CMV Can Cause Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); The CBCD Reviews the Evidence

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Research found DNA of the CMV virus in the gut of IBD patients. (1) The CBCD reviews the medical evidence and recommends two natural CMV remedies.

New York (PRUnderground) July 7th, 2014

“Infected with the cytomegalovirus (CMV)? The CBCD recommends Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

The cytomegalovirus (CMV) is linked to inflammatory bowel disease. IBD is a common name for several different disorders, such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Dr. Dimitroulia and colleagues wrote that “patients with Crohn’s disease had more often detectable CMV genome … in their intestinal tissue samples as compared with controls.” (1) In addition, “patients with ulcerative colitis had more often detectable CMV genome in their blood as well as in their intestinal tissue samples as compared with controls.”  In other words, IBD patients have CMV DNA in their guts. Dr. Dimitroulia and colleagues are from the Unit of Virology, Department of Microbiology, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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 Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin formula is effective against the herpes simplex virus, and other viruses. 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.” (3)  The study authors also wrote that, “we observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (3)

Both products can be ordered online on the Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR websites.

Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin 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.

Dr. Langner wrote that “Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are lifelong disorders.” (3) One reason is the lifelong, latent infection of the CMV virus in IBD patients. The CBCD believes this is why controlling the numbers of the latent virus is important. When the numbers of latent CMV increase, so do the IBD symptoms. Likewise, when the immune system decreases their numbers, symptoms disappear.

Using a natural antiviral like Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR is also important, because the formula of these products helps the immune system to target the latent CMV in the body. This may be necessary since CMV sometimes “induces inflammation and at the same time avoids recognition by the immune system.” (4)

“Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a common virus that infects people of all ages…the virus is generally passed from infected people to others through direct contact with body fluids, such as urine, saliva, or breast milk. CMV is sexually transmitted. It can also be spread through transplanted organs and blood transfusions. People who are infected with CMV can shed the virus (pass the virus from their infected body fluids, such as urine, saliva, blood, and semen, into the environment). Young children often shed CMV for months after they first become infected.” (5)

The CBCD believes that these facts, combined with the medical evidence presented above, indicate the need to target latent viruses like CMV.

Click to learn more about Novirin and latent viruses, and Gene-Eden-VIR and latent viruses.


(1)   Dimitroulia E1, Spanakis N, Konstantinidou AE, Legakis NJ, Tsakris A. Frequent detection of cytomegalovirus in the intestine of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2006 Sep;12(9):879-84.

(2)   Polansky H, Itzkovitz E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2013, 4, 1-8

(3)   Langner C1, Magro F, Driessen A, Ensari A, Mantzaris GJ, Villanacci V, Becheanu G, Borralho Nunes P, Cathomas G, Fries W, Jouret-Mourin A, Mescoli C, de Petris G, Rubio CA, Shepherd NA, Vieth M, Eliakim R, Geboes K; European Society of Pathology; European Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The histopathological approach to inflammatory bowel disease: a practice guide. Virchows Arch. 2014 May;464(5):511-27

(4)   Söderberg-Nauclér C., Johnsen J., Cytomegalovirus infection in brain tumors. Oncoimmunology. Aug 1, 2012; 1(5): 739-740

(5)   CDC – Cytomegalovirus (CMV). Last updated on July 28, 2010.


About CBCD

About CBCD

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease ( 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.

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