High Numbers of Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis; CBCD Reviews the Evidence

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CDC: “Most people get infected with EBV at some point in their lives.” (1) CBCD recommends two natural EBV remedies to control the numbers of EBV in the body.

Rochester, NY (PRUnderground) July 23rd, 2014

“Infected with the EBV virus? The CBCD recommends taking Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

According to the CDC, “Most people get infected with EBV at some point in their lives.” (1) A study written by Dr. Karen H. Costenbader and Dr. Elizabeth W. Karlson showed that high numbers of Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) cause rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The study found that arthritis patients have “a 10-fold increase in EBV DNA load in peripheral blood mononuclear cells compared with that in controls, (that is people infected with the EBV who don’t  suffer from arthritis).” (2) This means that those who had RA had much higher numbers of EBV in their systems.

Click to learn more about the Epstein Barr Virus.

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) therefore recommends that individuals infected with EBV 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 EBV 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 EBV…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) In addition, this natural antiviral was recently proven to reduce mental and physical fatigue in a post-marketing clinical study that followed FDA guidelines.

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.

“Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by chronic, destructive, debilitating arthritis. Epstein-Barr virus … persists within B lymphocytes (white blood cells) for the host’s life… in latent and replicating forms, it has immunomodulating (immune system changing) actions that could play a role in the development of this autoimmune disease.” (2)

“Alterations of the immune system can lead to acute forms of arthritis, which can be followed by chronic arthralgia or arthritis.” (4)

Arthritis has “enormous personal, social, and economic impact; women with RA have overall mortality rates 2.3-fold those in age-matched controls. New biologic therapies, based on an increasing understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in RA, afford a more normal life to many, but the burden of disease remains high. At present there is no known cure.” (2) That is, women who suffer from arthritis have a much higher chance of dying from the disease.

Are there any drugs or remedies that can reduce the numbers of EBV in the system?

“A few antiviral drugs are available that were shown to inhibit EBV replication in cell culture. These drugs include the acyclic nucleoside analogues aciclovir, ganciclovir, penciclovir, and their respective prodrugs valaciclovir, valganciclovir and famciclovir, the acyclic nucleotide analogues cidofovir and adefovir, and the pyrophosphate analogue foscarnet. However, clinical studies have shown that these drugs are mostly ineffective in humans.” (3) In contrast, there are two natural antiviral products with a formula that was designed to reduce the numbers of EBV in the system.

In light of the above information, the CBCD recommends that individuals infected with the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.

Click to read more about Novirin and EBV, or Gene-Eden-VIR and EBV.


(1) Fujiwara S. Reproduction of epstein-barr virus infection and pathogenesis in humanized mice. Immune Netw. 2014 Feb;14(1):1-6.

(2) Epstein–Barr virus and rheumatoid arthritis: is there a link? Published in 2006.
(3) Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published in September 2013.

(4) Khouqeer, R. Viral Arthritis – Medscape.com. Updated on August 31, 2012.






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About CBCD

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.

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