Oscar's Highly Effective BHT Hepatitis Treatment

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In this overview, you will find Oscar's highly effective BHT Hepatitis Treatment, along with precise measurements and recommended times for taking BHT throughout the day. Towards the end of the overview, you will also see updates that Oscar has made to his protocol.


Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 12/08/2013

For the past 16 years, I have dedicated myself to using butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) as a treatment for all types of hepatitis C and hepatitis B. I have developed this treatment approach through feedback from individuals who have tried this BHT treatment, including those who have experienced poor results. It's worth noting that the individuals who reported poor results were those who mixed BHT with other treatments, such as milk thistle, MMS, hydrogen peroxide, colloidal silver, ozone, and others.

Dosage Recommendations for BHT Treatment in Viral Hepatitis

The following treatment has been proven effective for viral hepatitis, including hepatitis C and hepatitis B:

Take 100mg to 350mg of BHT with water on an empty stomach once or twice a day. The appropriate dosage will vary depending on factors such as a person's weight and body fat percentage. Generally, individuals with higher weight and body fat content will require more BHT to effectively treat a viral infection. An average-sized man can often benefit from taking 250mg of BHT twice a day. If adverse side effects occur and persist, lower the dosage of BHT used. This is the recommended treatment.

Supplements to Take with BHT Treatment for Viral Hepatitis

In addition to BHT treatment, the following supplements have been shown to work well:

  1. One regular multivitamin and mineral pill daily.
  2. One regular vitamin B complex pill daily.
  3. One 1mg (or 1000mcg) vitamin B12 pill per day.
  4. Daily intake of vitamin C between 500mg and 1,000mg.
  5. Lipid monolaurin (dosage unclear).
  6. 50mcg (micrograms) of sodium selenite per day.

Also, and importantly: Continue taking any doctor prescribed medicines or drugs. Many of the people who have had dramatic improvement with this BHT treatment are taking a doctor prescribed medicine of one type or another.

Supplements to Avoid During BHT Treatment for Viral Hepatitis

It's important to avoid the following supplements during BHT treatment for viral hepatitis:

  1. Milk thistle and its extracts, as they can degrade the treatment to the point where it no longer works.
  2. Grapefruit juice, as it can also degrade the treatment to the point where it no longer works.
  3. Colloidal silver.
  4. Hydrogen peroxide taken internally, as it is a reactive oxygen species that can make the BHT treatment ineffective.
  5. MMS (Miracle Mineral Supplement), which is chlorine bleach and a powerful oxidizer that can react with BHT in a way that makes the treatment ineffective.
  6. Vitamin E supplements, as they have been shown to enhance the ability of lipid-coated viruses to replicate, and therefore should be avoided during treatment.
  7. Any herbs used as a supplement, including turmeric.

To achieve the best results, it's recommended to stick with the supplements listed earlier that have been shown to work well with BHT treatment, such as vitamin B12 and a standard vitamin B complex tablet. It's important not to megadose with any vitamins. Based on substantial feedback, this treatment approach has consistently demonstrated effectiveness.

Please do not screw this effective treatment up by mixing it with other treatments and or supplements NOT on my short list of supplements. For your sake. This is what works. As Mike [ twodragunns ] and so many others have reported right here in this forum and elsewhere:

I just had a blood test (5 vials taken) and they're measuring my viral load as well as all the other measures they do. I will post the results in late June after I see my MD and get the results. To all the na sayers and crap talkers that give Oscar a hard time about the validity of this treatment, "get a life and stop with the B. S. Posts that are accusing Oscar of spreading false information about this very effective treatment". I can tell it's working Oscar because all my symptoms disappeared and it's been 4 months now and I feel great!! I'm out golfing everyday (which I thought I'd never get to do again) and I'm playing very well!? Thanks again to Oscar from the bottom of my big old heart for discovering and sharing with us all this treatment that seems to be helping very many folks that have either failed conventional tx or not wanted to do this because of the catastrophic side effects. I'm going to keep posting here about my recovery from this chronic disorder and provide my medical test results as well. Kindest regards, Mike from London, Ontario, Canada"

And follow up here from Mike: [YEA] 06/26/2012: "Got the best news I could ever ask for today, my bloodwork results are in and I no longer have any Hep C antibodies in my blood and my liver function levels are all normal. Now this is after failing conventional therapies back in 2008 and almost losing all hope of ever clearing this dreaded virus. I feel fantastic and I have to admit that BHT absolutely cures Hep C type 1a geno types when all else fails and it does it for pennies. Anybody that comes across this post, you owe it to yourself to try this wonderful substance that has given me and so many others back our lives after thinking all was lost!! BHT works!! Thank you once again Oscar for saving me and many others by sharing BHT therapy with the masses. Cheers! "

Updated Information by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) 01/04/2014

If you have experienced any positive or negative results from the BHT treatment, please share them along with your blood test results. Feedback is crucial for the effectiveness of this treatment approach. I invite you to share your experiences with me. Please note that if you choose not to follow the recommended treatment, I am not responsible for any negative outcomes.

Updated Information by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) 01/24/2014

I need to correct my earlier recommendation of taking vitamin B12 supplements with the BHT treatment. Vitamin B12 has six amino sites that can readily combine with a carboxyl group. During the metabolism of BHT, a carboxyl group is often formed at the methyl group in a substitution reaction, creating a peptide bond. Therefore, it's recommended to avoid taking vitamin B12 supplements with the BHT treatment for viral diseases, although some vitamin B12 is still necessary.


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Posted by alecs (Canada) on 12/13/2019

Hi Oscar,

I never seen a latest post from you , but i can tell it's true all you have said about BHT, I want to thank you personally for sharing this treatment from my heart ..from positive anti HCV to negative anti HCV ,at first I don't really believe that it can achieve negative anti body as medically inclined I know that's is forever copy in the blood but I was wrong ..following your instruction I was surprised to test 3 times and it was non reactive , so I decided to share it and further study on this amazing supplement..

Replied by Alecs

The key here is the early diagnosis of HCV the earlier the better you can achieve that negative HCV using BHT, since the body does not yet produce a lot of antibody HCV as it invades your body producing a lot of copy of themselves, in which BHT can early take an action on the virus itself to stop reproducing as discuss by Oscar.

Posted by Fatchabrute (Az) on 11/17/2017

Know what number designates SVR sustained viral response:

I went to Gastroenterologist almost two years of being on BHT. The Doctor sent me for blood test then when the results came back said I was a perfect candidate for this new treatment which high criteria for admission as it cost $100,000.00 the results of that very first test said :

The quantitative range of the assay is 15 IU/mL to 100 million IU/mL using COBAS(R) TaqMan(R) HCV test, v 2.0. The limit of detection (LOD) and lower limit of quantification (LLOQ) for this assay is 15 IU/mL. Results less than the quantitative range of the assay will be reported as "HCV RNA detected, less than 15 IU/mL".

During the next 12 weeks the Doctor was evasive to the questions I asked about " what is undetectable:?I could never get a straight answer now going through all my other tests I find this on the very first test! :

HCV RT-PCR, Quant (Graph)

Hepatitis C Quantitation 761,240 IU/mL 03

HCV log10 5.882 log10 IU/mL

What that means is the Doctor used me because the very first test showed my viral load was 761,240 IU/mL 03

which actually meant I had no HEPC in the first place. It had already been cured with the BHT. I ultimately found out that under 800,000 IU/ml is UNdetectable.

The moral of my story is to know your numbers to what is cured. Many Gastroenterologist Doctors do not know the numbers of SVR ...Don't be fooled.

Posted by Joe (Ca) on 02/23/2017

Hello every one,

I just wanted to let you know I have had HEP C for about 20 years now and I think it was getting the better of me tell I found about BHT. Let me tell you I was sick my poo was yellow and so was my pee. My stomach hurt all the time and so did my right side. I could tell that I was not breathing very well.

So the first pill I took of BHT 250 mg I could tell that my breathing was better, After 3 days of taking the BHT 250 mg once in the morning with water only, I see improvements let me tell you about them. First off I see that my poo was the normal brown color and my pee was normal golden yellow. My poo was yellow and I always had the runs.

Sorry if it is to much info. My nausea has almost gone away it was bad. I'm still resting a lot to try and give my body the best chances of killing the hep c from my system. I had a type of rash all around my neck it was red and now it's almost gone. After 7 days of taking the BHT once in the morning I'm feeling better and I'm less depressed. Also I wanted to tell you about my skin it just feels softer, I think it's from all the antioxidant power of the BHT. Today after one week I do

feel a lot better. The nassau I would have to say is gone for the most part. I will keep you all posted on my results. I wanted to tell every one about how much I have improved but I have been so ill and I didn't fee like getting on my computer. Today was the first day I woke up and said to my self I want to tell every one about the BHT treatment. :) I almost feel like I'm going to live now thanks every one for posting your comments about BHT, All the reading helped me a lot and I plan on taking it for two years or more.

Replied by Nadine
(Union Grove, Wisconsin)
12 posts

Thank you for your in-depth information on your health update. I think I have hep c also and still wondering which test I would take to get the best results of finding out which hep virus I have. I started bht. also and had all the same symptoms as you. Terrible feeling. I am so happy your feeling better, God Bless. Thank you Joe.

Posted by Davey D (Bc) on 11/28/2015

I am taking BHT and have no cure but it has given me back my life which the interfuron took from me and the damage it caused. I am now taking 2 caps of 350mg per day with and without food. It makes me feel good and younger as well.

Thank you Oscar for all your hard work.

Davey D

Replied by Davey D
(Bc Canada)

Update for BHT.

I had to quit using BHT because it made my Peripheral Neuropathy worse.

I took the Holkira Pac treatment for Hep-C and my viral load was over 9000,000 + and after 2 weeks in it was 15. At the end of 12 weeks it was undetectable. Now I was told that I could not take my supplements R-ALA, BHT, Chanca Piedra, and Kratom for pain because it would reduce the effectiveness of the Hep-C treatment.

I found that the treatment cured my Mellitus Diabetes and took the pain from Peripheral Neuropathy away. It seemed to improve a lot of my ailments and the liver ache every time I ate. The treatment was $60,000 and covered by health care. I have to get two more VL tests three months apart to show a cure.

My fibrosis is 2.75 and has begun to heal. I am sleeping better now and the weird dreams are subsiding. I can now enjoy ice cream and other sweets. My urine is back to normal and my dry skin problem is clearing up. I had red spots all over my face and those are disappearing. It feels very good to be free of Hep-C after 40years.

I feel it very important for any one taking BHT or any Hep-C treatment to be aware that mixing it with any other supplements can cause it to fail. Don't mess with a good thing. Wait until the treatment is over before consuming supplements.

I did find that Melatonin, a sleep aid, also helps to heal the liver, check it out in pubmed.com.

Thanks earthclinic for all your help.

Davey D.

Replied by Davey D

No cure here, just more pain with peripheral neuropathy which I shall refer to as pn.

I tried my hardest to use the BHT as per Oscar's suggestions but all it did was give me extreme pn a burning sensation just above the knee caps on my thighs. There was a study done about this at pubmed.com and you can go there and search it out.

I finally gave up on the BHT in December of 2015 at 1 350mg. cap per day. My viral load for Hep-C had climbed to over 9 billion and my liver was starting to ache with what ever healthy foods I consumed. So with my aching liver and the pn keeping me awake at night so many times, that the R+ALA I was taking for relief had finally started to fail me as well. After spending a lot of money on natural products that failed all I could think about was the Robin Williams way out with a piece of rope slung over a bridge and a sign saying my government failed me. They wanted my wife to pay for thee 60,000.00 treatment and I wasn't about to saddle her with that. I am not saying she would not have done it but I just could not do that to her.

Anyway after Abvie Pharma care put me on their compassionate care program, I started the treatment with 3 directs acting antiviral pills with breakfast and 1 booster 12 hours later for 12 weeks the job was done. 2 weeks in and I went from over 9 billion particles of hep-c in my blood to just 15. Another 10 weeks at the end of treatment I was undetectable but not considered cured. Then another 3 months went by and a test revealed again (undetected for hep-c virus) of which I received the results on 26/Aug./2016

So now being classed as cured I will not consider taking BHT because my pn no longer gives me trouble, and my liver no longer aches in protest. I just had to post this here so hopefully OSCAR sees it as he shares a special place in my heart for all he done for me.

It is a good day for me in an unbelievable short time.


Davey D!!

Posted by Alex (Atlanta) on 10/29/2015

Thank you Oscar for the good work.

I started taking BHT to help with my hepatitis b on Oct 18, 2014. I had bad fatigue/joint pains/ and very dark urine. I was diagnosed with chronic hep b. I have been taking 500mg of bht that is 250 mg morning and evening everyday and didn't skip a day for exactly one year. Now it's oct 29/15. I did one liver flush to help my liver fight the virus (I avoided processed food). They did ultrasound and found that am healthy. They took my blood each six months, That's dec/14 , july/15 and oct/15. During the previous two tests I had hbv antigen reactive and negative antibodies but my last test this month changed to HBV antibodies reactive and hbv antigen non reactive. I don't have any symptoms that I had earlier like fatigue/joint pain e.t.c.

Does this test show am cured?

Replied by Monique
(Port Moresby, Png)

Hello Alex, it seems like you are another success story for BHT use to cure HBV. I am also HBV poistive and just started BHT treatment 1 week ago. I had joint acjes and extreme fatigue before I started on BHT a week ago. I started with 250mg daily. The joint aches have gone but I find the fatigue is still there if not worse on some days and I have also found I am sweating alot. Did you expirience any side effects at all?

Replied by Alex

Bht does not have any sides effects. I had bad joint and fatigue and after few months it went away. Just keep on taking BHT but take it strictly without taking any food in the stomach. What you eat determines your pain/fatigue. Avoid fried and processed foods period. that will help your liver ALOT. To me I think based on what I went through, Fatigue and joint pains come from the food you eat since its toxic to your liver. I did not take any other Medicine except Bht, so I don't know if it works with other med.

Keep it simple and take it everyday. I am going to doc and will let you know what they said based on my history.

Posted by Lukey (Tennessee) on 10/07/2015

I tried BHT a few years ago but the dose was too much and I had to stop it. I went back on BHT 3 weeks ago. I am 64, a male. HCV since about 1982. No scarring that I know of. OK, my viral load was 5.4 million late last fall 2014. I think that's the most my VL ever was. It usually seems to be about 500,000.

3 weeks into Harvoni in Feb 2015 it was 97, then 4 weeks later I was undetectable.
(I wish I had my current VL when I began Harvoni.)

Several weeks post Harvoni, in late April 2015, I had a VL again that was 782,040. I relapsed. In 9/3/15 my VL had came down by over 33%. I had lost 322,668 points and my VL was down to 459,372. How do I think that may have happened? Maybe because I quit taking 400 IU of Vitamin E.

OK, my VL was tested again last week on 10/1/15 (after being on 175 mg of BHT daily for 2 weeks) and it's even lower now but not as low as I hoped. Its now 420,000. I lost 39,372 points in 4 weeks. I've been using oil of oregano and BHT every day. I take 175 mg of BHT a day, 1st thing in the morning. Was taking BHT by itself but have taken it with coconut oil and oregano oil the last few days. I'm trying to see which way makes it work the best for me.

Is this good news? A few days after going on BHT on 9/16/15, I felt really good one day. My moods seemed better than they've been in 25 years, but it didn't last. But I have a feeling it may return if I stay the course. My sleep seems better on BHT and I seem more together in some ways. I feel some fatigue, which I thought may have been due to "die off" of virus or some other lipid coated something or other. I felt some light liver stress the first week or so but that has gone away.


Replied by Swfowkes
(Cupertino, California)
46 posts

Lukey, the BHT appears to be insufficient for you. This is not that unusual (one of ten?). So my question is why? A biohacking approach would be to search for some kind of pervasive pro-viral influence in your life, like (1) estrogen dominance from chronic infection, which you can test, (2) a vegan of vegetarian diet, (3) heavy metal body burden, (4) toxic chemical burden (aspartame, glyphosate, pesticide, fat peroxides, cholesterol oxides, fabric brighteners and anti-wrinkle laundry additives, etc.), and on and on. It is also possible that you have one or more nutritional deficiencies of vitamins A and D, magnesium, selenium, sulfur amino acids, copper, manganese, cobalt (vitamin B12), or vanadium (see the BHT Book for a table of such dietary agents). You might also consider pushing up your BHT levels by using transdermal delivery, which maximizes tissue levels of BHT while minimizing liver metabolism of BHT. This last consideration might also allow you to switch sources for BHT, by buying bulk BHT from a different company. Many natural biological processes are responsible for our innate viral resistance. Metabolic rate, for example, is determined by (1) mitochondrial function, thyroid hormone levels, and thyroid receptor affinity. How are your mitochondria doing? Do you have symptoms of cold hands and feet, low body temperature, low pulse rate? What about your thyroid hormone levels? Are they above average (at or above the half-way point in the "normal" range)? And if they are, do your hypothyroid symptoms decrease in response to low-dose thyroid hormone supplementation? All this may seem daunting, but on some level, lowered biological functioning is the reason why some people have viral susceptibility and others do not. Since biology is complicated, figuring out what part of biology is dysfunctional is equally complicated. One of the best correlations with viral problems is low metabolic rate and hypothyroid symptoms. So assess yourself. Go to the steve page at Project Wellbeing and download the thyroid one-pager and the BHT Book. Put a check mark next to any hypothyroid symptom you show, and two next to any symptom that is blatant. If you have lots of check marks, perhaps a hypothyroid diagnosis has been missed by your doctors? Is your body temperature upon waking more than a degree below normal? Doctors generally do not pay any attention to this, but it is something that is generally associated with chronic viral diseases. And autoimmune diseases. Good luck on your search.

Posted by Jos (Az) on 09/05/2015

Better But With Side Effects

Oscar I am confused, what is the differnce between non dectable and cured and what numbers designate a nondectable rating? if under 8000 is considered a very low vl a Dr Pearlman concludes what designates non detectable. The word certainly does not mean undectable because they still detect antibodies?

As far as the antibodies go, when you get a nondectable reading you still have the antibodies fighting the hep c in your liver and lymphatic system, is that right?. wouldn't a true cure be no antibodies? is it not true that no antibodies would mean there is no hepc for your body to creat antibodies to fight?.

I was told by a Doctor nondectable dose not mean the Lab finds no trace of of hep-c so what is the the designating factor for calling it "non Dectable"

In 2010 I tested 210000 H HCV RNA PCR quant....6.32h

in 2011 using bht as you prescribe my viral load went to 87830

last week I went on harmoni the dr had me tested before starting harmoni it was down to 761240

I had venerial warts very very bad for at least 40 years tried everything, podophlyn, freezing , lazer nothing worked except when I first went on bht after about 3 months they were gone! .

I have taken 13 harmin pills so far and the fatigue is almost gone I say almost but can not really tell because I also take Methadone.

In conclusion BHT has cut my VL load more then in half and the only symptom I have had in 3 years is fatigue.

Oscar do you recomend me taking BHT now along with harmoni, I was taking it up until I started Harmoni but then I stoped I feel like I should be taking it along with the Harmoni what do you think?

I know you are not a believer but I pray for you Oscar., or at least I think I read that somewhere in one of your posts.

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Jos [ AZ ], I consider your response an important one because you also seem to have cured genital warts along with at least some success with BHT as a treatment for hepatitis C.

This genital warts condition is very troubling for all who suffer with it and BHT is the ONLY thing I know of that has actually made the warts go away and not return. There are topical treatments that work as well as they do. But that is NOT at all the same as being free of these warts.

In my opinion based on your feedback and that of others: BHT can in at least some cases destroy the virus that causes these warts.

The same is true for some people who have hepatitis C. For reasons unknown to me the BHT treatment works very well for many but not all people. Keeping the treatment simple is what seems to work best.

Also, I agree with your doctor. Being " undetectable " in a blood test does NOT mean you are cured of hepatitis C or B. It only means the treatment is working by destroying the virons in your bloodstream. It is your liver that is infected with viral hepatitis. But if you can keep your blood free of intact hepatitis virons eventually a true cure can and will be achieved. This is because ALL liver cells are renewed about every 200 days. So if you prevent new liver cells from becoming infected a true cure can be achieved and has been by myself and others.

I have NO opinion on these harmoni pills. I know NOTHING about them.

But like I said: Keeping the BHT treatment simple seems to work best. So if you do NOT need these harmoni pills stop taking them and let us see if there is improvement or not....Oscar

Replied by Jos

Oscar, my fault I spelled the name wrong. It is Harvoni, the newest drug for hep c. Its 1.000 a pill taken for 12 weeks medicare approved it because of what they concluded from the 5 viles of blood they took . I have been off the BHT and on the Harvoni for 17 days and I wondered if you thought it would be detramental to take the Harvoni with the BHT...Sorry to bother you..

By the way I do not consider the BHT as not working. It has certainly cut my viral load in 2/3. The Harvoni is the newst drug out for hep c.. I figured by your post you knew nothing of the drug because I slaughtered the spelling.

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Hello Jos [ AZ ], I have heard nothing but good things about these new hepatitis C drugs including " Harvoni ". Except for the price of course. I strongly recommend NOT using BHT while taking the harvoni.

But I do think restarting the BHT treatment AFTER and only after the harvoni treatment is completed would be an added measure of protection against any possible relapse. Maybe a year or so of one dose of 250mg to 350mg of BHT per day would make sure your liver is truly free of all infected cells.

I still take BHT every other day to protect myself against the many viruses BHT seems to destroy. I used to take BHT every day but cut back somewhat. I never catch colds and such for whatever that is worth.

You did mention the BHT seems to have cured you of genital warts. That makes 4 people in this forum who have reported BHT cured them of genital warts that I am aware of. You, Fatchabrute, Larry, and Teru.

Anyway, thanks for reporting into this forum Jos. Feedback is so very important to this forum. How else can people find out what works or does not work ? This of course goes for all the treatments discussed here. The BHT does NOT work for everyone. But it does seem worth a try for many people if used with care for many viral infections. Take Care, ...Oscar

Replied by Jos

Oscar, it makes three cured of the warts, and believe me they were bad, 25 years of bad.. I am one of the four you mentioned, differant e address.

Thank you oscar I agree 100% I was going to do just that. Bht is a great thing.. the reason it didnt totally cure me, may be :I drank coffee, Glucossamine Chondrotin, MSM also Methadone . and tons of sweets, so this may be why Bht cut my VL by 2/3 and couldnt reach non detectable ?? FB

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Jos [ AZ ], I do think the BHT at least kept your hepatitis C infection under control and at long last these new and effective hepatitis C treatments are now available.

I do think you are the person who first informed me that BHT can be a very effective treatment for genital warts. So Larry and Teru can thank you for that information.

Jos, I think it would be very helpful to people including Elle from Chicago for you to discuss BHT as a treatment for genital warts. The dosage you used should be helpful.

Sadly, most people who find helpful information here do not bother to even mention it.

So Elle: Please do discuss your experience with BHT as a treatment for genital warts. Did it work or not ? ...Oscar

Replied by Adebayo

Please, I need to know I bought my BHT from Wholesale Nutritions because Amazon doeson't ship to malaysia. And I read from the comment section that's its not pure butylated hydroxytoluene. Please can you clarify this.

(Cupertino, California)
46 posts

Adebayo, encapsulated products are rarely pure. Sand (silica, silicon dioxide) is added to help powder flow. Anti-caking agents can be added. The capsules are generally lubricated with magnesium stearate to prevent breakage. So if you want pure, buy bulk powdered or granular BHT. And make your own capsules if you cannot stand the taste.

In answering another question, I mentioned several ways to get BHT through national boundaries and customs inspections. One, have it transshipped to a friend in another country, who then repackages it and sends it on to you. Two, have your friend melt the BHT and cast it in a hobby mold into a bird, candle or figurine. Three, put the BHT into a zip-lock plastic bag, squeeze the air out and flatten it as thin as possible. Then, double-bag it and put it inside of a birthday card, book or magazine.

The last possibility is to buy it as a bulk chemical through a laboratory supplier in your country for some artistic, artisan or commercial use. BHT can be used to make candles, clean and store firearms, delay hardening of paint, stabilize gasoline for storage, make leather, preserve foods and herbs, and who knows what else. Laboratory chemicals may be high priced, but they are usually low volume. Commercial chemicals are the other way around: low prices and big quantities. I hope this helps.

Posted by Sarah (Israel) on 05/04/2015

Dear Oscar,

I couldn't thank you enough for your research on BHT and for providing people, including me, with very useful information.

I was diagnosed with Chronic Hep B in February 2014.

My PCR test (viral load) result last February (2014) was 800 but on February 2015, after one year, the amount of the virus in my blood was up to 1,200.

I consumed one 250mg of BHT for one month and one week, with water on an empty stomach, twice a day which is 500 mg of BHT per day.

My viral load with BHT after one month and one week was 860 according to my test results from yesterday. That's 30 percent less than it was in my previous blood test two months ago.

I really hope that BHT treatment is working for me! I certainly intend to maintain BHT treatment with periodic blood tests.

I started with 250 mg per day for 3 days and then I raised the amount to 500 mg of BHT per day.

I weight 54 kg.

My liver function levels are all normal.

While consuming BHT I haven't experienced any side effects at all.

When I started my BHT treatment I stopped taking Milk Thistle, Colloidal silver, Turmeric, vitamin D3, Licorice root, Pukka - Vitalise, reishi shiitake maitake mushroom extract, probiotics, and Phyllanthus.

I am still taking Armour Thyroid 60 mg due to a low thyroid hormone levels.

Since Pukka - Vitalise helped me to feel better, do you think that I can consume this product with BHT? What about probiotics?

Does it matter from what company the BHT product is purchased? I ordered my BHT from Amazon - Wholesale Nutrition LLC.

Thank you again for everything you've done to help me and many others who are desperate to find a treatment for our disease.

(sorry for my English mistakes)


Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Sarah from Israel, It seems to me the BHT treatment is working fairly well. I like to see those viral load counts go down even faster, but a 30% drop in said viral load count in 5 weeks is not bad. And your liver function tests are in the NORMAL or HEALTHY ranges. This is all GOOD news.

Also: Continue taking any required doctor proscribed treatments you need. But I have no way of knowing how the other supplements you are taking might be effecting the treatment.

And for a 54kg =120 pound person: The 250mg of BHT twice a day=500mg of BHT per day should be plenty enough of the BHT.

In conclusion: Try and stop taking any and all supplements you do not need to take. The standard multi-vitamin and mineral supplements along with vitamin C do NOT degrade the BHT treatment. Many other supplements do. You are showing significant improvement so there is no reason to get discouraged. Keeping the BHT treatment as simple as possible is consistently what works best.

Thank you very much for your update for your use of BHT to treat hepatitis B. This feedback is vitally important to this forum. I wish more people would provide said feedback....Oscar

Replied by Sarah

Dear Oscar,

Thank you for replying. I will not take any dietary supplement in the near future.

This forum has actually gave me hope, after a long time I had no hope. Please keep this forum alive for the sake of people who are looking for a cure. My doctor was very interested in my BHT treatment, and she said that she hoped I'll be able to reduce the amount of virus in my blood by using BHT.

She prescribed me more tests which I'll take in six weeks from now. I'll let you know about my test results.

Thank you. Best regards, Sarah

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Sarah from Israel, I so very much value your responses. You have a doctor interested in this BHT treatment. As far as I know, and I did do a web search: There is NO known CURE for hepatitis B. There is at least one treatment discussed that seems to help many people, but NO true cure is mentioned.

As I have discussed previously: The BHT did CURE me of both hepatitis C and B. The people at the VA told me I now test negative with the ANTIBODIES tests for both of those viral liver infections.

In fact, I was accused of lying about ever being infected. But the records from the BOSTON VAMC clearly indicated I tested positive the numerous the times I was tested for hepatitis B and C. Also I was diagnosed with liver failure as a result of a hepatitis C infection.

Also: I paid to have myself tested about 16 months later by a private [ non-government doctor ]. I still tested POSITIVE for both infections at that time with the antibodies tests. I was hoping for a NEGATIVE tests results but did not get one. This was well into 1998. I was hoping for a true cure at that time.

Keep in mind: I WAS taking BHT on a DAILY basis for those 16 months.

It was in 2006 that I tested NEGATIVE with said hepatitis C and B antibodies tests for the first time.

I was tested again in or about 2001 when I was tested once again for both infections. I had moved and was now being seen by the VAMC Syracuse, New York and again tested Negative for both infections and was accused of lying. But I guided my VA health provider back to the Boston VA medical records.

I guess they were concerned I would file a false disability claim. I never ever did. The BHT cured me of both infections and I never ever filed a disability claim as to any form of hepatitis. I had received 24 blood transfusions as part of my treatment for a really bad gunshot wound to and through my abdomen and back. Most of my liver and all of my right kidney are gone and half of my large intestine also. Part of a rib and more. Said blood transfusions were a very common source of hepatitis C and B infections back in 1968.

What is important is: There is NO known cure for hepatitis B from all I have read. But I do say: BHT is that CURE. And it is not ONLY hepatitis B but hepatitis C also along with the many herpes viruses and possibly AIDS and other lipid coated viruses.

If I can get even one Medical Doctor to pay attention it would help a LOT. I need an MD`s help with this endeavor.

From what you said: You have an MD paying attention. I no longer even desire any recognition for my efforts. If an MD can get BHT recognized officially as the effective treatment it is: My goal will be achieved.

Back to you:

The progress your HBV viral load counts indicate using BHT as a treatment for hepatitis B are significant. We do not really know what that viral load count was at the time you first began the BHT treatment. Only that said viral load count was increasing. And that it went down by 30% in 5 weeks. In my opinion: You have turned the corner and this infection is not only under control, but well on it`s to NO VIRUS DETECTED. But it takes years of this BHT treatment to get to a true CURE.

I am tired Sarah. I will end this posting at this time and for that reason. I am not only old, but live in a very damaged, pain filled body. I can NOT keep this effort up FOREVER.

Stay in touch. There is a LOT more I know about this treatment such as the different WHO reports and on and on. Those WHO reports discuss in detail how BHT is metabolized and such. Things like that....Oscar

Replied by Deirdre
(Earth Clinic)

Dear Oscar,

The staff at Earth Clinic and I want to thank you for all the years you have devoted to helping people heal themselves of Hepatitis. We are enormously grateful that you have been patiently answering questions from people around the world on Earth Clinic for almost a decade now. Without a doubt, you have helped thousands of people with your BHT cure.

I was researching the viability of BHT for the Epstein Barr Virus on the web a few weeks ago and came across some of your BHT posts on other sites dating back to 2007, so I know you have been at this a long time.

Please know that you are greatly loved and appreciated here at Earth Clinic.


Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Deirdre and the staff of EARTH CLINIC: Your thanks is the best honor of my efforts I could ever have. I burst out in tears when I read your posting.

Many people may not be aware of the courage and fortitude maintaining this website requires. The misery Ted and others have endured to provide the help available here.

Thank you for your kind remarks. Sincerely, ...Oscar

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Oscar,

I too appreciate your efforts to help others, even when you are in pain and suffering yourself. It is exasperating that you work hard and help so many and the cure is not recognized. I have loved ones that have been told there is "No cure" for this or that and the doctors just give them more drugs. And for these same conditions, I read on Earth Clinic of people curing these very conditions. I share your exasperation that often simple and inexpensive supplements, herbs, etc. will help or cure a serious condition and it is not recognized. (And people keep on suffering! )

So, perhaps the world will not know the cure you know. But, for the one person at a time that feels better because you helped them, it is still worth it. So, I too thank you for caring!



Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear " Mama to Many ". Thank you so very much for your very kind remarks. I have followed your postings and share your concern for others. You take on MANY issues and treatments with the required concern. My focus is on viral hepatitis and BHT as the treatment. You take on so much more.

That is a LOT to do. My love to you. MAMA MIA!!! ...Oscar

Replied by Sarah

Dear Oscar

Thank you for your post. I read it with great interest, and I appreciate very much your sharing of your knowledge and experience with me and other people as well!

I'm so glad you're healed from both Hepatitis C and B by BHT treatment! It's really amazing, since there is no known cure for hepatitis B (as much as I know they recently found cure for Hepatitis C).

Reading your responses made me realize that viral disease is a journey that one should never have to take alone.

Yes my doctor is very interested in BHT treatment! She said that she had more patients with Hepatitis B, and she was really curious to know whether my viral load continues to reduce.

I am not sure yet if my doctor will agree that her name will be mentioned in public as BHT treatment supporter, but she said that she'd be happy for me if I'll cure my Hepatitis B by consuming BHT, and she said she'll cooperate with me in every way. My doctor is very intelligent and open-minded person.

I wish you health and wellness, and I hope that you'll continue to accompany me in my healing process by BHT.

Best regards,


estisarah (at) yahoo.com

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Sarah Israel, Your understanding of viral hepatitis is the same as mine as regards treatments currently available to Medical Doctors: There are very effective treatments now available for hepatitis C but NOT hepatitis B.

Look, I very much understand your MD`s reluctance to put her name on the promotion of the use of BHT as a treatment for ANYTHING really. MD`s have to be very careful about such things, for all the obvious reasons. I was hoping: That if you successfully get to NO VIRUS DETECTED in that viral load count test [ not a sure thing and you are not there yet ] that she would consider filing a report of your case history as an anonymous patient with one of the medical journals as an interesting and noteworthy event. But we are there yet like I said. Of course I very much hope that is only a matter of time.

Also, getting to NO VIRUS DETECTED is NOT the same as being truly CURED as I have discussed a number of times in this forum and other forums.

It takes years of continued BHT treatment to reach a TRUE CURE. This is because: It is the liver cells that are infected with hepatitis B and C and the other forms of viral hepatitis. Those viral load count tests are a BLOOD test. When a person gets to NO VIRUS DETECTED it means the BHT treatment is working effectively by destroying the different hepatitis virons in the bloodstream and thereby preventing uninfected liver cells from becoming infected. And liver cells live about 200 days and it does follow: That if you can prevent any uninfected liver cells from becoming infected with the use of BHT eventually a TRUE CURE will occur. There will eventually be NO infected liver cells. For me this took at least 2 years and very likely more than 2 years.

But eventually I did and still do test NEGATIVE with those hepatitis B and C antibodies tests. I know this because I was accused of lying about ever being infected by one of my so called VA health care providers. She told me: Once infected you will ALWAYS test POSITIVE. But the VA keeps records of EVERYTHING. And I told her to check back to 1997 and the records will be there. I had been tested and retested and was POSITIVE for both back then. Sure enough those records were there. She told me: I must have made a " SPONTANIOUS RECOVERY " for both of those infections. But even she admitted to being confused about it all.

So to wind up this discussion: It would be NOTEWORTHY and of interest to the medical community if you could do the same with a well documented case history with the use of BHT to treat hepatitis B. That is a big if at this time....Oscar

Replied by Sarah

Dear Oscar

Thank you for your post.I read itwith great interest, and appreciate very much your sharing of your knowledge and experience with me and other people as well!

I'm so glad you're healed from both Hepatitis C and B by BHT treatment! It's really amazing, since there is no known cure for hepatitis B (as much as I know they recently found cure for Hepatitis C).

Reading your responses made me realizethat viral diseaseis a journey that one should never have to take alone.

Yes, my doctor is very interested in BHT treatment! She said that she had more patients with HepatitisB, and she was really curious to know whether my viral load continues to reduce.

I am not sure yet if my doctor will agree that her name will be mentioned in public as BHT treatment supporter, but she said that she'd be happy for me if I'll cure my Hepatitis B by consuming BHT, and she said she'll cooperate with me in every way. My doctor is very intelligent and open-minded person.

I wish you health and wellness, and I hope that you'llcontinueto accompany mein my healing process by BHT.

Best regards

Sarah estisarah (at) yahoo (dot) com

Replied by Sarah

Dear Oscar,

How are you?

I have some good news - My viral load continues to fall. In 3 month of using BHT my viral load decreased in 55.8%

Below are details of my blood tests and the results.

I got sick on February 2014.



viral load: 8.0*10^2




viral load:1.0*10^3




viral load: 1.2*10^3



I started taking BHT 500 mg per day



viral load: 8.6*10^2


28.3% percent decrease in viral load





38.3% percent decrease in viral load

55.8% A cumulative decline in three months

Thank you for everything!


Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Sarah, [ Israel]: You are doing ground breaking research about the use of BHT as a treatment for hepatitis B. Your detailed postings and updates are so very important.

As far as I know: There is NO other drug or compound that can actually cure the hepatitis B infection.

Things look good so far. The pattern seems to be somewhat different than the use of BHT to treat a hepatitis C infection. A more gradual reduction in that viral load count.

This is the same as the use of BHT to treat the different herpes viruses infections. A gradual improvement as opposed to a dramatic decrease in those viral loads.

You may wish to try an additional 250mg of BHT per day in hopes of getting that viral load count down to UNDETECTABLE more rapidly. You can ALWAYS go back to the 500mg of BHT per day if any problems occur at this higher dosage of BHT.

This focus on BHT as a treatment for hepatitis B is NEW to me. The focus used to be on BHT as a treatment for hepatitis C. But the drug companies did come up with some VERY EFFECTIVE treatments for hepatitis C recently. Those treatments are quite expensive and do NOT seem to work for hepatitis B. So this is important research.

You are my hero in all this. You care enough to update this forum with your progress. Thank you Sarah, ...Oscar

Replied by Sarah

Dear Oscar,

Thank you for your response.

I think to continue my treatment as it is for a further six weeks, and if my viral load continues to fall in about 30% like before, than I will continue this way for another six weeks hoping the virus will go away from my bloodstream.

If after six weeks following there will be no reduction in viral load, or the reduction will be less than in the last three months, I'll definitely try an additional 250mg of BHT per day.

Of course I'll share here when I have my test results.

Could you please let me know how the virus behaved in patients with hepatitis C and in your case, after you started consuming BHT?

How long it took until it was indicated that the virus disappears from your blood stream? (I understand from you that in my case there is a slow progress have I understood you correctly?)

I have started taking vitamin C. Is it true that the consumption of vitamin C does NOT affect the efficacy of BHT?

I believe that the more people share their experiences so we can learn more from each other, as I have learned from you about BHT treatment.

Thank you again, I really appreciate your help very much!

Best regards, Sarah

Replied by Sierraafric
(Sierra Leone)

Hello Oscar, please advice me I'm hepatitis B positive almost three years now. I want Know if BHT can help me. Because I have made a purchase of 500 capsules which I'm expecting to receiving at any time from now, although I'm currently taking Adefovir which was prescribed for my by my doctor he told me to take it for just two month. So I' m thinking BHT as my second drugs if I'm to continue any medications and also me tell other supporting supplements. thank you very much for your human support.

EC: Dear Sierraafric,

Please check the BHT section on our Hepatitis B page for feedback from Oscar and others who have tried this treatment.

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Sierarrafrica [ Sierra Leone ]: Please know there is NO reason for you to be afraid. One of every three people alive today is infected with hepatitis B. Most of those people will NEVER suffer serious health issues as a result of this infection.

But some will.

1. Continue and complete the treatment your doctor prescribed for you as prescribed.

2. If you choose to give the BHT treatment a try : Do so AFTER and only after you have completed the prescribed treatment as prescribed.

It is NOT good to be mixing the BHT treatment with any other treatment.

If, after completing the treatment your doctor prescribed you choose to try the BHT treatment:

The recommended dosage is 250mg of BHT per day with water only on an empty stomach for people who 125 pounds or less. For those who weigh more than that: Two 250mg capsules of BHT may be required = 500mg of BHT per day. For people who weigh 200 or more pounds some more BHT may be required. These are rough guidelines only. But it does give you something to start with regarding dosage.

The ONLY supplements I think are OK to take with the BHT treatment are: one standard multi-vitamin and mineral supplement per day and up 1,000mg of vitamin C per day.

That is it. Please do NOT ask me how this that or some other supplement will effect the BHT treatment because I truly do NOT know.

But again: Please do not be frightened. Chances are VERY good you will NOT suffer serious health issues because of hepatitis B. And recent reports along with some of the older ones do indicate that BHT is an effective treatment for hepatitis B if taken as I have discussed....Oscar

Replied by Sarah

Hello everyone

I really think it is very important that people share their experience about BHT treatment with each other.

According to the protocol I conduct regarding my BHT treatment for Hepatitis B, I would like to share with you the results of my blood tests that unfortunaely came not very good this time.

I started taking BHT about a half a year ago. During the first months the viral load dropped thirty percent every six weeks.

Six weeks ago the amount of virus in my blood was:


530 =5.3*10^2

I decided to increase the BHT dose at 250 mg more, and few days ago I did a blood test again but unfortunately the amount of the virus in my blood increased!


860 =8.6*10^2

I was disappointed because I thought that increasing the BHT dose will hasten the disappearance of the virus in my blood..

Now I do not know how to proceed with BHT treatment, or maybe I should stop at all?

I really need advice from Oscar..

Regardless of my case I hope he feels better!


Posted by Alan (Charleston, Sc) on 12/18/2014

Oscar, please comment.

I took the Interferon, Ribovirin and Incevek (sp?)treatment in 2013 through my local gastro- specialist. It was the most horrible time of my life. I am 64 years old. I could barely eat anything or even drink water. I felt so bad I truly wanted to die. I only lasted about 10 weeks before I had to stop the treatment based on my low blood levels. I found the Earth-clinic website by chance and I read your posts about your experiences with BHT. I started my own BHT program back in July of this year (2014). I have been taking 250 mg. BHT three times a day. I weigh about 220 lbs. I take one capsule in the morning when I wake up on an empty stomach, skip breakfast, eat lunch, take another about 3:30 in the afternoon and the last one when I go to bed. I am having no bad side effects. The only other things I have been taking are naproxen sodium (Aleve), vitamin D3, and a Prilosec OTC. I take these separately from any BHT. My viral load back in 2013 was 4 million. In May of 2014 after the Interferon treatment, it was 2,262,000. After 5 months of BHT, my viral load is reduced to 2,028,000. So it has came DOWN 10 percent in 5 months. I feel good physically and I have a good energy level. My doctor is wanting me to check out some of the new very expensive treatments early in 2015. But I am hesitant to start a new "Big Pharma" program if I can beat this thing over the long haul with the BHT. In your understanding of how BHT works, is it reasonable to expect a continuing reduction in viral load if I keep up the treatment as I am taking it now? Thanks for any and all response.

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Alan from Charleston: From what you have stated, the BHT has at best got this hepatitis infection in check or not getting worse for now. I know from speaking with many the OLD interferon+ribaviron+whatever treatments did NOT work. BUT, the NEW treatments your doctor is discussing with you have a VERY impressive track record.

I am glad you are holding your own with the BHT and feeling better. But that could change for the worse. The NEW drugs are much more safe and effective than the old treatments.

I agree with your doctor. It is time to try the new drugs NOW available. As expensive as they are, they do have very impressive results. Can you get some help from Medicare or whatever as to paying for said treatments? As sick as you are I do hope so. You gave the BHT a sincere try with less than the desired results.

In my opinion it is time to give the NEW drugs a try. Your very life is at stake here. You would seem a good candidate for said NEW treatments. Your doctor should be aware of any and all assistance available as far as paying for said new treatments....Oscar

Replied by Alan
(Charleston, Sc)

In all fairness, just so I am clear about this. It was the Interferon/Ribovirin treatment that made me feel that bad. My liver was normal and I hadn't experienced any physical problems prior to diagnosis. I have an appointment with a new doctor through MUSC in Feb. 2015. I am continuing to take the BHT in the interim. I have new insurance and I don't know what they will cover at this time. I guess I will find out. Thanks for any and all support.

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, Ny)

Dear Alan from Charleston, SC: I am not sure if I responded to you previously or not.

The BHT treatment as discussed by me HAS worked wonders for SOME but not ALL people. That treatment is: one or two 250mg capsules of BHT per day with a gulp of water on an empty stomach.

Also: Yes the " old interferon+ribaviron+whatever " treatments did NOT work well for many including you and can be very harmful also.

BUT there are these new drugs that just recently became available for hepatitis C. From what I have read they both work well and are fairly safe. So if you CAN get them I know of NO reason NOT to use them as prescribed by an MD.

They are expensive. The BHT treatment HAS worked wonders for myself and many others as discussed in this here forum. But not everyone as also discussed in this forum.

So there is always the BHT treatment available at a very low cost. Give it a try if you wish to. If the BHT treatment is working the way it is supposed to you should see dramatic improvement in no more than 2 or 3 months. For rapid responders the BHT treatment works in a month or less. Keep the treatment simple for best results. Avoid ALL supplements other than a standard multivitamin and mineral supplement and possibly some vitamin C at no more than 500mg of vitamin C per day....Oscar

Replied by Jparkin48
(North Carolina)

Oscar, I completed the solvaldi/ribavirin protocol in Dec 2014. at that point I was free of hep c virus. This wk I had my 12 wk after treatment blood work and the hep c has returned. I am considering the bht treatment. I have hep c genotype 2 I have early stage cirrhosis, and elevated liver enzymes. is there any reason for me not to try the bht treatment? thanks, jparkin48

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Jparkin48 [ North Carolina ]. I know of NO reason for you NOT to give the BHT treatment a try. I have often discussed why achieving a NO VIRUS DETECTED result in those viral load count tests does NOT mean a cure has been achieved. Those are blood tests that do indicate the treatment being used is destroying the viral structures IN THE BLOODSTREAM ONLY. Said treatments including the BHT treatment do NOT uninfect a living infected liver cell. Said treatments, when working the way they are supposed to do keep the bloodstream free of said intact virons but have NO effect on infected liver cells.

But: Because EVERY liver cell is a NEW CELL every 300 days or so: If you can keep the blood free of intact virons NO NEW LIVER CELLS BECOME INFECTED. And a true cure is possible.

I always thought : The BHT treatment would be and is a great follow up treatment for the conventional treatments ALONG with being the PRIMARY treatment all by itself.

This usually takes at least 2 years of said BHT treatment: 250mg to 500mg of BHT per day with water on an empty stomach. Possibly more BHT if you weigh more than 200 pounds. If adverse effects are experienced LOWER THE DOSAGE of BHT used.

Thin and very lean people are those most likely to experience said adverse effects using BHT.

It is the ANTIBODIES TESTS that determines when a TRUE CURE has been achieved. When you test NEGATIVE with said antibodies test for the type of viral hepatitis you are infected with that means YOU ARE CURED.

As stated before by me: Many doctors seem unaware of this truly simple concept. If you still have hepatitis C and or B antibodies: You are still infected and likely to relapse....Oscar

Replied by Jparkin48
(North Carolina)

Oscar, Thanks for your rapid response. I see my gastroenteologist one 4-30-15. If they don't have any other new meds available, I intend to try bht. I am 59 and weigh 180lbs. I assume 250mg twice a day would be the correct dose for me. I read the BHT information by Steve Fowkes, very informative. It states that thinning of the blood is a early side effect of bht and is brief in duration. Did you personally experience any side-effects? You stated that you have been cured of hep c. How long did it take you to start feeling better? I am exhausted frequently. If you don't mind is there any place I could read about your background and experience with bht? Thank you. jparkin----ps I will keep you posted regarding my case.

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Jparkin48 from NC, Ok, I will answer your questions as best I can.

1. Yes, for you weighing 180 pounds, 250mg of BHT taken twice a day is the recommended dosage with water on an empty stomach. Do start with the one dose of 250mg of BHT for the first 3 days. If no adverse reactions are experience go to the 2 doses of 250mg of BHT per day with water on an empty stomach.

2. I never had any adverse effects using BHT at the dosages discussed.

3. I started feeling better in about one week. After being diagnosed with a failing liver from hepatitis C, ALL of my liver panel test results were NORMAL in one month except one that was close to normal.

4. I have discussed my background as a user of BHT to treat hepatitis C and B extensively here at the EARTH CLINIC. As far as I know I am the first person to try the BHT as a treatment for hepatitis C and B.

If you meant or mean: What educational degrees do I have ? I have a high school GED certificate. I am sorry if that disappoints you. I have studied chemistry, organic chemistry, molecular biology, and biology on my own with colledge level textbooks which is NOT at all the same or equal to having a formal education in those subjects....Oscar

Replied by Jparkin48
(North Carolina, US)

Thanks for the communication, not intersested in degrees, just results.. how did you come to try bht? did you know someone else who had used it? did it take a lot of trial and error to get it right? I am familiar with bht, but only as a preservative thanks for your help jparkin

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Hello Jparkin48, The people who first discovered that BHT deactivates lipid coated viruses are: Snipes, Person, Keith, and Cupp. Their ground breaking research was first published in the journal Science volume 188, pages 64-66 in 1975. Titled " Butylated Hydroxytoluene Inactivates Lipid-containing Viruses ".

I read about their research in Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw`s book: "The Life Extension Companion ". Pearson and Shaw discuss the use of BHT to treat the different herpes viruses in that book. But they do advise people with liver disease to NOT use BHT.

But back in 1997 there was only the first of the interferon drugs available for treating hepatitis C. The results were poor at best as was explained to me by the VA doctor I was seeing.

So, after learning that hepatitis C was very much a lipid coated virus I figured: What have I got to lose given interferon`s poor tract record along with it`s many severe adverse effects ?

So I bought some BHT and began using it with amazingly good results....Oscar

Replied by Mr. Ree

Oscar, Don't shortchange yourself...There are many people through the ages that have accomplished many scientific achievements without a formal education...You chose to do deep research on BHT and it appears you have been successful...How many universities in the world teach about healing with BHT? Or even know about healing with BHT? Or would recommend it before drugs?

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Alan from Charleston, SC : One thing you are taking that might be screwing up the BHT treatment is " Prilosec " also know as " Omeprazole ". This drug or compound is known to interact with certain medications. So if you wish to keep working the BHT treatment STOP taking " Priosec " and let`s see if we can get the sort of results required to CURE hepatitis C.

There was some small improvement using BHT, but to achieve a cure that viral load count needs to come down rapidly.

I took a look at a model of the PRILOSEC molecule and it has three rings one of which hangs out there a good bit. This molecule may very well combine with the metabolites of BHT and the combined structure would be TOO large to penetrate those viral lipid coatings. This would make all such combined structures TOO LARGE to penetrate those viral lipid coatings.

So if possible stop taking " PRILOSEC " and let's see if we can get the BHT treatment working the way it is supposed to work....Oscar

Replied by Alan From Charleston
(Sc, US)

Oscar, I feel that I can speak for many others on this forum when I say "Thank You for all that You Do" helping offer options to those of us who are battling this nasty virus.

And, I got pretty good news today. I have continued with the BHT treatment that I described in my earlier post. Last check for viral load count was 2,028,000 middle of last December, 2014. I was just rechecked two weeks ago. My viral load is now 1,202,000. About 40% lower in 4 months!

I feel that we are making progress. I certainly intend to maintain this treatment with periodic blood tests to check progress on load reduction. Probably about every 6 months, because the tests are ridiculously expensive when I have my family doctor order them. And unfortunately my insurance company leaves a lot to be desired. Do you know of any less expensive sources for this test procedure?

Oscar, Thanks Again

Alan from Charleston, SC

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Mr. Ree, Thank you so very much for taking the time to post your very kind to me response. I do try very hard to make this treatment work for those interested in trying it.

I know I let some people down. I fail to pick up on what they are taking that is screwing the treatment up. That is why insist on keeping the treatment as simple as possible. I am not an encyclopedia of organic compounds. There are thousands of them.

I follow your postings with interest and know you try hard to help people. Take Care My Friend, ...Oscar

Replied by Rsw
(Uniontown, Oh)

Hi Alan,

I order my own blood tests through this site:


No prescription needed.

There is a sale going on right now, but the regular prices still are better than the costs of my doctor and hospital. I also like the freedom to order what I want to see. I don't know if the tests you require are available, but I have had good luck with this for several years. The blood is drawn at a local Lab Corp, and they both email and mail me the results. I then forward that to my doctor and I am always prepared before I go in for my appointment. If you click on a specific test, it will tell you exactly what it will show. There is a membership fee, but it is still less than what I would pay for the tests otherwise. I've found it's best to call them and ask for the best price for membership, which is often lower than advertised. I hope you find this as useful as I have.

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Alan from Charleston SC, Well, it does seem some very real progress is occurring at long last with your BHT treatment.

Please save all your medical records in a file somewhere. I use those manila type folders and file them in chronological order keeping the latest reports in front. Sadly I lost my records at some point in time after many moves under duress. I think I have them somewhere with me but can no longer find them. Anyway these records are valuable to you and should be saved.

I am not sure what to make of your case history so to speak. It appears to me: That the BHT brought your infection under control at first, but without a substantial lowering of that viral load count. The infection was not getting worse and showed some small improvement. At the very least the infection was NOT raging out of control.

And that now, at long last, some very real improvement is occurring. Perhaps your body has finally healed itself from the damaging effects of that earlier treatment you discussed and is now able to make some very real improvement with the use of BHT. I surely do hope so.

Please do stop taking " Prilosec " if you can get by without it. I do think the prilosec was degrading the BHT treatment.

Anyway, this is very encouraging news. Also, as another responder reported the organization " The Life Extension Foundation " does offer blood tests at reduced prices if available in your area.

Take Care My Friend, ...Oscar

Replied by Alan
(Charleston, Sc)

Thanks Oscar for the encouragement and the concern regarding the Prilosec (omeprazole, 20mg). Do you know if one of the other acid reducers appears to be less of a compatibility problem with the BHT? Because I also have acid reflux and need something to help that. The Prilosec was doctor recommended. The Prilosec is categorized as a proton pump inhibitor. Another proton pump inhibitor is Prevacid, (Lansoprazole). I also might be able to get by with an H2 blocker such as Zantac (Ranitidine) or Pepcid (Famotidine). Any comments on these? Thanks again for your continued assistance. Alan

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Alan from Charleston, I am NOT an MD or anything remotely equal to a medical doctor. From what you have stated you have a real need for the medication your doctor prescribed for you called " Prilosec ". I did look into the alternative medications you listed. They are all as large or larger than prilosec as a molecule.

On the upside: Your latest viral load count is much better than before. Close to half of the previous test results. Your latest test results put you close to what is generally accepted as in the LOW range of 1,000,000 or less on or in said viral load tests for hepatitis C.

So, in conclusion: Continue the BHT treatment just like you have been and take the doctor prescribed " Prilosec " as needed. You may wish to try and cut back on the prilosec somewhat. But if problems occur go back to the dosage as prescribed.

Are your liver function tests within the NORMAL ranges or not ? Because if they are you seem to be doing OK as is and making some very real progress as to that viral load count. The hepatitis C infection is not only in check, but very real progress is indicated.

I used to have a " BHT CURES GROUP ". And people such as you with other conditions being treated often did take longer for the BHT treatment to work for whatever that is worth.

And if needs be the new treatments as expensive as they are, are NOW available. I sincerely hope you can and are beating this hepatitis C infection with the BHT treatment....Oscar

Replied by Alan
(Charleston, South Carolina)

Better But With Side Effects

Question for all who are using BHT for as a cure for Hepatitis C.

I have been using BHT for about a year now as a treatment for my HCV. I am taking 750 mg a day on an empty stomach per Oscar's recommendations.

As I stated in previous posts, my viral load has been substantially reduced as a result of the BHT treatment and I am hoping for even better numbers (hoping for zero) when I get my viral load tested again in a couple of months.

HERE is my question to any and all who are using BHT for HVC. Is anyone experiencing problems with short term memory, focus or concentration? Before I found and started the BHT treatment, I had went through a doctor prescribed Interferon and Ribovirin treatment, which acted like poison to my body. It was horrible and I know it caused problems with memory, focus and concentration, but that was about two years ago. I am trying to determine if my current problems are a long term result of the Interferon and Ribovirin OR could be being caused as a side effect of the BHT. Does anyone else feel they may be experiencing these problems as a result of taking the BHT? Thank You.

Replied by Timh
2073 posts


BHT, to my knowledge is like a semi-synthetic antioxidant and is therefore relatively free of severe and harmful side effects. I have been using BHT almost daily for 3yrs for chronic active viral hep with all good results and no bad side effects whatsoever to note.

As for the pharm antivirals, there appears to be many bad side effects as you have noted. For more info go here http://www.drugs.com/ribasphere.html

As for memory & concentration, here is a list of natural herbs and nutrients that will help.

  • Gingko Biloba
  • Acetyle L Carnitine
  • Taurine
  • Vinpocitine
  • Choline/Lecithin
  • Omega 3 fatty Acids like Fish, Krill, and Flax Oil
  • Fat Soluble antioxidants Selenium/Vit-E/CoQ10 (all support and protect the Omega 3's)


Posted by Devo (Los Angeles, CA) on 11/11/2014

I got my BHT in the mail yesterday took my first pill this morning on a empty stomach.

My question is, should I wait and then take my blood pressure meds? or can I take them at the same time.

I have HepC 1a and my levels have been pretty steady for 5 years. The doctors do not want to start me on any treatments and I hope this will prove to be a good alternative.

Thanks for all the great info!

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Devo from LA, Always take BHT by itself with a gulp of water only on an empty stomach for best results. Play it safe and wait at least one hour before taking any other medication or supplement.

This is a very good recommendation for taking most if not all medications and or supplements. Totally unpredictable chemical reactions can and will occur in the fairly acidic environment of the stomach [ PH value = about 1 ] in said stomach.

So the answer is: Do NOT take BHT at the same time as blood pressure medications....Oscar

Replied by Devo
(Los Angeles, CA)

Thanks Oscar!

Posted by Sheldon (Houston, Tx) on 07/28/2014

Will BHT help to heal scar tissue in the liver from hepatitis C?

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Every liver cell lives about 200 days. If no uninfected cells become infected it is at least theoretically possible there will be no scar tissue if the use of BHT prevents uninfected cells from becoming infected. It is more complex than than that. Advanced cirhosis creates special or other problems. But minor scarring should resolve itself if the BHT treatment works the way it is supposed to....Oscar

Replied by Rebecca
(Albany, Ny)

Hello Oscar,

I have been declared "Virus undetected" in 32 days on the current drug protocol...

I then brought up your statement of "It isn't cured unitl you register Non detectable antibodies." The very rude doctor, is all aspects of her practice, told me, "if I have any disease I will always have antibodies."

Would you please elaborate on your statement as I have follow up visits with this person. My visits with her are the only side effect of the drug...Thank you and God Bless.

Posted by Sexymom (Nigeria) on 07/10/2014

I want to belive this BHT will also work for me, I was diagnosed with HBP virus this February, and since hav started making findings on the cure, my doctor ordered a liver functioning test for me which shows my liver was functioning well but my right part of my body to my ribs is soring that I can not lye by the side, my questions is I weigh less but was able to purchase the BHT 350mg, can I use it and does it affect weight reduction and also can chanca Piedra be taken at separate hours to it?

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear sexymom from Nigeria, I ran a BHT cures group for about 2 years. If you have found a supplier for BHT go with what is available as to what dose the capsules are. There were 4 people I know of who had dramatic improvement for hepatitis B using the BHT and that includes me. Those who did best used the simple treatment I have discussed. One of those 4 people did also use CHIANCA PIEDRA with LESS dramatic results. The group`s main focus was hepatitis C. So there were NOT many people using BHT for hepatitis B. The group members who did the best stuck with the simple BHT treatment though like I said one member did use chianca peidra also. One member who did very well was from an African country where malaria was also one his infections. So it got confusing with him. Was it malaria that caused his temporary liver problem or hepatitis B ? The last report I got from him was that: He did very well with the simple BHT treatment. He was/is Daniel also known as fanny. He went the UK to see doctors there and was told he had " the liver of a newborn baby " meaning his liver was functioning very well and showed NO sign of disease.

As far as weight gain goes the BHT if anything seems to reduce a person`s appetite. It is also a mild stimulant for most people. About the same as having a cup of coffee. I SAY keep the BHT treatment simple for best results. One or two capsules per day with water on an empty stomach taken with a gulp of water....Oscar

Replied by Foreman

Thank you Oscar for the hope you have through this medium giving to a lot of people. I was diagnosed of hepatitis b surface antigen in may. I am beginning to experience acute pain at the right hand of the stomach and feel so disturbed. Sexymon, please I need you to assist me on how I can purchase bht capsule. I tried through lifelink but to no avail. Please assist your brother. Foreman.

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Foreman from Abuja, I do NOT know what the problem is with why Nigerians have such a problem purchasing BHT. BHT is a food preservative. It is NOT a drug, it is in NO way any sort of explosive substance or compound. But yet people living in Nigeria seem to have a hard time purchasing BHT. Also, people such as me who live in the USA are put on a " watch list " if we have contact with Nigerians. Is there an " non-government relief organization " Americans can send BHT to in Abuja ? The BHT costs so very little perhaps I could purchase BHT through AMAZON and have it delivered to said NGO [ Non Government Organization ] and you could pick it up from them.

I do NOT want to get in trouble with USA authorities for trying to help people in need in Nigeria. I do NOT know what the laws are in Nigeria or what the problem is all about. There seems to be some mistrust between the Government in Nigeria and the authorities here in the USA. There must be some way to work around said problems. Is there an " OXFAM AMERICA office in Abuja or a DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS office, address I can have BHT sent to in Abuja ? I want to help but do not know how to. I will try and help if I can.

You may wish to try and purchase BHT through AMAZON and see if you can or not and report back to this forum. See what you can find out and report back with what you learn. There are people who care and I am one of them. I hate all this mistrust between the peoples of our world but it is the way it is. I think just being honest is the way to go. If questioned about what BHT is, say it is a FOOD PRESERVATIVE that has been shown to help people suffering from the different viral hepatitis diseases including hepatitis B and that is why you want it. How can that be a crime ? BHT`s legal designation is a FOOD PRESERVATIVE

I have been aware of many people living in Nigeria having a bigtime problem purchasing BHT. I do NOT know why this is true, only that it is. TimH has suggested buying BHT trough AMAZON. Have ANY of you Nigerians had success doing so ? Let this forum know if you have or not. This is vitally important information. So you Nigerians need to help here by providing feedback. TimH, myself [ Oscar ] and others want to help, but you NIGERIANS are the ONLY ones who can provide answers that work. We do NOT live in Nigeria. So it is up to you NIGERIANS to come up with answers to this problem. BHT is sold as a FOOD PRESERVATVE by many retailers. The suppliers are there but have trouble selling BHT to Nigerians. I do NOT know why....Oscar

Replied by Sexymom

Hi everyone, I don't know why it takes so long to update one's post, but I am here to share my experience on BHT usage. I started BHT on 7/27/14 with severe pain all over my right hand side of my body but I testify to the effectiveness of the drug because the pain has all gone and I feel energetic and alive once again. As Oscar has said there are side effects associated with this drug; just learn to listen to your body and all will be well.

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Great hearing from you " sexymom from Nigeria ". This is the way BHT is supposed to work. Fast and effective. This is how the BHT worked for me. I was very sick with hepatitis C in 1997. But with the use of BHT I was feeling normal in about one week and tested NEGATIVE with the HCV RNA test in about one month. But it does take at least a year or more to get to a negative with the HCV antibodies test. The sign of a true cure. Please keep taking the BHT just like you have been. I very much recall people who got well and stopped taking the BHT and RELAPSED. Got sick again. Please do NOT make that mistake. You still have a very many HCV infected liver cells. I KNOW what I am talking about. It took me over two years to get that NEGATIVE with the HCV antibodies test. Again it is great hearing from you.

Also, please inform your fellow Nigerians where or how you managed to buy BHT because Nigerians keep telling me they have a serious problem obtaining BHT. God Bless You " Sexymom " ...Oscar

Replied by Sexymom

Hi everyone, my health keep improving evryday but oscar I stil feel mild pains once in a while and left stopped takin BHT for a month plus bcos de 350/100 capsules finished but tnk God I was able to purchase 500 capsules of 250mg which I belive we last longer. oscar my question can I continue takin BHT wit som doctor prescribed drugs and de regular VIT C 1000mg but am really counting on God & BHT for result soonest pls advice me

Replied by Ola

Hi, I tested positive to Hbp and was asked to do an ultrasound, the results came out fine. My liver is in good state sizewise, can I take Bht as well and how can I get it please?

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Ola from Nigeria, You are the second Nigerian today I am responding to. As far as taking BHT goes: My recommendation is: one 250mg of BHT per day with water only for people who weigh 130 pounds or less. Those who weigh more than 130 pounds may do better with a second dose of 250mg of BHT per day = 500mg of BHT per day with water on an empty stomach as a treatment for hepatitis C and or hepatitis B.

I do NOT know how Nigerians can obtain BHT. BHT is sold as a food preservative. It is NOT a controlled substance. Why Nigerians have a hard time buying BHT is a mystery to me. What is the problem ? Do you know ? ...Oscar

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Ola from Nigeria, A quick follow up: You state you are positive for hepatitis B but show NO signs of liver damage. One of every three people alive today are infected with hepatitis B. Most of those people will NEVER experience liver problems.

I am NOT a doctor. I am NOT prescribing BHT for you or anyone else`s liver infections or anything else. I discussed BHT with you. It is up to you whether or not you decide to use it. From everything you said there is NO compelling reason for you to take BHT....Oscar

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 06/12/2014

BHT is butylated hydroxytoluene. This compound has proven to be an effective treatment for both hepatitis C and B. The recommended dosage is: one 250mg capsule per day with a gulp of water on an empty stomach for people who weigh 130 pounds or less. For those who weigh more you may need more. Start out with the 250mg of BHT per day for one week. Then if no adverse reactions are experienced go to two 250mg capsules per day. One dose in the morning and one at night.

It is important to keep this treatment simple. By that I mean to NOT mix it with other supplements. Many supplements make this treatment NOT work. BHT can and will combine with many other supplements by way of peptide bonds making the treatment NOT work. After many years of following the feedback provided the ONLY supplement I consider alright to take is a standard multivitamin and mineral supplement. And that is optional and NOT part of the treatment.

To effectively treat a viral infection the metabolites of BHT have to be small enough to penetrate those bi-layered lipid coatings. When BHT combines with large molecules including: vitamin B12, milk thistle extracts, and many other supplements the BHT metabolites are FAR too large to penetrate said lipid coatings. This makes it so the BHT treatment does NOT work.

Here is a link to a company that sells BHT in 250mg capsules. 500 capsules for 30 dollars. This company believes in BHT as do I and provides additional information for those interested here:


There have been a number of recent posters in this forum with questions about hepatitis B and C and BHT also. I hope my response or posting is helpful for you people....Oscar

Replied by Caryn

I have Hep c, started BHT 2 wks ago. All body aches are gone but I've had a headache. Is this a side effect of BHT?

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Coryn [ Illinois ]. It is possible that BHT could cause headaches. How much do you weigh and how much BHT are you taking per day ? If these headaches continue or get worse you may need to lower the dosage of BHT you are taking per day. Of course we want to effectively treat this infection. But we do NOT want to cause adverse effects. That is why I always advise lowering the dosage of BHT if adverse effects are experienced. Some times but NOT always these adverse effects will go away. If said adverse effects persist I do strongly recommend lowering the dosage of BHT used....Oscar

Replied by Caryn

I weigh 145, and I'm 54. I'm only taking 250 mg 1 at morning and 1 at night. I cut back to 1 a day to see if head ache would stop. It didn't. You're right, some side effects do go away. Should I continue?

This is my only hope. A $1,000 a day for Sovaldi is out of my reach.

Thanks Oscar

Replied by Caryn
(Illinois, US)

If I only take 1 250 mg a day, I won't get a headache. I know that is not enough. I'm going to try to take 2 a day more spread out. I take it at 10pm and 5am so I'll try 9pm and 6am. Wish me luck!

Posted by Yureg (US) on 04/01/2014

Here are my HBV test results:

HBV IU/mL: 13400
HBV Copies/mL: 78000

HBV IU/mL: 10,900
HBV Copies/mL: 63400

HBV IU/mL: 60,200
HBV Copies/mL: 350,000

HBV IU/mL: 836
HBV Copies/mL: 2.92

I was taking tenofovir but it was giving me the renal side effects and upon discovering this site, I notice Oscar BHT treatment. Thank you, Sir. It did worked. I started taking BHT along with chanca piedra and the supplements on November 23,2013 but my efgr was going down so I did stop the vitamins and then just vitamin D and B6 for every 2-3 weeks. Then gout flared up on January 2014 started taking opiates then viral load skyrocketed. I also stop taking the B-12. I started taking tart cherry extract along with my BP meds. I think it was the combo of 500 mg of chanca piedra at night and 250 mg of BHT every 2:00 or 3:00 am that did drop down the viral load. My liver enzyme was still elevated but it was decreasing. Thanks again Oscar.

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Yureg from US, I wish to begin by thanking you for this informative posting. As a reminder, do NOT use vitamin B12 supplements with the BHT treatment. The metabolites of BHT can and will combine with B12 by way of peptide bonds. Vitamin B12 in effect acts as a BHT scavenger degrading the BHT treatment severely. Thank you for your informative posting Yureg. I only wish more people would use the updated treatment and post their results. These hepatitis infections are dangerous. The BHT treatment does work for most people if used properly. Keep it simple. The BHT treatment is BHT and NOTHING else. Also just keep taking the BHT as you have been even after NO VIRUS DETECTED is achieved. That means the treatment is working. It does NOT mean you are cured. That takes at least 2 years for most people if not more than 2 years. This is because even though no virus is detected in your blood, a very many liver cells are still infected with whatever viral hepatitis you are treating with BHT.

A true cure is when you test NEGATIVE repeatedly with the ANTIBODIES test. Very happy to hear this good news Yureg, ...Oscar

Replied by Yureg


I was a member on the BHT group and apparently it was taken down. I just want to share the benefits of BHT for hepatitis B. I did get a successful treatment of tenofovir (zero VL) prescribed by the VA but when I did stop them due to renal nephrotoxicity side effects it came back. So far it's the simple treatment of BHT on an empty stomach that did it. I also quit drinking and start eating healthy food. I mean non-GMOs or processed foods. For meats grass-fed or non-antibiotic stuff. Organic vegetables for cooking and most of all juicing every morning. I know a lot of succesful stories from the BHT group due to simplicity and healthy eating. Maybe NIH should do some studies on these. Wish Rachel and Cathy can revive the old BHT group. Thanks again Leatherneck for you laborious research. Doc Jorge BLT3/5.

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Yureg from US, I very much appreciate your input or feedback about BHT as a treatment for viral hepatitis. As you pointed out in your last posting: Getting a NO VIRUS DETECTED with a blood test does NOT mean you are cured. It means the treatment you are using is working. Also, as you stated: The FDA approved treatments are often very hard on different organs or tissues. For you it was your kidneys. For many it is their bone marrow. The good thing about BHT is: If used in safe dosages their is NO tissue damage so you can keep taking BHT as long as necessary to achieve a true cure. A very many people relapse after a supposedly successful treatment with FDA approved drugs.

It amazes me that the medical establishment seems to NOT understand that a true cure is when a person tests NEGATIVE with the ANTIBODIES tests for the different viral hepatitis infections.

Anyway, I have thoughts of starting yet again another new BHT cures group. I have serious concerns about doing so. I was threatened by one of the former groups members with some sort of legal action by the FDA. I was very clear about BHT NOT being an FDA approved treatment for any disease or condition. This person was advised to lower his daily intake of BHT. He never once had any blood tests done. He seems to hate me for some reason and said he was determined to cause me legal problems. That is the reason I ended that group.

My thinking is that any possible future BHT cures group be a restricted group. And I have only vague ideas on how that could be done. I would only want members that believe in the treatment and are willing to have blood tests done. These blood tests are the only way of knowing if the treatment is working and or how well it is working.

I would appreciate any thoughts you have on starting a new BHT cures group.

Anyone out there can check in with their thoughts on this. If there are people interested in creating such a group say so....Oscar

Replied by Lana
(Raleigh, NC)

Hi Oscar; I stopped drinking coffee and went on the BHT alone without the R-lipoic Acid and started to feel ill after one month. I read about the b12, selenium, monolarin, and multi helping and I am taking all of that with the R-lipoic Acid and BHT and feel normal. I will get my numbers in January and let you know. Thanks, keeping the faith

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Lana from Raleigh, NC: I took vitamin B12 OFF my list of supplements that work well with BHT. I did so because people who had very good results without B12 had poor results with vitamin B12. B12 has 6 amino sites. Each one of those 6 amino sites has the potential to combine with BHT metabolites by way of peptide bonds. Yes you need some vitamin B12 but very little because B12 recycles itself. So in effect vitamin B12 acts as a BHT scavenger and vastly degrades the BHT treatment. I know I once recommended B12. The biggest mistake I made with this BHT treatment. Do NOT take vitamin B12 supplements with the BHT treatment. The small amount of B12 in standard multivitamin and mineral supplements seems to be OK. What more can I say. Stick with what works for you....Oscar

Replied by Lana
(Raleigh, US)

Hi Oscar;

Thank you for updating your protocol, I will stop the b12 and just take the multi. I am taking the selenium and the herb that was listed way back when. Hope they are still ok, I feel great at least. Thanks a ton! Lana

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Lana, I hope you have noticed that as time has gone by and the different people who have tried the BHT treatment have reported their results I am back to what I myself was doing or using when I successfully treated myself for hepatitis C. And that is BHT and nothing else. The occasional multivitamin and mineral supplement is optional and NOT part of the treatment.

I do think I identified the problem for those who have had poor results with the BHT treatment. It goes back to the way BHT is metabolized as discussed in the many WHO [ World Health Organization ] studies and reports about BHT.

BHT is metabolized [ it`s molecular structure is altered or changed ] during digestion in such a way as to make BHT somewhat water soluble. This process creates molecules that have a carboxyl group or groups. These carboxyl groups readily combine with amino groups in what is called a peptide bond. And the rather large vitamin B12 molecule has 6 amino sites for example. And many other compounds do also have these amino [ NH2 ] groups. When the compound with the amino group is small such as the amino acid glycine everything is fine. The combined structure is still small enough to penetrate the bilayered lipid coatings of the different viruses BHT is effective against and is also still non-polar and a lipid seeker. To be an effective treatment these BHT metabolites have to seek out lipid coated viruses and penetrate the lipid coatings readily. That is how they destroy these viral lipid coatings. Not only do these BHT metabolites penetrate and embed themselves in these bi-layered lipid coating but they are compelled to move about rapidly once embedded in said lipid coatings. This very rapid movement is the result of so called hydrogen bonds. Whenever a hydrogen atom is combined with an oxygen atom a so called " partial electrical charge " occurs on the Hydrogen atoms it is a partial positive charge and on the oxygen it is a partial negative charge. Exactly the same as water molecules. When water is a liquid those molecules move about very rapidly. The same is true for the smaller BHT metabolites such as BHT+glycine. With glycine this same hydrogen bonding occurs because a hydrogen combined with a nitrogen has this same effect.

Anyway, I don`t want to confuse people. But I do want to discourage the use of large doses of compounds including vitamin B12 that will readily combine with BHT metabolites. The treatment works amazingly well for many people as long as they keep it simple. If you don`t screw the treatment up with the use of other supplements it can very often work very well. You can knock those viral loads down to UNDETECTABLE when the treatment is working the way it should in a month or two. Many people have done just that. But you still need to keep taking BHT because even when no intact viral particles are in your blood, there are a very many already infected liver cells. A true CURE takes years. Liver cells live on average about 200 days. But still it takes at least a couple years to clear your body of ALL infected cells....Oscar

Replied by Ana

Hi Oscar,

Is BHT safe to take while pregnant? If so, what is the recommended dosage and what other treatment or supplements should I take to cure hepatitis b while pregnant?...thanks

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Ana from Dubai, The question you asked me is impossible for me to answer. Is it safe to take BHT while pregnant ? There have NOT been any human studies done with people using theraputic doses of BHT. The mice studies done by WHO [ World Health Organization ] do not indicate any problems with small doses of BHT in pregnant mice. But people are not mice. How sick are you ? Can you wait until your baby is born before starting the BHT treatment ? I suggest waiting until you give birth before starting the BHT treatment....Oscar

Replied by Ana
(Dubai, UAE)

Dear Oscar,

Thank you so much for your quick response. I'm not sure how bad is my hepa b. The doctor just told me I have it. I am an expat working in Dubai and will be facing deportation because of this disease.

I have read that BHT in food amount is safe during pregnancy. Is a 250mg or half of it per day cannot be considered small amount? If you are not sure, then what other treatment can you recommend? Thanks. - Ana

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Ana, I woke up concerned about you. What disease do you have ? My concern is this: If you are sick that is not good a developing fetus. I am not positive about the effect of BHT on a fetus. I did look at one of the WHO reports and found this:

4. EVALUATION In view of the probable involvement of hepatic enzyme induction in the development of the hepatocellular damage associated with repeated doses of BHT, the Committee concluded that, in this case, enzyme induction was the most sensitive index of effects on the liver. A well-defined threshold was demonstrated at 100 mg/kg bw/day in the long-term study reviewed for the first time at this meeting, giving a NOEL of 25 mg/kg bw/day. Effects observed in the reproduction segments of the in utero/lifetime exposure studies were also taken into account in the derivation of this NOEL. The Committee used a safety factor of 100 to allocate an ADI of 0-0.3 mg/kg bw for BHT.

Here is a link to this report:


You could print up this report and show it to your doctor and find out what he or she thinks about whether or not you should take BHT while pregnant.

That report does refer to reproductive studies in the statement I posted. NOEL means No Observed Effects Level and ADI means Acceptable Daily Intake. A theraputic dose of 250mg of BHT per day is well below the NOEL but more than the ADI. The ADI is 1/100th of the NOEL and is defined as such. These acronyms are defined at the very end of that lengthy report. Past all the many references.

The best I can do for you is provide the information available. You have to decide what is best for yourself. You may wish to discuss this with your doctor....Oscar

Replied by Ana

Dear Oscar,

I couldn't thank you enough for taking the time to research on this and provide me with very useful information. My doctor said I have Hepatitis B but I don't show any symptoms. Maybe the levels are still low. I think it's best that I postpone treatment with BHT after I give birth. The safety of my baby should be my top priority. A healthy diet and lifestyle should do for now.

Thank you so much for being so helpful.

Best regards, Ana

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Ana, Your plan seems a good one. For most people infected with hepatitis B, they never have a serious problem ever. But there are still many that do. By the way, fully one of every three people alive today are infected with hepatitis B. So take good care of yourself and after you have your baby you can take on the hepatitis B with BHT. By the way " sexy mom from Nigeria " had extremely good results using BHT to treat hepatitis B. All symptoms were gone in about 9 days of BHT treatment. There are other equally impressive reports here at the EARTH CLINIC and elsewhere on the web. Her report is the latest one I am aware of. But like I explain to everyone who will listen: Being symptom free is NOT being cured. To get cured takes at least a few years of daily dosing with BHT....Oscar

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 02/08/2014

There ARE important updates to the BHT treatment for hepatitis C and B. Importantly, the feedback indicates that vitamin B12 is NOT, I repeat is NOT a recommended supplement for this BHT treatment. Yes of course you need SOME vitamin B12. BUT, adults need LESS than 3mcg [ micrograms ] of B12 per day. The feedback DOES indicate that vitamin B12 used in excessive dosages severely degrades the BHT treatment for hepatitis C and B.

Here is the BHT treatment updated: 2-5-2014

  • The BHT treatment is BHT. The recommended dosages for the use of BHT to treat hepatitis C and B is: 100mg to 350mg of BHT taken with a gulp of water on an empty stomach once or twice a day. Most people in the 150 to 180 pound range do very well with one 250mg capsule of BHT taken twice a day = 500mg of BHT per day.
    The less you weigh the less you need. The more you weigh the more you need. Also the fat content of that weight is a factor. People who are thin and have relatively lower fat content tend to have a harder time tolerating BHT. They are more prone to adverse side effects. And as people get beyond the age of 50 years old they tend to have a harder time tolerating BHT.
    Additional information:

    Supplements that have been shown to work well with the BHT treatment are:

    1. A regular type multi-vitamin and mineral pill once a day.
    2. A regular type vitamin B complex pill.once a day.
    3. Vitamin C in a daily dosage of between 250mg and 1, 000mg per day.
    4. The lipid monolaurin. Unsure about dosage.

    Also, and importantly: Continue taking any doctor prescribed medicines or drugs. Very many of the people who have had dramatic improvement with this BHT treatment are taking a doctor prescribed medicine of one type or another.

    SUPPLEMENTS TO AVOID. Do not take:

    1. Milk Thistle and it`s extracts. Degrades the treatment to the point that it no longer works.
    2. Grapefruit juice. Degrades the treatment to the point it no longer works.
    3. Colloidal silver
    4. Hydrogen peroxide taken internally. Hydrogen peroxide is a REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES. It will make the BHT treatment NOT work.
    5. MMS [ Miracle Mineral Supplement ]. MMS is chlorine bleach, a very powerful oxidizer that will react with BHT in such a way as to make the treatment not work.
    6. Vitamin E supplements. Yes you NEED some vitamin E. But a normal diet provides plenty. Vitamin E supplements have been shown to enhance lipid coated viruses ability to replicate and should be avoided for that reason.
    7. Any and ALL herbs in theraputic dosages.
    For best result stick with those few supplements I listed that have been shown to work well with this treatment in the dosages suggested. Any and all supplements are at best optional....Oscar

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Replied by Hanna
(Florida, Usa)

Hi Oscar,

I'm Hanna from Florida. My 66-year old husband probably contracted hep. C in the early 70s. He was diagnosed Oct 2013 and it had become cirrhosis of the liver by then. HCV 1b.

Would he be a good candidate for BHT treatments? He weighs 150 lbs only (used to weigh 165) and his dr put him on 3 diff. meds: 2 diuretics: Spironolact 50 mg + Furosemide 20 mg (for ascites) and Nadolol 20 mg (beta blocker for esophageal varices). He is feeling good, other than being tired, probably caused by side effects of his meds. Occasional itching also.

Dr wants him to start SOVALDI (new med that costs $1000/pill by Gilead - we don't have any drug benefits, only Original Medicare, so we can't afford it... Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated! Hanna

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Hanna, The BHT treatment has worked very well for many infected with hepatitis C type 1b. It has also worked well for ALL hepatitis C variants for many people. For best results keep it simple. Do NOT use other supplements while using BHT to treat a viral infection. Do NOT take milk thistle, vitamin B12, or any other supplement.

You said your husband weighs 150 pounds. He should start out with no more than 250mg of BHT per day and stay with that dosage for one week. He can then try a second dosage of the same 250mg of BHT taken separately. If any adverse effects are experienced go back to one 250mg of BHT per day. 250mg of BHT per day works well for many people in your husband`s weight range. It is important to take BHT with water only on an empty stomach.

Many people get well in a month or two. BUT, it takes years to be truly cured. I have read reports from people who get and feel well. Then stop the treatment and relapse. To be truly cured is to test NEGATIVE with the hepatitis C ANTIBODIES test consistantly. Just get retested to make sure.

This mistaken notion that getting a no virus detected result in a blood test is nonsense. The hepatitis viruses exist and reproduce in the liver cells. Testing no virus detected in a blood test simply means the treatment is working. It takes years to clear the liver of ALL infected cells....Oscar

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