Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD)

Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) May Be Caused by the Shingles Virus; the CBCD Reviews the Medical Evidence

A study published in the medical journal Neurology found VZV in “74% of temporal arteries pathologically positive for GCA.” (1)


Rochester, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/09/2015 -- "Infected with the varicella zoster virus (VZV)? The CBCD recommends taking Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin." - Greg Bennett, CBCD

Herpes zoster is a condition caused by a herpes virus. The varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes chickenpox, and later in life the virus can cause herpes zoster (shingles). The authors of a study wrote that "Our analysis, which is the largest to-date, provides compelling evidence that the virus also reactivates in people over 60 in another way, triggering giant cell arteritis. (GCA)" (1) GCA is a condition that causes "an inflammation of the lining of your arteries - the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Most often, it affects the arteries in your head, especially those in your temples. For this reason, giant cell arteritis is sometimes called temporal arteritis or cranial arteritis." (2) Those who develop GCA may experience "headaches, jaw pain, and blurred or double vision. Blindness and, less often, stroke are the most serious complications of giant cell arteritis." (2) The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) recommends that those who have ever had chickenpox take Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin. The formula of these natural antiviral products was designed to help the immune system target the latent varicella zoster virus.

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The formula of Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) in two clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR formula is effective against viruses in the herpes family, including HSV-1, HSV-2, the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), the human cytomegalovirus (CMV), and others. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, "individuals infected with a (herpes virus)…reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR." (3) The study authors also wrote that, "We observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms." (3)

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As noted above, "Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays in the body in a dormant (inactive) (latent) state. For reasons that are not fully known, the virus can reactivate years later, causing shingles." (4) Research now shows the virus is associated with the development of many other conditions as well.

"Because the shingles virus can be triggered through a decline in the immune system, we recommend taking Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin. The formula of these natural antivirals was designed to help the immune system target the latent form of the virus." – Greg Bennett, CBCD

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(1) Pauline Anderson "New Evidence of Varicella-Zoster in Giant Cell Arteritis" Published February 20, 2015 -

(2) - Diseases and Conditions - Giant cell arteritis - Published October 05, 2012.

(3) Polansky H, Itzkovitz E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2013, 4, 1-8

(4) – Shingles (Herpes Zoster) – Signs & Symptoms