Take Sleeping Pills? They Make You Tired; The CBCD Summarizes Scientific Studies

Industry: Health & Fitness

A common side effect of sleeping pills, and other tranquilizers (sedatives), is a feeling of physical and mental fatigue. The CBCD reviews scientific studies.

New York (PRUnderground) June 17th, 2014

“Do you take sleeping pills? We recommend taking Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

Sleeping pills and other sedatives cause fatigue. A common side effect of these drugs is a feeling of physical and mental fatigue.

But, how do they cause fatigue? Research shows that these drugs “cause sedation and fatigue by dampening activity in key parts of the central nervous system (CNS).” (1) They also weaken the immune system. Dr. Smith and his team wrote in a recent study that “Analgesic and sedation agents have been shown to be immunosuppressive.” (2) Dr. Smith is from the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA. He further noted that, “Sedation agents have clearly been shown to alter cellular function and other mediators of the immune system.” (2) This weakening of the immune system can allow latent viruses such as EBV, CMV, HCV, etc. to increase in number and cause a feeling of physical and mental weakness and fatigue.

The CBCD recommends that people who take sleeping pills or other sedatives also take Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin to help the immune system target latent viruses. 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 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 a (latent virus)…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.

People who take these drugs for more than two or three weeks may develop a tolerance to them. Over time individuals may need to take increasing doses to achieve the same effect. This only worsens fatigue. Long-term effects also may include muscle weakness. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can also cause fatigue. (2)

How is a weak immune system linked to fatigue?

According to Dr. Hanan Polansky’s theory of Microcompetition, the decrease in the immune system will increase the number of latent viruses in these patients. One typical virus that infects most people is the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). Research shows that in high concentrations, these viruses cause fatigue. Therefore, polyDNA suggests reducing the numbers of latent viruses in the body to reduce physical and mental fatigue.

Individuals can read more about Dr. Polansky’s theory here: http://www.cbcd.net.

Suppressing the immune system can also lead to a reactivation of latent viruses in the body. The reactivated viruses add to the feeling of fatigue. (4)

The CBCD suggests that individuals who use sleeping pills or other sedatives take Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin.


(1)   Neel, Jr. A. 9 Types of Medications That Can Lead to Chronic Fatigue. Published on June 12, 2012.

(2)   Smith MA, Hibino M, Falcione BA, Eichinger KM, Patel R, Empey KM. Immunosuppressive aspects of analgesics and sedatives used in mechanically ventilated patients: an underappreciated risk factor for the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill patients. Ann Pharmacother. 2014 Jan;48(1):77-85.

(3)   Polansky H, Itzkovitz E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2013, 4, 1-8 http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/pp.2013.46A001

(4)   CDC – Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis.


About CBCD

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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