BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) used against Herpes

In understanding that sufferers from herpes continue to look for relief from different quarters, researches surrounding probable cures and means that provide relief continue to be well underway. In the meanwhile, someone suffering from this condition continues looking for probable solutions, and this article will focus on what BHT can do for a herpes sufferer.


What is BHT?

A fat soluble organic compound, Butylated Hydroxytoluene is chemically derived from phenol, and is well known for its antioxidant properties. It has been used in the industrial realm for quite some time now, finding its use in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, embalming fluid, rubber, and an assortment of fuels and oils.

Its use as a food additive has been approved by the US FDA as well as most relevant European bodies; although its use does come with some controversy (certain claims link its use to increasing the risk of cancer and child hyperactivity). In addition, its use is also recommended in the form of dietary supplements to combat herpes, and this is owing to its antiviral properties.

Case Study:

A herpes sufferer, infected with the virus 8, complained of chronic fatigue, and doctors has little to offer in terms of relief. A friend, and a renowned physicist, having known of the ability of BHT to combat virus infections when combined with large dose of vitamin C, suggested the same to her. The dosage was increased gradually (to allow the liver to get used to BHT presence) until it got to 1,000 mg per day, with a steady supply of 6-10 grams of vitamin C, as well as a healthy supply of vitamins & minerals.

The symptoms disappeared four months into the treatment protocol, and two months later, the protocol was stopped. Fifteen years on, there’s still no problem.


How it Works:

As per studies carried out in this field until now, BHT is known to inactivate lipid containing viruses (like the herpes virus) in two probable ways. One is that it works in eliminating binding proteins which are required by viruses to penetrate cells; and the other is that it makes viruses vulnerable by disputing their protective layering. While no conclusive evidence points to either method, it is largely believed that DHT does have the desired effect on the herpes virus.

Moreover, even in the absence of conclusive evidence, research has shown that a 250 mg (or more) everyday dosage of BHT can cause all the symptoms associated with this condition to disappear quite soon (often within a week). What’s also been seen is that upon discontinuation of the BHT treatment, the symptoms might or might not return (this, it appears, is rather case specific). Ongoing treatment, in most cases, it is seen, does manage to keep all associated symptoms at bay.


How is it Used?

BHT supplements come in the form of capsules and powder, and up to 2,000 mg per day could be consumed, although starting from about 250 mg per day is suggested. If you’re starting during an outbreak, you might need to start with a higher dose (up to 2,000 mg). The supplement consumption can continue for up to two weeks after the healing is complete, and this will ensure that the virus is destroyed as far as possible. The treatment can be resumed upon the next outbreak, or one could also take these supplements from time to time as a precautionary measure in the form of maintenance doses.



Exceeding the recommended dose is definitely not suggested, and your supply of BHT supplements should be kept away from children. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should seek medical advice before starting a BHT program, and the same should also be done is the user suffers from any kind of discomfort or adverse reaction. BHT can prevent the breaking down of alcohol, making its effects prolonged and more intensified.

If you’re wondering if BHT is a sure-fire solution for herpes sufferers, we’re afraid not. However, in looking at the number of people who’ve benefited by using it to treat their condition, it looks like this is one method that does deserve a try.

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