Getting rid of cold sores is as simple as inactivating the virus that causes them. And yes, coconut oil inactivates that virus.
Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by the two types of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Both HSV-1 & HSV-2 are to blame with HSV-1 accounting for at least 90 percent of the cases.
If the source of the infection is a virus, coconut oil will directly or indirectly liquidate it for you.
This is especially true if the virus is encased in a lipid or fat membrane. Most viruses as well as bacteria are wrapped in a coat of lipids.
Coconut oil is the most plentiful natural source of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) or Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA). MCFAs are rare and some of the most potent, if not the most potent, antimicrobial fat molecules on the face of the earth.
Of all the numerous pathogens that are destroyed by MCFAs, lipid-coated viruses and bacteria such as the herpes virus seem to be the most open to attack. MCFAs easily subdue lipid-enveloped viruses and bacteria.
Because they are smaller than Long Chain Fatty Acids (LCFA) entirely found in almost all other fats and oils, MCFAs can penetrate the organism’s outer covering. As they enter, MCFAs weaken the herpes virus by breaking down its already nearly fluid outer layer to the point that it literally splits open, spilling its insides and killing it.
That's what coconut oil does to the herpes virus, the cause of cold sores!
Characterized by small, fluid-filled sores or blisters that appear on the face (lip, mouth and nose area), cold sores can be painful and usually hang around for a few days.
Apply coconut oil to the infected area as soon as you feel the blister starting to form. Cover with micropore tape and keep it on overnight. Don’t forget to take the coconut oil maintenance dosage.
For better results, grind a lysine tablet into a powder and mix it with the coconut oil before applying. Take 500 mg of lysine three times daily but for no more than three weeks as it could create an imbalance in other amino acids. Lysine does not support herpes reproduction, any more than water supports fire.
Getting rid of cold sores or fever blisters requires slaughtering the herpes simplex virus and boosting your immune system. MCFA-packed coconut oil does them both effectively and with no harmful side effects.