Unfortunately, there is no known cure for the Herpes Simplex Virus. However, recent research developments in the hemp industry have given us the ability to potentially treat some of the virus's symptoms. CBD has not only shown to be beneficial in the treatment of herpes symptoms, but it may also help prevent future viral outbreaks. In this blog, we will be discussing what the Herpes Simplex Virus is, how you can contract it, the ways that CBD can help treat the symptoms of the Herpes Simplex Virus and what form of CBD works best for treatment.
What is the Herpes Simplex Virus?
The herpes simplex virus, also known as HSV, is an infection that causes herpes, it can appear in various parts of the body but most commonly on the genitals or mouth. There are two different forms of the Herpes Simplex Virus, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1, also known as Oral Herpes is generally responsible for cold sores and fever blisters around the mouth and on the face, while HSV-2 primarily causes genital herpes.
What causes the Herpes Simplex Virus?
The herpes simplex virus is a contagious virus that can be transmitted from person to person through direct contact.
HSV-1 HSV-1 can be contracted from general interactions such as:
Sharing Lip Balm/ Lipstick
Children ca also contract HSV-1 from early contact with an infected adult. Once infected, they could carry the virus with them for the rest of their lives.
HSV-2 is contracted through forms of sexual contact with a person who has HSV-2. HSV-2 infections are spread through contact with a herpes sore. In contrast, most people get HSV-1 from an infected person who is asymptomatic, or does not have sores. It is also possible to get genital herpes from HSV-1 if someone who performed oral sex had cold sores during that time.
How Does CBD Oil Help Prevent Herpes (HSV-1) Outbreaks?
We’re glad you asked! The foundational factors of most HSV outbreaks are stress, poor diet, low immune system response, lack of sleep, and a few other factors. CBD Oil is designed to work naturally with your body and promote a reduction in internal stress and less anxiety so you’re able to choose healthier foods, boost immunity through balancing your body’s mental, physical, and overall state of wellness, and promote an exceptionally deeper sleep where you’re able to feel well rested the next day. After factoring in all of these aspects of CBD oil, your herpes outbreaks will most likely be few and far between. A body with adequate rest, low stress, good diet, and healthy immunity will be able to stand up to a potential herpes outbreak with ease.
How Do I Take CBD For Herpes?
When it comes to Herpes treatments, most medication willact as either an antiviral or an anti-inflammatory. CBD can act as both of these, making it a usefulalternative treatment option. With CBD oil’s natural, anti-inflammatory response, you may be able to successfully reduce the appearance of your outbreak and help promote the onset of healing.
Many people will apply CBD infused topicals directly to herpes sores to help relieve pain and redness. However, the quickest and most direct way to give your body the full benefits of CBD is to ingest either CBD Oil or CBD Softgels. These CBD products are more potent than topicals, and you are able to recieve more CBD in a smaller volume.
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