Epstein Barr Virus infection is so common that an estimate of 90-95% of the world’s population is infected with the virus. However, most of us go through life without experiencing noticeable symptoms, and many haven’t even heard of the virus’s name. Epstein Barr Virus is a member of the herpesvirus family. Most people often refer to EBV infection as Mononucleosis or “Kissing disease” due to the fact that it’s usually transmitted through kissing or exchanging bodily fluids.
The virus stays dormant in the system for years, however, when your immune system weakens, it may reactivate and cause great discomfort. If you have been feeling under the weather for a prolonged period of time without any apparent reason, chances are, you are going through a reactivation period. Other symptoms include sleeplessness, fever, headaches, muscle strain, light sensitivity, or sore throat. Check with a health practitioner if you are unsure whether your condition is related to EBV or not.
1. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a good natural remedy for flu and many other diseases. Vitamin C helps strengthen your body’s immune system so that it can fight the virus better. Studies have shown that after taking vitamin C, the presence of Epstein Barr virus in the system is gradually reduced. Not only that, but the duration of symptoms is also shortened.
What more can you expect from a few little drops of vitamin? Naturally, you can get vitamin C from oranges, lemon, grapefruits, strawberries, kale, yellow bell peppers, and many other vegetables. However, if natural sources do not offer you a high enough dose in a timely manner to fight off those Epstein Barr viruses, or you simply are not a huge fan of sour fruits, consider taking supplements that are readily available in the market. Consult your doctor for the most suitable dose and type of supplement.