What Are The Real Causes of Cold Sores?
by Denny Bodoh
The basic cause of cold sores for everyone is the herpes
simplex virus replicating new virus on the edge of your lip or nose. But why, with
nearly everyone (90%) infected, some get cold sores and some do not? In
just a minute you will know exactly why.
Here are the top 3 triggers that cause cold sores.
1. A weakened immune system causes cold sores. Your immune system needs to be strong to keep the herpes virus from becoming
active. Several things affect your immune system, but the most important
is the nutrients you get from food and supplements. The easiest way to boost
your immune system in your hectic world is by taking a good vitamin and mineral
supplement. You just cannot get enough from your diet anymore. If
you get chronic outbreaks, it is because of a weakened immune system.
2. Large stores of arginine and low amounts of lysine in your cells can
trigger cold sore activity. Arginine is an important ingredient for building new virus. Without sufficient arginine, new virus cannot be created,
thus halting the replication. This means no cold sores. Lysine and
arginine compete for the same space in the cell. Lysine does not support
creation of new virus. Increasing your lysine stores can prevent, or greatly
reduce, cold sore outbreaks.
3.If your body tends to be more acid, you are inviting the herpes virus
to become active and this causes cold sores. The perfect pH balance for top health is
7.4. Normally the body will regulate your pH in the 6.5 to 7.4 range. A balanced
diet of vegetables, meats, and fruits will help. Your body uses calcium as
its primary method of keeping your pH above 7. It will suck calcium out of
your bones to do this. Eat foods high in calcium and take a good
nutritional supplement that contains a good supply of minerals. Tobacco,
soda, and pork tend to cause acidity.
Quite likely you have heard that stress is the main cause of cold sores.
It is an accurate statement but it is not actually the stress but what it does
to the body that brings on the outbreak events. Physical or mental stress both
affect you physically in three specific ways. First, stress burns a lot of
B and C vitamins, thus weakening your immune system. Second, it lowers
your body pH into the acid side of normal, which encourages the herpes virus.
Finally, it lowers lysine and raises arginine in your nerve cells.
Cold Sores are
pure misery, and they show up at the worst times. I used to get about four
to six cold sores per year. I tried everything, believe me. You
probably have too. I don't get cold sore outbreaks anymore, because of a remedy I
was given about 4 years ago.
It's a fact!
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I want you to be the
I know that this cold sore miracle is not for everyone, but I do believe
it is for you.
Actually, you will discover
not only how to heal a cold sore fast, but how to totally
prevent them. Works great for my family and friends .... but you have to try it for yourself.
God Bless You