The Herpes Simplex Virus II (HSV-2) causes painful genital sores and psychological distress. But don't worry. It also dies in the presence of coconut oil.
Coconut oil kills HSV-2! Medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) generously present in coconut oil inactivate this herpesvirus by penetrating the lipid or fat membrane around it.
HSV-2 is a lipid coated virus that depends on host lipids for their own structural components. Simply put, it needs fatty acids to exist. But not the fatty acids predominant in coconut oil. It perishes upon contact with MCFA-rich coconut oil.
Unlike long chain fatty acids (LCFA) entirely found in soybean oil, olive oil and many others, MCFAs and their monoglycerides have a damaging effect on the virus. Once absorbed into the outer layer of the virus, MCFAs weaken the layer to the point that it breaks down and collapses, obliterating the virus.
There is no shortage of studies proving MCFAs in coconut oil kill HSV-2 as well as HSV-1 (oral herpes). In fact, the same thing happens to a multitude of other lipid coated viruses and bacteria, including the deadly Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus.
MCFAs easily kill lipid-coated viruses and bacteria by agitating their lipid membranes. Below is just a small listing of the pathogenic or infective organismsinactivated by coconut oil's MCFAs.
Make no mistake! There is something, a nutrient, that can kill the virus that causes herpes and other illnesses caused by lipid and non-lipid coated organisms. That nutrient is called MCFAs and mostly found in coconut oil.
The herpes simplex virus II need not cause you pain and embarrassment. It can be destroyed and the destroyer is coconut oil, nature's most abundant source of potent antimicrobial MCFAs.