How ViraFend® Works

The main ingredient in ViraFend Virus Defense Formula is Activated Humic Acid, which has been shown to be a significant Viral Fusion Inhibitor of multiple viruses – in essence, it ‘coats’ virus particles to interfere with their ability to attach to human host cells – a necessary step for virus replication and reproduction.

Viruses cannot reproduce by themselves; they require inserting their DNA or RNA into a human host cell to replicate – in essence, they hijack human cells’ reproductive mechanisms to reproduce themselves.  If they cannot attach to a host cell, they can’t reproduce.  There are no other natural substances known to achieve this effect other than Activated Humic Acid – the primary ingredient in ViraFend.

All viruses that affect humans work the same way.

A virus is a biological agent (a living organism) that reproduces inside the cells of living hosts. When infected by a virus, a host cell is forced to produce many thousands (or millions) of identical copies of the original virus, at an extraordinary rate.

Unlike most living things, viruses do not have cells that divide; new viruses are assembled inside the infected host cell.  If a virus cannot attach to a human host cell, it cannot reproduce.

Viruses cannot reproduce by themselves – they require a human host cell to invade, wherein the virus ‘tricks’ the host cell to replicate the viral DNA or RNA, thus reproducing the virus.

ViraFend acts by ‘coating’ the outer envelope of the virus particle, impeding its ability to attach and bind itself to a human host cell, which is called Viral Fusion (or Virus Attachment) – the first step in the life cycle of a virus.  By interfering with the ability of a virus to attach to a host cell, ViraFend is considered a powerful Virus Attachment Inhibitor.  Viral Fusion Inhibition is one of the leading areas of research in virology today, as it acts upon the virus and not upon the human host cells.

ViraFend does not attach virus particles once they are attached to or replicating inside a host cell. However, once newly formed virus particles are released from the host cells in which they reproduced, ViraFend will effectively interfere with their ability to attach to a new host cell, stopping the chain reaction and helping to regulate virus replication.

Remember: There is no cure for a Herpes infection or a Shingles infection; once the virus is inside your body it remains there for life. Ideally it will remain dormant, and the viral load (the number of virus particles) in your system will remain low. Dormant viruses, like the Herpes viruses, are known to be ‘re-awakened’ by certain triggers – like stress, certain foods, injuries or physical traumas – and the objective of anyone with a Herpes virus infection is to try to remain outbreak-free.  One way to help this is to support your body’s normal immune response and to try to keep your viral load continuously low.  ViraFend can help support your body’s defense against viruses attaching to host cells, and by helping to regulate viral replication.

It is important to stress that Activated Humic Acid doesn’t kill the virus.  It simply inhibits Viral Fusion (the ability of viruses to attach to a new host cell); and if they can’t attach, they can’t replicate.  The body’s own immune system is then able to identify and eliminate the virus, or render it into a dormant state.

For each virus particle that cannot attach to a host it’s one less virus particle replicating into hundreds of thousands (or millions) more.  And so on.  Over a period of time, as newly replicated virus particles are released from host cells, and as they are then inhibited from fusing to new host cells, the viral load continues to decline.  Eventually the viral load should theoretically drop to undetectable levels, as long as ViraFend‘s Activated Humic Acid continues to be present in sufficient quantities in the system.


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ViraFend® Virus Defense Formula
60 Capsules Per Bottle
ViraFend® Virus Defense Formula
60 Capsules Per Bottle
ViraFend® Virus Defense Formula
60 Capsules Per Bottle

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ViraFend® is proud to sponsor The United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce (USVCC), and we donate 5% of the proceeds of all sales to the USVCC to support programs for wounded veterans, including the US Department of Defense Warrior Games and the US Invictus Team.

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