You can be immune to cold sores by taking a good vitamin and mineral supplement every day. Here is what you should be doing right now to build immunity to cold sore outbreaks. Thousands are doing this every day and you can too.

With any virus invasion, your body creates anti-bodies to defend against them. Your need a wide array of nutrients to create strong anti-bodies. These natural chemicals are what we call vitamins and minerals. (There are also many known and unknown phyto-nutrients that come into play.)

Amazing as it may sound, your body is full of various strains of virus besides the cold sore virus. Yes, even the much feared poliovirus. All these viruses are held in check by your immune system and the anti-bodies that are created. Your body has developed IMMUNITY to many of these viruses and they will likely never be a problem for you.

Of the eight known herpes simplex viruses, herpes simplex types 1 and type 2 are the two strains identified as causing both facial cold sores and below-the-waist herpes sores. The other five strains cause such diseases as chicken pox, shingles, and mononucleosis.

Yes - chickenpox is closely related to cold sores. It is a terrible disease to suffer as an adult. Although many of us are carrying the virus, we do not get it because we have developed immunity to it.

The cold sore virus is extremely small. Fact is, several of them can occupy a single nerve cell. They can not survive and replicate without a host - and they prefer humans. The herpes virus enters a nerve cell and forces that cell to create clones of it. When full, it then destroys the cell to release the new virus.

As you probably are aware, viruses are very survival oriented. Every time we invent a new drug, the germ that we are targeting soon becomes immune to it. Acyclovir, and other spin-offs of this drug, were initially successful against herpes -but now are becoming almost useless. The key to successfully curing a viral disease is to aid your body in building a strong immunity to it.

Your body was created to take care of itself. When you encounter a virus invader, like the cold sore virus, your body will develop an anti-body army to deal with that particular strain. Each time you get a cold sore, you create fresh anti-bodies to add to your reserves. Your body will come up with new versions of anti-bodies just as quickly as the virus mutates. The better anti-bodies you build (by providing the proper nutrients), the stronger your immunity diseases such as cold sores.

Quite a few viral diseases have been cured with vaccines, such as polio. Vaccines work with the body in helping it to create its own cure - an elite squad of anti-bodies and killer cells. You do not need a vaccine for cold sores. Your body can handle the whole job by itself if you provide the necessary vitamin and mineral building blocks.

There was a time, not too many years ago, when you could be reasonably healthy from the nutrients provided by fruits, vegetables and meats. Today, scientists have proven that vegetables and fruits have dramatically less nutrients than even 50 years ago.

For example, scientists recently announced that testing showed a tomato now has about HALF the nutrients of a 1950 tomato. Incredible but true. Researchers are now linking this to the huge increase in chronic diseases today. Also, some doctors are suggesting this may be one reason more people are getting cold sores - and getting them more often.

Hopefully I have helped you understand the importance of taking a daily vitamin and mineral regimen for cold sore prevention. Simply put, it helps build better and more powerful anti-bodies. Many people today, using this method, are reducing and preventing cold sores in their lives. You can too.

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Denny Bodoh is a dedicated natural health research writer and a 35-year newspaper manager. Discover some awesome remedies for Cold Sores at Denny's popular site: