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Colostrum and Herpes

About herpes

Herpes is a disease caused by a herpes simplex virus that infects mucosal tissues and skin. The herpes simplex is highly contagious and is known to cause cold sores. The most common strains are type 1 and type 2.


Some people experience no symptoms. Others suffer with sores, blisters which become itchy and painful, and then heal. The virus can be a threat to newborn babies or to people with a weak immune system.

How holvita™ colostrum can help against herpes

Since the 1970s it has been known that bovine colostrum is able to destroy Herpes simplex virus-infected cells. (Kohl) Colostrum contains important immune factors such as the anti-bacterial and anti-viral iron binding lactoferrin. Studies have shown that colostrum and lactoferrin can inhibit the replication of the several strains of herpes viruses, including the Herpes-Simplex Type 1 (HSV-1) and Type 2 (HSV-2). (Marchettti, Siciliano, Hasegawa)

“Research has found out that lactoferrin possesses a potent anti-viral activity and may be useful in preventing certain types of viral infections in humans” (Hasegawa) Therefore bovine colostrums lactoferrin and its other beneficial components may help people suffering with herpes. Liquid colostrum and colostrum based cream may help people suffering with herpes.

Colostrum may also provide beneficial help by atopic application of our holvita liquid or colostrum based dermatological creams, as both have anti-pathogenic properties, as well as a soothing effect on affected areas. Growth factors in colostrum can promote skin regeneration and healing. See our skin section for more uses of our creams.

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