How to Recognize the Symptoms of Shingles; The CBCD Explains and Recommends Two Natural VZV Remedies

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Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster. (1) The CBCD explains how to identify VZV symptoms and r

New York (PRUnderground) September 23rd, 2014

“Are you infected with VZV? We recommend taking Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) believes that individuals should know what symptoms indicate a shingles outbreak. Before an outbreak occurs, there is a phase called a “prodrome” where the latent VZV reactivates and travels down nerves toward the skin. During the prodrome there are no visible symptoms. “In this stage you may feel fluey or as if you’re coming down with something. It can be bad, or may be barely noticeable.” (2) Shortly after the prodrome phase, a rash appears. “This is often the first thing you become aware of. The rash is always unilateral – on one side of the body only – and it occurs in a dermatome. Which means it appears to run along a line, on the skin. It consists of small clusters of blisters, that look quite like chicken pox blisters and they sting, burn and itch. They can occur anywhere on the body but usually are on the torso or head and tend to be described by patients as sore, rather than painful. And there can be any amount, from a couple of blisters, to a large thick band of them, running around from your back, to your front.” (2) Individuals should be aware that after visible symptoms go away and the rash has healed, the worst is still to come. “After the rash has gone and you think you’re on the mend – post-herpetic neuralgia develops. This is the sometimes intractable nerve pain that develops after shingles – particularly in those over 50 – along the line of the rash. And it can remain long after the rash has disappeared. This pain comes between people and their sleep. It’s a deep, burning ache that can be severe and it responds poorly to pain killers. It often needs medication that specifically acts on the irritated nerves themselves. This post shingles pain is why we use anti-viral therapy.” (2)

The CBCD therefore recommends helping the immune system to target the latent VZV by taking the natural antivirals Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.

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The CDC notes that herpes zoster, or “HZ” and commonly known as shingles “is a painful skin rash. It is caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox.” (1)

The CBCD recommends that people who have had chickenpox in the past take Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin. 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 (VZV) … 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 Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin 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, Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin are the only natural antiviral products on the market with published clinical studies that support their claims.

As noted above, shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. “The rash can be managed in the same way as chicken pox, with symptomatic relief from bread soda baths, topical treatments, antihistamines and pain killers.” (2)

What treatments are available for shingles?

There is a vaccine, which has been shown to work for about 50% of those who take it. “CDC recommends that people aged 60 years and older get one dose of shingles vaccine. Shingles vaccine is available in pharmacies and doctor’s offices. Talk with your healthcare professional if you have questions about shingles vaccine. The shingles vaccine is approved by FDA for people age 50 years and older. However, CDC does not have a recommendation for routine use of shingles vaccine in people who are 50 through 59 years old.” (1)

Additionally, there are two types of natural treatments. The first is topical, and the second is oral. The most common, and well-known remedies against Shingles are topical. They include natural pain relievers, such as “creams that contain capsaicin (4).” These types of cream are “sometimes helpful in neuropathic pain. Capsaicin is a pain-producing drug derived from chili peppers and is used in a pain-relieving cream in orthodox medicine, the rough idea being that the nervous system is in some way distracted from the neuropathic process.” (5). The oral antiviral products are Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin. These products were shown to reduce viral symptoms in two post-marketing clinical studies.

Click to learn more about the natural antiviral Novirin and latent viruses and Gene-Eden-VIR and latent viruses.


(1) –  Shingles (Herpes Zoster) – Overview

(2)   Independent.IE – Kelly, C. “How to identify the symptoms of Shingles.” Published August 17, 2014

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

(4)   5 Natural Treatments for Shingles. Published on October 28, 2013.

(5)   British Homeopathic Society – Shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia.

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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