HSV-1 Can Cause Facial Paralysis; CBCD Reviews the Medical Evidence on the Oral Herpes Virus

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Studies show that HSV-1 can infect the eye resulting in facial paralysis. (1). The CBCD explains and recommends two natural HSV remedies.

New York (PRUnderground) October 22nd, 2014

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

A new study showed that the herpes virus (HSV-1), which normally causes oral herpes (cold sores and fever blisters), can also cause an infection in the eye. That infection, in turn, can result in the paralysis of facial nerves. When examining one patient in the study, Dr. Anagnostou wrote that “polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing of the cerebrospinal fluid was positive for Herpes Simplex 1 and negative for Varicella Zoster.” (1) Dr. Anagnostou and colleagues are from the Department of Neurology, Eginition Hospital, at the University of Athens in Greece. WebMD notes that “the herpes simplex 1 and varicella-zoster viruses are present in most adults. The viruses in the herpes family usually live around the nerve fibers in humans without ever causing a problem. Occasionally, the viruses will start to multiply, or they will move from one area of the body to another, and that is when herpetic disease breaks out. This often happens when the immune system of the body is weakened.” (2) In the eye, HSV-1 usually causes an infection of the cornea. This infection is called herpes simplex keratitis, or in layman terms, “eye herpes.”

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The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) recommends that people who infected with the herpes virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2) 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.

How does an individual recognize an ocular (eye) herpes infection?

Dr. Ari Weitzner said that “sometimes the eyeball gets red and inflamed and the cornea can get involved.” (4) Dr. Weitzner teaches at King’s County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Additionally, WebMD says that you may experience “pain in and around only one eye, redness of the eye, feeling of dirt or ‘grit’ in the eye, overflowing tears, pain when looking at bright light (and/or) swelling or cloudiness of the cornea.” (2)

The CBCD recommends that individuals see an eye doctor right away when experiencing any of these symptoms. This is because an eye infection with a herpes virus can result in facial paralysis when the virus damages facial nerves. “A virus, such as HSV-1 that is normally latent (or sleeping) within the nerve cells, is activated. The virus begins actively replicating and … as a result, the nerve becomes swollen and electrical activity is impaired.” (5)

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)   Anagnostou E1, Mouka V, Kemanetzoglou E, Kararizou E. Fourth and Sixth Nerve Palsies Due to Herpes Simplex 1 Infection. J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Oct 13

(2)   WebMD.com – Herpes and the Eye.Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on July 15, 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)   Healthtap.com – What are Ocular Herpes Symptoms?

(5)   University of Maryland Medical Center – Facial Nerve Disorders

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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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