Cold Sore Virus Can Cause Alzheimer’s Disease; polyDNA Reviews the Medical Evidence

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The oral herpes virus (HSV-1) is linked to Alzheimer’s (AD). The CBCD reviews medical studies and recommends two natural HSV remedies.

Rochester, NY (PRUnderground) July 1st, 2014

“Infected with Herpes? We recommend taking Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.” –  Greg Bennett, CBCD

Scientific studies linked the herpes virus (HSV-1) to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The virus normally causes cold sores and fever blisters. Dr. Ruth Itzhaki and her colleague, Dr. Wozniak, wrote that there is “evidence for a major causative role of a common virus, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1)” in the development of Alzheimer’s. (2) Dr. Itzhaki and Dr. Wozniak are from The University of Manchester, in the U.K.  Dr. Piacentini and colleagues agreed with the overall findings of Dr. Itzhaki. They write that “among the ‘environmental’ risk factors, persistent brain infections, particularly those induced by herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1), seem to play a key role in AD pathogenesis.” (3) Dr. Piacentini and colleagues are from the Institute of Human Physiology, Medical School, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, Italy.

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) therefore recommends that people infected with the herpes virus (HSV-1) 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 HSV … 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.

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.

“Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive decline in cognitive functions leading to memory loss and dementia (2).” Herpes is linked to the disease through a process described as follows: in the first step, the virus starts replicating vigorously. Then the virus enters sensory neurons and established a long-term latent infection in a facial nerve. From time to time, the virus reactivates and causes cold sores at the end of the nerve, which is around the mouth.

The virus doesn’t stop there, however. The weakening of the immune system, which occurs during different events, such as stress, taking certain drugs, and also aging, only serves to increase the damage the herpes virus causes. For example, the herpes virus (HSV-1) is frequently found in the areas of the brain most damaged by Alzheimer’s disease.

It is important to note that Dr. Itzhaki revealed in her article entitled ‘Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 in Alzheimer’s disease: The Enemy Within,’ that HSV-1 infects the brains of 90 percent of adults.

What treatments are available for a herpes infection?

“Two types of antiviral treatments against HSV are available: topical and oral. The treatments include penciclovir, acyclovir, famciclovir, and valaciclovir. However, their effectiveness is limited. For instance, a meta-analysis of five placebo-controlled and two dose comparison studies evaluated the effect of aciclovir, famciclovir or valaciclovir on symptoms. The meta-analysis showed that oral antiviral therapy decreases the duration and the associated pain of an outbreak by merely one day.” (3) There are also natural remedies that target the latent HSV. Two of these clinically backed remedies are Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR.

In light of the above information, the CBCD recommends that individuals infected with the herpes virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2) take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.

Click to read more about Novirin and the herpes virus, or Gene-Eden-VIR and the herpes virus.


(1)   Itzhaki RF1, Wozniak MA. Herpes simplex virus type 1 in Alzheimer’s disease: the enemy within. J Alzheimers Dis. 2008 May

(2)   Piacentini R1, De Chiara G2, Li Puma DD1, Ripoli C1, Marcocci ME3, Garaci E4, Palamara AT5, Grassi C1. HSV-1 and Alzheimer’s disease: more than a hypothesis.  Front Pharmacol. 2014 May

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

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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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