BHT - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for BHT. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.


Posted by Deirdre (LA) on 11/23/2019
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BHT flu update: Used the BHT remedy about twice a year since I posted in 2017. It has worked each time and I never got sick. Used just one dose per day, two days maximum. Still my favorite flu remedy!

Where to Buy

Posted by Swfowkes (Cupertino, California) on 02/15/2018 35 posts
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Vitamin Research Products is no longer selling BHT. They are under new management and have discontinued several products, and switched other product's formulations without notice. If you are reacting to an encapsulated BHT product, try buying BHT in bulk. It's cheaper, and if you dislike the taste, you can put it into capsules knowing that there are no excipients, fillers, anti-caking agents or flow facilitators.


Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 05/12/2017
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BHT does slow down aging. I ran out of BHT about 1 month ago and can see and feel the difference in how rapidly I am aging. I am now 68 years old. And as you get older the aging process speeds up as all of us elderly people know all too well.

It has been proven many times over that BHT extends the freshness of all foods greatly. Also products such as tires and other rubber products. Also fuels such as gasoline. Myself and many others believe this is the result of BHT`s ability to squelch free radical reactions. It does so by adding a hydrogen atom to a free radical such as OH. and H. that both occur when water is split. I believe that when BHT emits hydrogen atoms it does so in pairs. If this was not true the BHT molecules would become free radicals. So when BHT emits 2 hydrogen atoms closest to each other on the BHT molecule a carbon to carbon bond occurs between those carbons, satisfing the octet rule resulting in a stable molecule.

That BHT is an excellent preservative in non-living substances is NOT in question. BHT`s ability to do so in living organisms is still debated.

I will close this posting by stating that even though the BHT available for sale is made artificially, it is EXACTLY the same compound found in nature so to speak. In fresh water algae, salt water plants that occur along the shores. A growing number of such plants continue to be found.

In my opinion: BHT does slow down aging in the way I just described. I just ordered some BHT. I will try hard to never run out again.

My Best to All,


BHT Brands to Avoid

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, Ny) on 09/27/2016


BHT sold by 'Wholesale Nutrition ' is CRAP. It lists: cellulose [ some cheap filler ] magnesium steorote, and silicon dioxide as " other ingredients".

Do not buy or use this product. It is a mixture and NOT pure BHT. I opened a capsule to taste it. It tastes like BHT but is powdery as opposed to crystals. This is NOT pure BHT and contains other compounds and says so on it`s bottle. As far as I know cellulose is some cheap filler.

Stick with the pure BHT products sold by VRP and LifeLinks and maybe some others. I bought this by way of AMAZON. What a disappointment....Oscar

BHT as Anti-Viral

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 07/04/2015

This is my concept on exactly how BHT works. It is my hope that by understanding the fairly simple concepts and principles I discuss people who are interested in the BHT treatment can best use it.

I wish to start with the images provided by wikipedia of the ways in which lipids arrange themselves in water here:

The reasons why these arrangements occur are discussed at the above link. The lipids that encase the different lipid coated viruses also are embedded with certain protein structures that are involved in the infection processes. It is enough to know that for the purposes of this discussion.

So if you can strip away the different lipid coatings the different viruses can no longer infect uninfected cells. Also the natural processes involved in recognizing and destroying the RNA and DNA of said viruses take over and occur.

It is my proposal that the metabolites of BHT are the right size. Small enough to penetrate but large enough to readily disrupt said lipid coatings. Also and importantly said metabolites of BHT are compelled to move about very rapidly because the metabolites of BHT discussed in the different WHO BHT toxicology reports have [ O-H ] groups occur in those tert-butyl groups. When oxygen is bonded to hydrogen a PARTIAL ELECTRICAL CHARGE at both the hydrogen atom [ a partial positive charge ] and a [ partial negative charge ] on that oxygen atom. The very same forces that make water a dipolar liquid.

And, very importantly: Those BHT metabolites though somewhat water soluble because of those [ O-H ] groups are still VERY lipophyllic [ lipid seekers ].

To work, to destroy those lipid coated viruses, those BHT metabolites must both readily seek out those lipid coated viruses and then still be small enough to penetrate said viral coatings. If you screw up that process you degrade the BHT treatment.

IMPORTANT: BHT is power stuff. Careful dosing is required. For people who weigh 125 pounds or less use only 250mg of BHT per day or LESS. For people who weigh up to 200 pounds 500mg per day is the recommended dosage. For people who weigh more than 200 pounds some more BHT may be required. And those are ONLY rough guidelines. Age, fat content of a person`s weight are factors.

My rule is: If adverse reactions to BHT occur, LOWER the dosage used. MORE is NOT better. You have to find out what is the right amount for you. And even that can change especially for people over 50 and very lean people.

I try very hard to explain all this as best I can. But if you choose try this treatment always lower the amount of BHT used if adverse reactions occur....Oscar

BHT Vs Monolaurin

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 07/04/2015

Monolaurin - a Safer Treatment Than BHT for Lipid Coated Viruses?

I am giving this monolaurin my attention. I just recently posted a discussion about how I think [ do NOT know with certainty ] BHT works to destroy the lipid coatings of lipid coated viruses.

If I am right about that [ a BIG if ], it does follow that the same forces I discussed would be at work with the monolaurin.

Think of it this way: BHT and its metabolites are like a granular shaped molecule rapidly spinning about rapidly and grinding through lipid coatings.

Monolaurin is a rod like molecular entity rapidly teeter tottering and spinning about in these same lipid coatings. A different shape doing the same thing. Tearing apart said lipid coatings.

Both BHT and monolaurin are lipid seekers and for the same reasons. Relatively [ compared to water ] nonpolar entities. Whereas water is VERY dipolar. Everything is relative.

What is so very different about monolaurin compared to other lipids? It is a zig zagged but straight line overall. A rod like shape. Most lipids have a head group that is dipolar and two or three so called tail groups.

Also and importantly monolaurin`s dipolar head group is 6 atoms long. significantly longer than most lipids with two [ O-H ] hydroxy groups. As I explained in my earlier posting: When an oxygen atom is bonded to a hydrogen atom the [ O-H ] group has partial electric charges that compel it to move about very rapidly.

And monolaurin is a component of human mother`s milk.

I do NOT know about dosages of monolaurin. Some feedback from those who do would be appreciated by me.

Jay, are you out there ? Any who knows about monolaurin dosages please reply. Oscar