HSV-1 and HSV-2 (herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2) are the viruses that cause cold sores, canker sores, and genital herpes. Herpes viruses are spread by oral and genital contact and cause lifelong infections, with outbreaks of painful blisters.
Gigartina is a Red marine algae (seaweed) that contains large amounts of carrageenans (antiviral and herpes-suppressing polysaccharides).
Gigartina is primarily used to reduce the frequency and severity of HSV-1 and HSV-2 outbreaks. This use is supported by numerous clinical studies (see references below).
In our own experience and the experience of many of our customers, daily consumption of three to six grams of Gigartina has the following effects:
- a significant reduction in the number of outbreaks
- the outbreaks are milder and shorter in duration.
Additional Health Information
Research suggests that Gigartina is antiviral against many other viruses, including HPV, influenza and the common cold. Gigartina is traditionally known for its tonic effects on the lungs, digestive tract and immune system.
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