I contracted Hep C around 1984. A friend mentioned an amino acid called "Alpha-Lipoic Acid" to lower my enzymes levels AST and ALT count. He showed me in a book that had a list of elements that were taken out of our school of medicine in 1950's. I have had a level of roughly 20 AST and 35 ALT ever since. My liver doctor about 10 years ago was completly surprised by the levels, and asked what I was doing to get these levels. I mentioned "Alpha-Lipoic Acid" and he did not recognize it. It is sad when we are controlling what doctors should and shouldn't know. Hope this helps those reading.
Does anybody know if it's OK to take Arginine with hepatits c? First post- thanks much
San Francisco, Ca
Vancover, Bc Canada
Port Isabel, Tx
Take Styrian pumpkin seed oil (or just a handful of Styrian pumpkin seeds) for hep c and jaundiced skin :)
My Brother was diagnosed with Hep C and Stage IV Cirrhosis. He contracted HepC when he was 18 from blood transfusions from a motorcycle accident. 40 years later he became quite ill even had an esophogeal bleed which almost killed him. Drs at Kaiser said to go home and wait until he qualified for a liver transplant. Nothing they could do for him since he had the bleed out. We searched the internet and found Dr. Burt Berkson in Las Cruces NM.
We went there for 2 weeks, he was so ill he couldn't even roll his own suitcase to the hotel. After 1 week of treatment, he could go up stairs again, he didn't feel like he had the flu, could walk around and could sleep again. When he finished the treatments after two weeks, we flew back to Los Angeles, my husband picked us up at the airport and couldn't believe his eyes when he saw my brother. Dr. Berkson treats many auto immune diseases. We saw miracles in the 2 weeks we were there with several other people. This treatment is not expensive and works. I wouldn't believe it if I didn't experience it with my brother. Our friend is now being treated for his MS and having amazing results as well. Dr. Berkson uses ALA, Silymarin, Selenium IV's with a B complex injection. He also uses a low dose Naltrexone at night. Dan's MRI after treatment showed diminishing of the lesion on his liver and all of his lab work is moving in the right direction. The Dr at Kaiser asked what he was doing, because he was surprised at how his lab work turned out. We never told him because we thought he would be offended or try to convince us not to go back in 6 months for a "top up".
Berkson looks at your lab work (you can fax it) and tells you if he thinks he can help you or not free of charge. People were there from all over the world telling us about their success with this treatment.
San Fernando, Philippines
I've been taking BHT treatment for 6 weeks. 250mg and 500mg 12 hours apart. Keep in mind I have already done 12 weeks Harvoni with no evidence of cure. Then I was prescribed 12 weeks Viekera with the same results. During these treatments I was not told to not take large doses of vitamin E . I was taking 400 plus I.U. per day. Given that this link suggests that vitamin e protects the lipid coated hep c viron from immune system attack, it may well explain why my Harvoni and viekera treatments were unsuccessful.
So I've been taking BHT without the large supplement regimen. My last liver panel showed 50% increase in ALT and AST levels. Since my ferritin level was 900. After a 1000 one's chance of getting cancer goes up 20 to 200 fold. I was taking 500mg IP-6 3x/day. Could be toxic to a compromised liver (hep c 1a ) viral load 7500000. contracted 1971. I'm going to try MONOLAUREN. I was bruising very easily after taking less than 200mg c. I now take 5 to 10 grams california gold 1000mg caps Qualli-c. WOW, good stuff. No runnies.
Going to take lysine, chanca piedra, lapoic acid, nac, d3, k2, colodial silver, coral calcium for increasing ph, magnesium malate, selenium and a high quality multiple.
I'm 63, walk an hour every day and work out at the gym twice a week. I take citrulline to prevent the stink of ammonia away. A doctor would prescribe lactalose but that stuff will give you the runnies. I consume an average of 90 grams protein so I have to take the citrulline because of a cirrhotic liver.
I wanted to thank OSCAR and RE INPHRASE FOR ALL HCV diagnosed ones. I GOT CURED with BHT. I took it for one year. Was reported on 2012... It is 2016 now, and I just did my last exam as as check up. It reports as non detectable until nowadays and I have stopped taking BHT. I wish I could shout for the whole world.
Hi everyone! I just wanna share how bht work on my hcv( hepatitis c virus) I am a Filipina and working here in Kuwait I was diagnosed with hcv last August 25 2015 when I went through the medical exam that support my working visa in Kuwait. I feel down and didn't believe how I got this virus.. I've done my medical exam twice with the same results that I had hcv. From then I start searching online how and what treatment should I do, until I read this bht all about.. But unfortunately I can't find bht in the Philippines so I order online last September 13 2015 and it's from Illinois...I just received it September 30 2015 and start taking it in the morning without taking food, like what I had read..October 28 2015 I decided to do hcv test and the result is negative. Then again I went manila to report in the agency and November 3, 2015 I had the complete medical exam again and the result is just the same. Its non reactive..God is great! And thanks to Oscar! November 11 2015 I left Philippines...and working here in Kuwait..
I took BHT for 3 months in 2014 and my viral load decreased from 1.5MM to 1MM. I was really hopeful. I took BHT for a year every day and when I got my viral load count this month its at 2.6MM. I am done with natural cures and am going with Harvoni this year.
I am a petite 115-120 pound woman. I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C type 1a in 2006; my viral load was 1,001,530; AST:53; ALT:99. (I believe I contracted it in 1998.)
On 12/12/2012 my viral load was 5,450,000; AST:45; ALT:99.
On 12/04/2013 my viral load was 8,980,000; AST:45; ALT: 95.
In January 2014 I started taking two BHT 180 mg with ascorbyl palmitate 80mg capsules (BHT Plus) on an empty stomach for a total of 360 mg BHT twice daily (720 mg/day).
On January 9,2015 my viral load was 1,990,000; AST:58; ALT:103.
I am concerned about the form of BHT I take because it contains ascorbyl palmitate which is apparently a fat soluble form of Vitamin C. I'm worried that the antioxidant effects of the ascorbyl palmitate might hamper some of the antiviral effects of the BHT. I take that form because it is the only form of BHT that my health food store and my on-line vitamin company carry.
I ordered a different brand on the internet (from Vitamin Research Products) containing BHT 350 mg, but when I opened the bottle, the strange smell of the capsules scared me. The smell was a strong, unpleasant chemical smell. I don't know if BHT normally has a smell, but the BHT with ascorbyl palmitate has virtually no smell so I stuck with that after smelling the terrible odor of the other brand.
Thank you, Oscar, for the information about BHT. I was so hopeless for so long. Finding your posts in late 2013 brought hope back into my life. By the way, the horrendous Herpes outbreaks I used to suffer have miraculously disappeared since being on the BHT. However, as I said, I still wonder about the efficacy of the product containing ascorbyl palmitate for the Hep C, and I am not sure I am taking the right dose. I am willing to try a different form of the BHT without the ascorbyl palmitate on your recommendation. And, does BHT normally have a strong smell?
I am posting here for the first time. I was diagnosed with Hep C on 06/10/2015. It was, of course a shock to me, as I am generally in very good health. I do not have a viral load number but my ALT is 35 and AST is 40. I have an appointment with a specialist in 5 weeks. I assume that they will perform tests to get further information I.e genotype, viral load etc. Anyway upon receiving this news I immediately started researching cures and stumbled across this forum. I ordered a bottle of BHT.. It is due to arrive in a couple of days. I intend to post extremely detailed results on a monthly basis to document my progress on this regimen. I will also keep people posted on any good or bad side effects that I have once I begin BHT.
I have been taking 1000 mg of BHT every night before bed on an empty stomach, I take nothing else , till next morning I take 10 mg rabeprazole vitamin b complex B-100 and 250 mg of DMG. its been a year and my hep c reading before AST 113 ALT 217 viral load 3.54 x10 to the 6th
After one year AST 42 ALT 61 viral load 3.7E+6 .
If I read the first reading for viral load correctly it was 3,540,000 and now it's 3,700,000. an increase, but the AST and ALT has been steadly decreasing.
What am I doing wrong?
Simcoe Ontario Canada
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Hi, I just want to thank all of you for this site. I was diagnosed with Hep C genotype 2 this past December and have a viral load of over 5 million. My abdomen has started to swell and my blood pressure is rising. Will BHT help with these symptoms or should I be taking complimentary products also?
My support system seems to have shut down right in front of my face. Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
Hello again I just wanted to know if I can use BHT with my anti anxiety herbal blend named a2x which I started two days ago. Also, is desicatted liver ok to be used while on BHT? I will order BHT for my Hep c as soon as I hear from you. Thanks so much
I took BHT for three weeks in January and then again for the entire months of April and May. I am trying to cure Hep C. In June 2013 my viral load was 1,570,000 and in June 2014 my viral load is 1,000,074. My numbers had been increasing each year since 2006, so this is a great improvement. I didn't take anything but BHT.
Port Isabel, Tx
The BHT 250mg that I have been using now for over two and a half years has made me feel a lot better and increased my energy, although it has failed to cure me of Hep-C. I have been monitoring your posts here and am encouraged to see you are helping a lot of people. My friend bigmac says hi as well.
Now I would like to update my condition. I am 67 years and have had to change my diet due to recently going from Borderline Diabetes to type 2 Diabetes, after taking R+NAC for 1 year. I was so bloated that I could no longer sit and tie my shoe laces and I was getting a lot of gut pain.
Turns out that I am Lactose intolerant and have to use Lactose free milk. As well I have had to stop eating all processed foods and all whites including breads and anything with Gluten in it. I was shocked to discover how much sugar they use. Now I eat a lot of Salads, chicken, pork, unsalted peanuts, Golden Delicious Apples with a dab of Sugar Free Peanut Butter on it, and eggs with Pears for breakfast. I have since found Sugar Free Ice Cream which I have with Strawberries on it. I have found a solution to my Constipation problem and now have daily bowel movements which are easy to pass and are much softer. It is RestoralLAX 1 cap full added to my morning coffee.
Over the past six weeks I have dropped my weight from 205lbs. to 193lbs. and reduced my pants size from 44 to 40 waist. The chest pains have disappeared and the pain around my Liver area right lower lobe has also decreased to near none.
I am still taking the BHT 350mg per day some times on an empty stomach and sometimes just before a meal because of it's other benefits though not loosing all hope with it for the Hep-C cure. I continue to use Chanca Piedra 500mg per day for it's ability to reduce Liver pain and for it's antiviral properties. My Neuropathy is under control with R=Alpha Lipoic Acid 200mg x2 per lunch and supper.
I did get a Shingles Vaccine shot last year which elevated my Liver count. I did that just to play it safe against getting Shingles and then found out it's a live virus they use in it. I hope I didn't screw things up. My last blood draw showed 51 ALT on my Liver function test and I will have another Ultra Sound on my Liver soon. As for my other aches and pains, they come and go just like before taking the BHT.
As for the Milk Thistle, I quit using it a couple of years ago after finding out that it can cancel other meds and herbs by trying to protect the Liver. I am glad I don't have to waste the precious little money I have on it.
I do find that if I feel a smidge sick over night that Ginger Root Extract cures that. I suppose I should take it ever day but don't.
Take care Oscar!!!!