STD prevention with natural antibiotics

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Re: STD prevention with natural antibiotics

Post by John Dough » Thu 31-Jan-2019 12:06 pm

Many men claim to pee immediately after BBFS in order to flush out bacteria before they can attach to the urethra. Berberine might offer additional protection.

Quoting from naturallysavvy website:

"The Oregon grape contains berberine, a substance that has the ability to stop bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary and intestinal tracts. That makes Oregon grape supplements and tea a natural way to help eliminate urinary tract infections".

Quoting from Dr. Mercola website:

"Berberine is a yellow-colored alkaloid compound found in several different plants, including European barberry, goldenseal, goldthread, Oregon grape, phellodendron, and tree turmeric".

"Berberine has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and immune-enhancing properties. It's effective against a wide range of bacteria, protozoa, and fungi. It can be used topically on cuts and other wounds, and it's perhaps most commonly used to treat gastrointestinal issues, including traveller's diarrhea and that from food poisoning".

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Re: STD prevention with natural antibiotics

Post by John Dough » Thu 31-Jan-2019 2:06 pm

Product review: Nutribiotic DefensePlus

Ingredients per tablet:

Vitamin C (as Meta-C calcium ascorbate) 125 mg - Quoting from ncbi website: "Several cells of the immune system can indeed accumulate vitamin C and need the vitamin to perform their task, especially phagocytes and t-cells. Thus a vitamin C deficiency results in a reduced resistance against certain pathogens whilst a higher supply enhances several immune system parameters".

Zinc (gluconate) 5 mg - Quoting from ncbi website: "Zinc affects multiple aspects of the immune system. Zinc is crucial for normal development and function of cells mediating innate immunity, neutrophils, and NK cells. Macrophages also are affected by zinc deficiency. Phagocytosis, intracellular killing, and cytokine production all are affected by zinc deficiency".

Grapefruit Seed Extract 250 mg - Quoting from thecandidadiet website: "The American Research Institute reports that GSE can be used effectively to kill over 800 bacterial and viral strains, and 100 strains of fungi".

Astragalus Root 100 mg - Studies have shown that astragalus has natural antiviral properties and stimulates the immune system. Astragalus boosts the activity, production and functioning of various immune cells, such as T-cells, natural killer cells, and macrophages.

Reishi Mushroom Extract (4:1) 100 mg - Quoting from wellandgood website: "Historically, reishi mushrooms have been used as an immune system enhancer—they’re even used in Asian cultures as an immunostimulant for patients with HIV and cancer. The beta glucans (complex sugars) in the mushroom are believed to stimulate the immune system to prevent infection".

Echinacea Angustifolia Extract (4:1) 50 mg - Quoting from webmd website: "Extracts of echinacea do seem to have an effect on the immune system, your body's defense against germs. Research shows it increases the number of white blood cells, which fight infections".

Ginger Root Extract (6:1) 50 mg - Quoting from Dr. Axe website: "In addition to its antifungal properties, ginger boasts the ability to fight off bacterial infections as well". Quoting from sciencedirect website: "Enhancement of RBC (red blood cell) counts and hemoglobin levels in smokers. Non-smokers had enhanced IgM (immunoglobulin) levels. This may lead to a stronger antibody response against infections.

Maitake Mushroom Extract (4:1) 50 mg -
Shiitake Mushroom Extract (4:1) 50 mg - Quoting from ncbi website: "We found significant stimulation of defense reaction. In all cases, the most active was the Maitake-Shiitake combination. Short-term oral application of natural immunomodulating glucans from Maitake and Shiitake mushrooms strongly stimulated both the cellular and humoral branch of immune reactions".

Oregon Grape Root 50 mg - Contains berberine which prevents bacteria from adhering to the urinary and digestive tract. Also has anti-bacterial and immune enhancing properties.

Yarrow Extract (6:1) 50 mg - Quoting from sciencedirect website: "Yarrow is a medicinal herb of broad therapeutic value. The essential oil showed significant allelopathic, moderate antibacterial & antifungal activities".

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Re: STD prevention with natural antibiotics

Post by John Dough » Fri 01-Feb-2019 3:06 pm

Quoting from webmd website:

"Monolaurin is a chemical made from lauric acid, which is found in coconut milk and breast milk. Monolaurin is used for preventing and treating colds (the common cold), flu (influenza), swine flu, herpes, shingles, and other infections. It is also used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and to boost the immune system".

Quoting from westonprice website:

"For years, I counseled my herpes patients to eat as much coconut oil, as they could stomach. However, in the past year, I discovered a product called Lauricidin, which is a concentrate or pure form of monolaurin. I have been consistently impressed with the ability of Lauricidin to suppress herpes outbreaks, and allow people to get off their antiviral drugs. It is a safe extract, which can be taken long term".

Quoting from naturalcurelabs website:

"Herpes viruses are "enveloped", which means the virus has a lipid or fatty capsule around the DNA. Monolaurin is able to break down the fatty envelope which protects the herpes virus, killing the virus and also inhibiting the replication of the virus. Numerous laboratory tests have validated this".

Quoting from selfhacked website:

"Monolaurin is a promising antimicrobial due to its antibacterial and antiviral effects, safety and lack of toxicity. Monolaurin kills any virus that has a fat (lipid) membrane on the outside. Monolaurin also disrupts virus replication by blocking DNA replication signals. Monolaurin incorporates itself into the cell membrane of gram-positive bacteria (but not gram-negative bacteria) and destroys them by breaking down the cell membrane. This stops bacteria from replicating and spreading, making it easier for the immune system to destroy. A cell study compared monolaurin and 6 common antibiotics (including penicillin, oxacillin, and vancomycin) in the treatment of skin infections. Monolaurin showed similar effectiveness and less antibiotic resistance against a wide range of bacteria".

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Re: STD prevention with natural antibiotics

Post by John Dough » Wed 13-Feb-2019 2:42 pm

Quoting from anh-usa website:

"Vitamin D is a powerful natural antiviral. Research from the University of Copenhagen shows that vitamin D activates the immune system by arming T-cells to fight off infections. Without vitamin D, the immune system’s T-cells remain dormant, offering little or no protection against invading microorganisms and viruses. Japanese study found that vitamin D was more effective than a vaccine in preventing flu. The problem is that a whopping 59 percent of the population is deficient in vitamin D. For anyone plagued by herpes, it’s essential that you are getting enough vitamin D".

"selenium inhibits the ability of all “herpes-family” viruses to reproduce. zinc boosts the infection-fighting capability of immune system".

Quoting from dynamicchiropractic website:

"Broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and bok choy contain an active ingredient known as the indole-3-carbinol, which has been shown to inhibit replication of herpes viruses. The levels of vitamin C, selenium, zinc, vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin E in a high-potency multivitamin can enhance immune function, which has been reported to suppress herpes. reishi mushroom extract has been shown to possess potent antiviral properties against HSV-1 and HSV-2".

Quoting from healthimpactnews website:

"One study found that dialysis patients who receive vitamin D were less likely to develop shingles, which is part of the herpes family of viruses; higher vitamin D levels corresponded with more antibodies to the herpes-simplex-2 virus. Vitamin D works best when other cofactors are present, such as magnesium, vitamin K2, zinc, boron, and vitamin A".

Quoting from liverdoctor website:

"Selenium is the most important mineral for the immune system and the liver to function at their optimal level; indeed without adequate selenium in your body, your immune system and liver will remain vulnerable to attack. It’s amazing to think that despite the profound importance of selenium to human health many people remain deficient in this life saving mineral".

Quoting from jamaica-gleaner website:

"A strong and healthy immune system is our main defence against any kind of disease. Many people come in contact with herpes but never contract it because of their efficient immune systems. Nutrients can have a direct stimulatory effect on the immune system. These include the antioxidants - the ACES: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, vitamin E and Selenium. Vitamin B12 is another important nutrient with anti-herpes properties".

"Butylated HydroxyToluene (BHT) is a synthetic food preservative that is widely used in breakfast cereals, baked goods, potato chips, sausage, peanut butter and other commercial foods. It is a very non-toxic substance that has many outstanding effects including the destruction of the herpes virus. BHT inactivates the herpes virus by disrupting its lipid shell, leaving it exposed and vulnerable to attack by the immune system. BHT is also effective against shingles, hepatitis, influenza and other viral diseases and is available in capsule form".

Quoting from wellbeingjournal website:

"Taken as a whole, the geographical evidence, therefore, strongly suggests that selenium is protective against HIV infection. Such a relationship is not limited to this virus. Field trials in China also have shown that hepatitis B and C viral infection rates can be reduced by selenium supplementation. Selenium supplements can improve the human immune system by causing an increase in the enzyme glutathione peroxidase and in the production of interferon gamma and T helper cells and an earlier peak in T cell proliferation".

"Simply put, humans, animals and insects that are selenium deficient are easily infected by a wide variety of viruses. Those eating selenium-adequate diets are not. This relationship between the trace element and HIV is the key to reversing the current AIDS pandemic since it is the virus’s Achilles’ heel".

Quoting from berkeleywellness website:

"Brazil nuts’ most important nutritional claim is their extraordinary selenium content. The trace mineral selenium is an antioxidant, and a single Brazil nut can provide more than twice the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of selenium. A large nut has 140 micrograms, or 254 percent of the RDA. It's much better to get your selenium from food than from supplements"
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Re: STD prevention with natural antibiotics

Post by RickyJ » Tue 19-Feb-2019 2:45 am

Anyone currently tryin this stuff? Seems like theres nothing to lose

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Re: STD prevention with natural antibiotics

Post by magspark » Tue 16-Apr-2019 12:02 am

RickyJ wrote:
Tue 19-Feb-2019 2:45 am
Anyone currently tryin this stuff? Seems like theres nothing to lose
I take 2400mg of monolaurin and 3000IU of Vitamin D3+K2 daily. I have been doing so for about a year. I don't know if this had anything to do with it, but I haven't gotten sick lately. I used to get sick a lot. There was a recent viral outbreak in my close circles (family + friends) causing vomiting and diarrhea. Seemed quite contagious as almost everyone got it.. So far, knock on wood, I'm unaffected.

Anecdotal evidence, obviously.

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Re: STD prevention with natural antibiotics

Post by John Dough » Thu 25-Apr-2019 11:27 pm

Quoting from statnews website:

"Scientists led by Dr. Eric Chow of the Melbourne Sexual Health Center ran two experiments. First they added Listerine Cool Mint or Total Care to lab dishes full of Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. Undiluted, both flavors left zero bacteria alive in the dishes after a minute of exposure. Even diluted 4-to-1 they killed most of the microbes.

Then the researchers enrolled men who have sex with men, and who tested positive for gonorrhea in their mouth or throat, in a randomized clinical trial: 104 rinsed and gargled once with Cool Mint, 92 did so with saline. The men also received antibiotics, but “antibiotics don’t do as good a job of curing gonorrhea of the throat as at other sites of infection,” said Dr. Edward Hook of the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Five minutes later, 84 percent of the saline group still tested positive for gonorrhea on a throat culture. Only 52 percent of the Listerine users did. Testing negative “means there is no viable N. gonorrhoeae present on the swab,” Chow said.

Listerine was much more effective at eliminating gonorrhea bacteria around the tonsils than further back, possibly because more of it reached the former: gargling well takes practice. “It was possible that not all men gargle[d] enough,” he said.

Listerine contains alcohol, but the researchers aren’t sure which ingredient was responsible for killing N. gonorrhoeae.

There’s a remote possibility that there were viable bacteria on the throat culture, but in amounts too small to detect. And testing people five minutes after they gargled doesn’t show whether Listerine had more than a short-lived effect.

On the other hand, in the lab bench study the microbes, once gone, stayed gone. And the finding that a single gargle eliminated gonorrhea bacteria in the throats of nearly half the men raises the possibility that doing it regularly might keep the microbes away and prevent gonorrhea transmission through oral sex.

“Their experiments suggest that the contents of Listerine do kill [gonorrhea] bacteria,” Hook said. “That’s quite interesting.”

Also important: Gonorrhea infections of the throat almost never produce symptoms, Hook said, not even a sore throat. Doctors rarely test for it, so people don’t know they have it. But, through unprotected oral sex, gonorrhea can cause genital and urethral infections, which do have symptoms, such as pain and discharge. That makes pharyngeal gonorrhea “a real public health problem,” Hook said."

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Re: STD prevention with natural antibiotics

Post by John Dough » Fri 26-Apr-2019 12:52 am

Quoting from defensesoap website:

"Skin infections such as ringworm (fungus), impetigo (bacteria), herpes (virus) and pink eye (conjunctivitis) are not uncommon in contact sports. The constant skin contact required for training and competition can easily be a medium for harmful bacteria to spread from one athlete to the next. Competitive wrestlers need to take specific precautions to avoid infection. knowledge of preventive strategies and return-to-play criteria, as outlined by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, are paramount for clinicians who care for competitive athletes. DEFENSE SOAP, DEFENSE SOAP WIPES, and DEFENSE SOAP SHOWER GEL contain two of nature’s most potent natural essential oils: tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil. CLINICALLY PROVEN NATURAL TEA TREE OIL AND EUCALYPTUS OIL provide a broad spectrum of benefits effective against bacteria, viruses, and fungus."

Quoting from ncbi website:

"The antiviral effect of Australian tea tree oil (TTO) and eucalyptus oil (EUO) against herpes simplex virus was examined. Australian tea tree oil exhibited high levels of virucidal activity against HSV-1 and HSV-2 in viral suspension tests. At noncytotoxic concentrations of TTO plaque formation was reduced by 98.2% and 93.0% for HSV-1 and HSV-2, respectively. Noncytotoxic concentrations of EUO reduced virus titers by 57.9% for HSV-1 and 75.4% for HSV-2. Virus titers were reduced significantly with TTO, whereas EUO exhibited distinct but less antiviral activity. In order to determine the mode of antiviral action of both essential oils, either cells were pretreated before viral infection or viruses were incubated with TTO or EUO before infection, during adsorption or after penetration into the host cells. Plaque formation was clearly reduced, when herpes simplex virus was pretreated with the essential oils prior to adsorption. These results indicate that TTO and EUO affect the virus before or during adsorption, but not after penetration into the host cell. Thus TTO and EUO are capable to exert a direct antiviral effect on HSV."

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Re: STD prevention with natural antibiotics

Post by John Dough » Fri 26-Apr-2019 11:19 am

Quoting from pennstatehershey website:

"Some complementary and alternative therapies can help treat STDs, along with conventional medicines, to prevent infection, boost the immune system, or reduce certain complications, such as arthritis from gonorrhea. Some can help treat specific STDs, including HPV and herpes viral infections.

B-complex vitamins, to boost your immune system, particularly if you have HPV.

Probiotic supplement (containing Lactobacillus acidophilus), 5 to 10 billion CFUs (colony forming units) a day. Taking antibiotics to treat an STD can upset the balance of bacteria in your intestines and cause diarrhea. Probiotics, or "friendly" bacteria, can help restore the balance.

Propolis, 3% ointment, applied to the skin, may help genital lesions caused by HSV type 2 to heal faster. Propolis is a resin made by bees. One small study of people with genital herpes compared an ointment made from propolis to Zovirax ointment. People using propolis saw the lesions heal faster than those using topical Zovirax.

Green tea (Camellia sinensis), proprietary extract, applied to the skin. A proprietary extract of green tea, called Polyphenon E ointment, is approved by the FDA as a topical treatment for genital warts caused by HPV.

Aloe (Aloe vera), 0.5% cream. Early evidence suggests that aloe gel used topically may improve the symptoms of genital herpes in men. In two studies, men who used the aloe vera cream saw lesions heal faster than those who used a placebo cream."

Quoting from journals.lww website:

"Women are at significant risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infection (STI) acquisition with the genital mucosa serving as the main portal of infection. Exogenously supplied lactobacillus used as a probiotic may prove a cost-effective, female-initiated method to prevent HIV and STI infection in women. A probiotic may act indirectly through treating and preventing recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV) or directly by secreting endogenous (e.g., hydrogen peroxide) and exogenous substances that block HIV and STI transmission. Increased HIV, trichomonas, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections have been associated with BV. Prevention of BV may therefore reduce the incidence of more than 1 STI."

Quoting from stdcheck website:

"Probiotic Protection from STDs: Your Microbiome May Be To Blame

A study detailed in mBio, an open access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, reveals that the skin’s natural collective of microorganisms can help fight off certain infections, including the sexually transmitted disease Chancroid. Chancroid is spread by sexual contact and results in defined ulcers that bleed easily if touched or bumped. Chancroid is found in many developing parts of the world, especially Asia and parts of Africa.

In the study, researchers determined that the skin microbiome influences infection with H. ducreyi. Participants who cleared the infection on their own had similar microbiomes to each other, and participants who went on to form ulcers had similar microbiome characteristics to other volunteers who developed ulcers."

Quoting from invisiverse.wonderhowto website:

"New research has shown that vaginal bacteria can inhibit sexually transmitted Zika virus and Herpes Simplex Virus-2 in women. Bacterial vaginosis is an infection where the hallmark characteristic is replacement of Lactobacillus by a mixture of different bacteria. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection, cervical pre-cancer, and the development of cervical cancer have been linked to an increased diversity of vaginal bacteria, combined with a reduced abundance of Lactobacillus. Herpes Simplex Virus-2 increased when grown in cultures lacking Lactobacillus. Zika virus experiments gave mixed results."

Quoting from website:

"Lactobacilus casei GR1 taken from the urethra of a healthy woman was incorporated into agar beads, instilled within the rat bladders before challenge with uropathogens instilled into the urinary bladder. Our results show that L. casei prevented onset of urinary tract infection in 84% of the animals tested. The lactobacilli appeared to exclude the uropathogens from colonizing the urinary tract, within the first 48 hours after challenge, and the net effect was a complete eradication of bacteria from the uroepithelium."

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