore Again

By Denny Bodoh

Imagine how wonderful it would be to know how to prevent cold sores. You can - if you read this short article. In it is revealed a proven method to honestly prevent cold sores.

Many people have been preventing cold sores by quite simply taking top quality nutritional supplements. There is no reason why it won't work for you too.

Topical cold sore remedies are great for immediate relief, but to truly prevent cold sores you must use internal remedies.

The responsible virus that causes cold sore events is known as the herpes simplex virus and about 90% of the population carries it.

Normally it is dormant, hiding in the root cells of a facial nerve. It will only cause cold sore symptoms if it senses the right conditions and becomes active.

When it all boils down, these are the three main conditions causing cold sore events.

1. Your immune levels have diminished due to effects of stress and lack of proper nutrient intake.

2. Your pH balance is no longer alkaline and has dropped into the acid zone.

3. You have high quantities of the amino acid Arginine in your cells.

If you have heard that stress is the main trigger, it is true. But only because stress is a primary cause of conditions 1 and 2 above.

You can help to correct these effects of stress by seeing to it that you get optimum levels of vitamins and minerals every day.

But here are two important points I want you to be aware of.

A. It is well known in scientific circles that food today contains 30% to 70% less nutrition than the same products did 50 years ago.

Depletion of our soil is the culprit. This is considered part of the reason diseases of all kinds are becoming rampant today. That is why you need supplements.

B. Don't buy those two per day vitamins. They are expensive and do not give you the quality or quantity you must have for therapeutic results.

Get the highest quality you can afford - from a vitamin store or on-line. Otherwise you won't get the results you want.

Getting proper levels of vitamins A, C, D, E and all the B's is important. The main minerals that will be helpful for preventing cold sores are calcium, magnesium and zinc.

Vitamins A, D and E are oil-based and extremely important for skin health and healing. Putting these oils directly on an existing cold sore really speeds healing as well.

The water-based C and B vitamins protect you from the affects of stress - thus helping to prevent cold sores. They are the stress vitamins and must be taken every day.

Zinc is considered a very powerful mineral for healing and fighting infections. Limit intake to about 30 milligrams per day.

Zinc sulfate is a form of zinc that is quite helpful as a topical treatment during an outbreak also. You can find it in some better cold sore remedies.

Calcium is extremely important to prevent cold sores. It is the main nutrient your body uses to keep your body in the alkaline pH range. Magnesium helps you absorb calcium.

Try to keep an alkaline pH. When your body goes acid, your oxygen levels drop and you are vulnerable to another cold sore event.

Calcium is so essential to your health that your system will even take it from your bones as a survival measure. Most people should get one to two grams per day.

In addition to vitamins and minerals, take some Lysine capsules. Lysine is a powerful amino acid for preventing cold sores.

Lysine will neutralize excess Arginine (condition number 3 above). The herpes virus must have the protein Arginine to create new virus copies.

Simply put - if Arginine is not available, the cold sore virus will go back to the harmless dormant stage.

Nearly all foods commonly contain some Arginine. It is an important amino acid. But too much will cause cold sores.

Lysine is also a common amino acid in most foods. However, for preventing cold sores, you need to get more. Most people take one or two 500 milligram Lysine capsules every day.

Using internal treatment methods, like those mentioned here, is how to prevent cold sores in your life too.

There are other great cold sore remedies for preventing cold sores I would love to tell you about. But, this internal method is basic to the success of all other treatments. - 30540

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