Just when I thought I was done railing on hydrogen peroxide, I get pulled straight back in.
I read the following comment on a forum (speaking about drinking 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide for the purpose of preventing cold sores):
“I have tried that. And completed the “detox” protocol. I haven’t had any OB since. It’s been about 3 months. […] I am also taking acyclovir and a whole arsenal of other natural supplements”
Talk about overkill.
Dude takes an “arsenal” of different supplements, plus acyclovir (i.e. the pharmaceutical gold standard in herpes anti-viral pills)… but it’s somehow the H2O2 that’s stopping his cold sores…
Hmmmm… Me thinks he’s a little high off his own cold sore prevention cocktail.
Because while I have no doubt that what this dude is doing works for him, I question his thought process:
How can you determine what treatment works for you if you’re taking all of them at the same time?
And how long can you possibly maintain this stupidly overly complicated regimen day in and day out before you start slacking, start missing days and have your plan turn to complete chaos?
Because if you’re taking that much stuff, chances are only one of the treatments you’re taking is doing all the cold sore killing anyway.
And in this dude’s case, my bet is on the acyclovir.
Not the hydrogen peroxide (because like I said last time, it instantly turns to water in your stomach), not the “arsenal” of natural supplements.
It’s the 80/20 rule.
You know, the principle that states that roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes?
Applied in this scenario, 80% of the herpes suppression activity is most likely coming from 20% of the treatments he’s taking.
Wouldn’t it be a whole lot simpler to just figure out what that 20% is instead of taking everything all at once?
Would sure make his morning routine easier and probably save him a bunch of money in the process (not to mention avoid him all the nasty risks of drinking hydrogen peroxide in the first place…)
Yup, I bet he could cut out everything except the acyclovir and he’d get the same result.
Keep it simple. You’re more likely to stick to the plan and reap all the benefits it can bestow.
That’s why the tips I share in my daily cold sore newsletter are stupid simple.
I try to never over-complicate things with a bunch of exotic supplements or dozens of homeopathic “cures” (which are just as useless as hydrogen peroxide… another rant for another day).
Just simple strategies you can start using right now.
Chris “the Cold Sore Killer” Mueller