Dear Mr. Fowkes, I recently came across an article about treating Herpes simplex virus and a myriad other illnesses with BHT. I am very intrigued as I have recently been diagnosed with HSV2 and have been looking for potential cures. Presently I have been using 70% DMSO solution mixed with a small amount of food grade H2O2. I apply with a spray bottle and it has been very effective as a treatment, although the odor it produces is unfortunate. In any case, it does not seem to cure the problem. I had considered taking it internally as well, but haven’t yet. Anyway, I plan on buying your book and giving BHT a shot. However I have a two main concerns: Where can I buy it and are these vendors trustworthy? Also, if there’s any insight or advice you have regarding treatment of or cure for herpes I’d love to hear it. I look forward to your response. Thanks very much. —A
BHT is still politically incorrect among health food sources. So you’ll probably have to look online for sources. Vitamin Research Products (www.vrp.com), Lifelink (www.lifelinknet.com), and Beyond a Century (www.beyond-a-century.com) are three sources of which I am familiar.
Regarding quality, none of it is pharmaceutical grade (BHT is not approved as a drug anywhere in the world). BHT should be food-additive grade (as opposed to industrial grade, which might be used in making rubber or paint). If you want to convert it into pharmaceutical grade, you will have to filter it with activated charcoal.
The use of BHT as an antiviral drug is fully described in The BHT Book.
As I understand it, hydrogen peroxide is a sufficiently powerful oxidant that it can convert DMSO (demethylsulfoxide) to MSM (dimethylsulfone). This would dismutate the peroxide and convert it to water. You might check out this possibility by adding some reduced iron to the mixture and see if it foams from oxygen-gas evolution, or not. DMSO and MSM have had mixed results for herpes. I think reduced-sulfur compounds are much more effective, like L-cysteine, N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), dithiocarbamates, and glutathione. —Steve