So let’s talk about natural cold sore treatments, remedies and supplements.
Number one, eat immune boosting foods, now immune boosting foods are going to be lots of vegetables, fruits and especially herbs and you know medicinal mushrooms in ancient chinese medicine were often used to strengthen the immune system, shiitake reishi mushrooms maitake, so doing like a mushroom in a broth soup, more like chicken broth, you know when somebody got sick and in ancient china, they would consume chicken broth with lots of veggies along with it and they would do like a ginger tea right, so that’s what they would do to boost the immune system. We know garlic and onions are very supportive, the immune system needs the herb ginger, also chicken as I mentioned but lots of vegetables especially some citrus fruits like lemon, those things are all gonna help strengthen the immune system and help you kill off this cold sore.

Number two; supplement with vitamin E, you know vitamin E has really great properties for supporting healthy levels of inflammation, it has some antiviral properties so you can supplement with vitamin E. Supplementing with vitamin C also helps, we know vitamin C is a natural immune booster, bell peppers are great, papaya is also very high in vitamin C, kiwi, strawberries, broccoli are all vitamin C rich foods and of course oranges and other citrus fruits there as well. Boost your zinc intake, now zinc is going to be found in high levels in things like pumpkin seeds, but you may consider taking a zinc supplement if you’ve come down with a cold sore, typically about thirty to six probably thirty milligrams twice a day of zinc for about 30 days, if you’re having that issue take l-lysine…now l-lysine is an amino acid that really supports and strengthens the immune system and really is going to support your body and killing off that virus, so doing l-lysine as a supplement daily can also be greatly beneficial.
Then again, using some natural sunscreen also helps….what I recommend is mixing up some coconut oil, add in some lavender oil, myrrh, essential oil and pomegranate oil, so you can make your own sunscreen or use a really good brand of sunscreen and again just not getting over exposure to skin.

You should actually be getting about thirty minutes a day of direct sunlight, getting a little vitamin D can actually help boost your immune system but you don’t want to get burnt, getting burnt actually taxes your body and that can actually increase your risk of cold sores so again getting a little sun is good, too much sun is bad.

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