Beware: CMV May Cause Heart Disease; The CBCD Reviews the Medical Evidence
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“CMV might initiate atherosclerosis (heart disease) or inflammatory response resulting in vascular injury.” (1) The CBCD recommends two natural CMV remedies.
New York (PRUnderground) September 5th, 2014
Recent research shows that the human cytomegalovirus (CMV or HCMV) may cause heart disease. CMV is an extremely common virus, which infects 60 – 99% of the human population. (1) Dr. Cheng and colleagues wrote that “the infection with HCMV is associated with cardiovascular diseases…HCMV infection is also implicated in atherosclerosis, as in the report that HCMV-seropositive individuals have endothelial dysfunction and an increased atherosclerosis burden.” (1) Dr. Cheng and colleagues are from the Harvard Medical School in Boston. It is important to note that CMV can cause high blood pressure, which worsens heart disease, even when a person eats a healthy, low-cholesterol diet. “As previously reported, high cholesterol diet increases blood pressure, and an increased blood pressure promotes atherosclerosis that further exacerbates the hypertension.” (1) Once acquired, a CMV infection persists lifelong in a latent form, and may undergo periodic reactivation. This could lead to many different diseases, and may also cause heart disease.
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The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) recommends that people infected with CMV take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR. The formula of these natural antiviral products was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD in two clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR formula is effective against herpes viruses (CMV is a member of the herpes virus family). 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 the CMV … reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR.” (2) The study authors also wrote that, “we observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (2)
Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR are natural antiviral dietary supplements. Their formula contains five natural ingredients: Selenium, Camellia Sinesis 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, Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR are the only natural antiviral products on the market with published clinical studies that support their claims.
Information from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center says that “previous epidemiological studies had determined that the CMV virus was linked to restenosis in cardiac transplant patients, a situation in which the heart’s arteries ‘reblock.’ The virus had also been linked to the development of atherosclerosis, the hardening of the heart’s arteries.” (3)
What treatments are available against the cytomegalovirus?
“Several drugs are approved for the treatment of CMV infections in immunocompromised individuals. These drugs include ganciclovir, its oral prodrug valganciclovir, cidofovir, foscavir and fomivirsen. However, the use of these drugs in immunocompetent individuals is limited by their toxicity, poor oral bioavailability, modest efficacy, and the development of drug resistance.” (3) There are also two natural CMV remedies with a clinically proven formula.
The CBCD believes that these facts, combined with the medical evidence presented above, indicate the need to target latent viruses like CMV.
(1) Cheng J1, Ke Q, Jin Z, Wang H, Kocher O, Morgan JP, Zhang J, Crumpacker CS. Cytomegalovirus infection causes an increase of arterial blood pressure. PLoS Pathog. 2009 May;5 (5):e1000427
(2) Polansky H, Itzkovitz E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2013, 4, 1-8
(3) Prescott, B. Common virus could cause high blood pressure – Harvard Gazette. Published on May 14, 2009.
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (http://www.cbcd.net) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS tax code. The center’s mission is to advance the research on the biology of chronic disease and to accelerate the discovery of a cure for these diseases. The CBCD first published Dr. Hanan Polansky’s highly acclaimed “Purple” book, entitled “Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease” in 2003. In this book, he explains how foreign DNA fragments can cause many major diseases. The book has been read by more than 5,000 scientists around the world, and has been reviewed in more than 20 leading scientific journals. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.