Discovering the Health Benefits of BHT: New Research and Findings

Oscar's BHT Recommendations
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 11/24/2013
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I am no longer available regarding BHT. But this need not be a problem. For those interested in the BHT treatment there is the REMEDIES TAB HERE:

So, if you are interested in the BHT treatment for Hepatitis C and B and other viral diseases the information is available for you. I will post MY recommendations regarding BHT here once again:

Weight is an important factor in determining dosage. Fat content of a person`s body is another. Generally the more you weigh and the higher the fat content of your body the more BHT you need to effectively treat a viral infection. Many average size men have done very well with 250mg of BHT taken twice a day. If adverse side effects occur and persist, LOWER the dosage of BHT used. That is the treatment.

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 B12 in a dosage of 1mg [ milligrams ] per day. 1mg is the same as 1, 000mcg { micrograms ].
4. Vitamin C in a daily dosage of between 500mg and 1, 000mg per day.
5. The lipid monolaurin. Unsure about dosage.
6. The herb chianca piedra seems especially helpful in treating hepatitis B. Unsure of dosage.
7. Sodium selenite in a daily dosage of 50mcg [ micrograms ].

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.


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.


For best results, stick with those supplements I listed that have been shown to work well with the BHT treatment. Vitamin B12 is an especially good one.

That treatment works consistently well based on the substantial feedback available....

My VERY BEST to all forum members and especially the dedicated staff here at THE EARTH CLINIC....Oscar

Oscar's BHT Recommendations
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 11/24/2013


So sorry to hear that you will no longer be our #1 advocate for BHT. You have helped so many people here who were facing sometimes rather dismal futures and have given hope and healing where only decline seemed to be approaching. Thank you so much for your wonderful protocol and the sincere effort you have made to reach those in need. You will be missed, but we hope you will still drop in when you can. Take care and best wishes always.

Oscar's BHT Recommendations
Posted by Rob (Manhattan) on 11/25/2013

I 2nd the above...thanks Oscar for your valuable info!!!

Oscar's BHT Recommendations
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 09/16/2014

Hi Tony, The usual pattern of people using BHT to treat a herpes infection is: A gradual decline in the severity and occurrence of herpes outbreaks. This was true for me with my oral herpes infection. It did take at least 2 years before I no longer had any herpes outbreaks. So if improvement continues there is no reason to get discouraged. Just pay attention to what is happening. I suggest keeping a record of the outbreaks to determine if the treatment is working or not. These viral infections are often hard to treat. Give the BHT treatment at least 3 months to work. If no significant improvement is experienced you made need to try some other treatment....Oscar

Oscar's BHT Recommendations
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 09/21/2014

Dear Tony from TN [USA ], You ask me questions I have no for sure answers to. The BHT treatment is BHT and nothing else. The moderate use of a standard multivitamin and mineral supplement along with some vitamin C [ 250mg to 500mg per day ] is OK to use along with BHT, but not required. I know you have other issues or health problems along with a herpes infection. But I do not know how to treat " candida " for example.

I do recall from your previous posting that you attributed being a little fat around your belly to a viral infection. I do not think ANY virus makes people get fat. Lack of exercise is the usual cause of that. Also drinking plenty of good quality water along with adequate exercise will help a LOT with many conditions. Bicycle riding is actually fun. Have you ever tried it ? What about hiking and fishing ? You live in Tennessee. There has to be some recreational areas you can access. Get out there and meet some gals and try and enjoy your life. I know I don`t give you answers you like hearing. You and so many others want some pills to make you feel better. I do not know of any that work in the long term. I wish there was so I could take them....Oscar

BHT Overview
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 10/25/2013
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This is Oscar and I am asking people using the BHT treatment to report in to this forum and let us know how the treatment is working. I hope you are using the BHT as recommended by me. Keeping it simple and NOT mixing it with other treatments. Here is my updated recommendations:

BHT treatment as recommended by Oscar is:

100mg to 350mg of BHT taken with water on an empty stomach once or twice a day. The dosage varies for each person. Weight is an important factor in determining dosage. Fat content of a person`s body is another. Generally the more you weigh and the higher the fat content of your body the more BHT you need to effectively treat a viral infection. Many average size men have done very well with 250mg of BHT taken twice a day. If adverse side effects occur and persist, LOWER the dosage of BHT used. That is the treatment.

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 B12 in a dosage of 1mg [ milligrams ] per day. 1mg is the same as 1, 000mcg { micrograms ].
4. Vitamin C in a daily dosage of between 500mg and 1, 000mg per day.
5. The lipid monolaurin. Unsure about dosage.
6. The herb chianca piedra seems especially helpful in treating hepatitis B. Unsure of dosage.
7. Sodium selenite in a daily dosage of 50mcg [ micrograms ].

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.


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.

For best result stick with those supplements I listed that have been shown to work well with the BHT treatment. Vitamin B12 is an especially good one.
That is the treatment that works consistently well based on the substantial feedback available....Oscar

So, like I said: If you are trying the BHT treatment report in and let us know how it is working....Oscar

BHT Overview
Posted by Swfowkes (Cupertino, California) on 09/23/2015 46 posts

Oscar, I am now registered and will be able to provide limited feedback. Please feel free to write to me directly.

BHT Overview
Posted by Jimster (Thailand) on 10/25/2015
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I am responding to Oscar's request 25.10.2013 in the thread at for details of treatments with BHT.
I have been suffering with chronic HSV1 in the pelvic region for several years, the result of which is that it has lead to worsening and debilitating symptoms of constant daily nerve pain, prostatitis, burning, itching, hip-pain, lack of balance, paraesthesia, bladder difficulties, back ache and many others. The list of symptoms I have recorded over time, almost seems incredible, even when I now review it myself. In addition, there has also been male-dysfunction due to its effect on the autonomic nervous system and also neuromuscular control. I have been self-treating with valacyclovir and acyclovir, which mediates almost all of the symptoms, at least those which have not suffered long-term damage and this has enabled me to prove to myself that HSV has been causative in these symptoms.

None of the doctors I have seen in Thailand have been helpful and as is usual here, unwilling to do any research or go out of their way to help. So I have spent the last three years at least, carrying out my own research using herbal remedies, energy medicine, Rife-therapy, ozone therapy, cold-laser, Bob Beck protocol and some others. In doing so, I have made several overseas trips in order to obtain treatment in other countries, which isn't available in Thailand. I have learned a great deal and feel that I have gained a sufficient amount of information to be able to help others (at least to a limited extent) but most of the treatment, with the possible exception of ozone therapy, has not helped me very much, although it has often at first responded to the treatments.

My condition is slightly unusual in that there never was very much in terms of classic herpes lesions - instead the skin remained erythmatous and sore for several years - but the virus's effect on my nerves has been enormous and quite shocking. I have read many other posters' comments online (on Medhelp for example), suggesting that I am by no means alone and also suggesting that HSV1, in contrast to HSV2, may contribute to more chronic symptoms in the pelvic region. Many others for example have indicated that HSV1 has not always caused open lesions, but nevertheless has caused considerable ongoing nerve pain.

The condition has sometimes caused me great distress and depression, to the extent that I have been unable to face life sometimes. It has also caused me to become reclusive and almost stop work completely. Not only has there been the inconvenience of the condition itself, but the fact that it never goes into remission, as it is reported to do and that it has caused so much damage physiologically. I can never get the problem out of my mind, unfortunately. The impact it has had on my life for the past seven years has been almost implausible.

Whenever I attempt to treat the condition, whether it may be using L-lysine, high-dose vitamin C, St. John's Wort, coconut oil, intravenous ozone, Rife-therapy or others, the symptoms usually improve for a day or two, then return to normal. This has been the hallmark of my condition. It appears that my case is unusual and the level of virulence is such that treatment is largely ineffective. I now have a supply of BHT here at home (after a very long wait) and began treatment three days ago, injesting it with heated olive oil. During the following morning after the first dose of 180mg, my pain had reduced to almost zero. This follows a recent claim from a neurologist at Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok, claiming that the virus had probably caused permanent lesions in my nerves and that recovery could not therefore be expected - and that he could do nothing for me. He refuted the idea that the virus is permanently active but was rather fond of telling me "what was indicated for treatment and what was not". Yet after taking BHT, the nerves were quietened. I have not been completely pain-free since beginning this therapy last week, but it appears to have contributed very well. I am still taking daily acyclovir - I do not know whether to stop it. But since using BHT three days ago, I have been able to reduce acyclovir from 400mg x 4 per day, to only x 2 per day, without suffering the usual worsening pain some 4 hours after dosage.

I am however somewhat confused by the advice given in some of the posts by Oscar and others, relating to BHT - they suggest taking BHT with water only, on an empty stomach, while Steven Fowkes seems to highly recommend taking it with oil, given that it is oil-soluable. In other posts, the use of vitamin B12 is suggested, while in another Oscar mentions that it may not be good to do so. Similarly, vitamin E is suggested in Steven Fowkes' book, while in other places, vitamin E is discouraged.

This is what I am taking at the moment, per day, although I'm cognisant that Oscar suggests taking as little supplementation as possible, in order to help BHT do its work.

Acyclovir 400mg x 3Vitamin C powdered form, several grams x 2 times per day
Zinc 50mg
Alpha R-Lipoic acid, 400mg - nerve repair
Folic acid, 50 mg
Selenium 200mcg x 2 times per day
Bee Propolis 500g x 2 times per day
Omega 3 fish oil, 2 grams x 2 times per day
Hypericum (St. John's Wort), regularly chewed
L-Carnitine Fumarate, 3.42 grams - nerve repair
BHT 720mg
Vitamin A, 10,000 IU (with each BHT dose)
Vitamin D3,5,000 IU (with each BHT dose)
Q10,29mg (a poor quality Thai product unfortunately)

I also inject intramuscularly, the following, once per day.

Vitamin B6,100mgVitamin B12,2000mcg

Naturally, I would of course like to reduce this preposterous amount of supplementation. I will post further on results, but appreciate likewise any suggestions for refining this treatment.

BHT Overview
Posted by Jimster (Thailand) on 10/31/2015
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I have been taking BHT since 22-Oct-15, so just eight or nine days so far. During the first day or two of taking BHT powder with olive oil, at 360mg, it really felt like I was recovering from seven years' nerve pain. I don't think it would be an exaggeration to say that my numbness and burning feeling, was finally resolved.

By way of background, I suffer constant PHN (Post-herpetic neuralgia), from all these years of constant viral activity. I normally need to take three daily doses of 400mg acyclovir. Without this therapeutic dose of acyclovir, every day, pain gradually worsens - it's a burning, stinging, pressing, knawing and stabbing, right in the end of the male anatomy. Numbness then follows and that is always the worst thing, together with an unusual and very noticeable flaccidity (lack of blood flow to that area). There is also a nerve pain in my hip, related to herpes too. That pain began some years ago when a few weeks of particularly strong viral activity caused widespread pelvic pain. The hip pain never left me after that, although it is resolved briefly with anti-virals, like all the other symptoms. There is also severe itching to the skin around the area, resolves after taking acyclovir.

So, more importantly, to provide an update on the past week's treatment, BHT roughly provides the same therapeutic benefit to me, as acyclovir, but it works in a supportive way for me - not as a replacement for the anti-viral. Initially, when I began BHT, the improvement on my nerve (thought to be the pudendal nerve) was amazing and I had a return of function again, no numbness and no pain. After two days or so, however, the benefit lessened and the symptoms returned. I then began to increase my dose, from 360mg x 2 per day, to three times per day. That helped a little. At times during the past week, if pain has been very severe, rather than take more acyclovir, I have instead increased my BHT, to 540mg per dose, therefore taking the opportunity of experimenting a little and testing the efficacy of BHT. From this, I found that by my third dose of BHT (a total for the day of 1,260mg), pain then eventually subsided for a while, about 30 - 60 minutes after dosage. Pain then eventually returns after an hour or so.

So, I find myself really quite stuck, not knowing how to make the most of BHT at this moment. Do I increase my dosage further? Do I simply allow more time for BHT to take effect? Do I try the rectal insufflation? In Steven Fowkes' book, he mentions rectal insufflation but he does not elaborate on what exactly must be done. I am familiar with ozone rectal insufflation - but by contrast that is quite easy when one is familiar with ozone therapy. How does one carry out insufflation with a powder?

I hope someone can help me out here, please. Perhaps if Steven is able to comment, within a reasonably short period of time, that would be excellent. I don't mean to sound negative, but I note that one of the posters above, Jnanasutra, posted a request for help on 9/24/2014, and was replied to one year later, on 9/23/2015. I hope therefore that as a group, we may make better progress than that. Many thanks.

BHT Overview
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 01/27/2016

Maritimesnowman, try taking the BHT in the morning on an empty stomach, away from anything else. BUT start with much less, Oscar says 250mg, just in case it's effect is much stronger when taken in the morning on it's own.

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 09/28/2013

Hello Rob from Manhattan, The subject title of this response is misleading because I first began using BHT as a treatment for hepatitis C.

You asked me why I started using BHT and stuck with it. My answer is because I was very sick and went to the VA outpatient clinic in Boston seeking help. The doctor gave me a physical examination and asked me if I had ever had blood transfusions. I told him I had many blood transfusions as a result of an old gunshot wound in 1968. He explained to me that I had jaundice and other signs of liver disease. He ordrered some blood tests and had me come back a few days later and told me I had hepatitis C. He told me they had this drug called interferon and that it helped some of veterans treated with it but only about 25% of them. This was in 1997 and they only had the first of the interferon drugs back then. He also said it made some veterans sicker and go bald. He ordered more blood tests and set up an appointment for a week later. I was unhappy about all this on the train ride home. I stopped in at a book store and they had a big dispay of Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw`s " The Life Extension Companion ". I bought the book and read up on the use of BHT to treat the different herpes viruses. They discuss BHT as a treatment for lipid coated viruses. They also warn people with liver disease to NEVER take BHT. Well I found out hepatitis C is a lipid coated virus and decided to give BHT a try as a treatment for hepatitis C in spite of their warnings. I figured it could not be any worse than this interferon stuff.

The BHT worked so very well for me I was showing signs of improvement in one short week. When I saw that doctor he said I looked much better and ordered new liver function tests and a hepatitis C RNA test.

Anyway, after only a month or so of this BHT treatment my liver function tests were all normal except one that was close to normal and I was testing NEGATIVE with the hepatitis C RNA test. The doctor told me his residency with the VA was over. I told him I felt well and had no reason for any more doctors appointments.

My treatment was one 200mg of BHT twice a day with water on an empty stomach. I also took a standard multivitamin pill and a vitamin B complex pill now and then. About every other day along with a 500mg vitamin C pill and an occasional sodium selenite pill.

For me the BHT treatment worked very well. The results astounded me. I sent a letter about all this to the CDC and THE AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION. The only response I got was a request for money from The American Liver Foundation. I called them and told them to never ask me for money again....Oscar

Posted by Swfowkes (Cupertino, California) on 06/10/2022 46 posts

Please do not judge colloidal silver without knowing what kind of colloidal silver is being discussed. There are three of them, and they have divergent toxicities. The kind that I use exclusively is 100% metallic silver, which does not cause agyria (bluish-gray staining of body tissue) unless it is oxidized by local infection. I test my colloidal silver with chloride (ordinary table salt), which does not react if it is 100% metallic silver and which does react to form silver chloride (a white powder) if there is ionic silver in the product. A slightly better test is to use sulfide (sodium or potassium sulfide), which gives a black precipitate when reacting with silver ions. But sulfide is potentially toxic, so be meticulous if using it. I have access to test tubes, which you will not have in your kitchen. I use a clear glass jar, mixing the silver and salt together and then tipping the jar by putting one side of it on a lid or pencil so that any precipitate will collect along the bottom edge making it easy to see on a black background. Ionic silver is like the silver nitrate used to treat newborn babies eyes to sterilize them. It reacts readily with natural sulfur residues in human tissue and stains them black. It is the worst kind of colloidal silver to take. Then there is silver oxides (insoluble colloidal-silver salts), which can be plentiful in products made without oxygen control, like when "colloidal-silver kits" are used to make your own colloidal silver at home. The accumulation of silver-oxide nanoparticles is not well studied, so I suggest that if you make your own at home, that you boil the water for 30 minutes to drive out atmospheric oxygen and then float a layer of paraffin (or some other oxygen barrier) while it cools, and use it immediately. I hope this puts colloidal silver in a context that you can use to make informed decisions.

Posted by Andrea C (Wales) on 10/01/2013

Hi that 'Smurf' fella your on about was not 'Smurfed' by Colloidal silver, but by his own stupidity, he made Silver himself, with too big a particle. Then to make it worse, he added salt, you're not suppose to put salt in it, and the 'Pharma Harmer's' paid him to parade his idiocy in public to scare people off using it, and them losing billion's as it's an amazing cure for a legion of illnesses that Pharmacutical Drug's will never equal. Million's of us, or maybe billion's of us, have used it for years, and Hippocrates was using it all that time ago, and year's before him it was recognized for its wonderful healing powers. I drink it, use it externally, put it in my eyes, under my arm's as a deodorant, brush my teeth in it, use it in every orifice of my body, wash and sterilize load's of thing's with it, so why don't I look like 'Smurfette'? And Hospital's use it to sterilize operating theatres and as dressings and spray's on severely burned people, it is the only thing the Medical Community agree kill's M. R. S. A, plus a whole host of cancer's. Antibiotics can only kill two hundred and odd bacteria strain's and no Viruses, and they are made from Mold. CS kill's over six hundred bacteria, viruses, mold, fungus, the list is never ending, parasites, etc. I have mentioned this before. And if it were true about Argria, why is there not Billion's of out sized 'Smurf Community's' that were once Human's?, next you'll believe that Zombie's are real, but I am beginning to wonder this myself about some people. Love Andrea C xxxx

How to Take BHT
Posted by Dee (Melbourne, FL) on 03/07/2023

Why is BHT recommended on here by Oscar and others to use it as a WATER SOLUBLE treatment ... WITHOUT FOOD? It's listed as fat-soluble from studies and doctors. I'm confused. Is this WITHOUT FOOD recommendation here on EC just a subjective guess? I mean, even if it does work WITHOUT FOOD, wouldn't it work BETTER WITH FOOD if it IS fat-soluble? Very confusing.

BHT Books
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 09/04/2013

The Bht Book By S.W. Fowkes is Free And Online...Yes, this informative book all about BHT [ butylated hydroxytoluene ] is free and available online here:

A very good read for those interested in the use of BHT to treat lipid coated viruses. Mr. Fowkes has written other books about all this.

Mr. Fowkes primary focus has been the use of BHT to treat the different herpes viruses but he does discuss BHT`s use as a treatment for hepatitis C and other lipid coated viruses.

The feedback available in this and other forums does indicate to me that when treating hepatitis C the BHT with water on an empty stomach works best. So, there is the link to this book by a man who has spent many years looking into BHT as a treatment for lipid coated viruses. He has been at this for far more years than I have.

I do ask any and all using the BHT treatment to report in here at the EARTH CLINIC with your results. No one seems to be doing that anymore....Oscar

BHT Books
Posted by Swfowkes (Cupertino, California) on 09/23/2015 46 posts

It appears that the older version of the book is still online at Project Wellbeing. Thanks to Oscar for posting this. The newest version is available here: I edit the book every year or two to include new information and insights. I also invite feedback.

Genital Herpes Outbreaks
Posted by Rob (Manhattan) on 09/08/2013

With regards to the colloidal silver.. Not to contradict your post, but please be cautious with this stuff.. There is a person in my neighborhood with Argyria, caused by an over use of colloidal silver. Seeing him on occasion was enough to scare me away from the stuff.

Posted by Zark (Emerald City, The Land Of Oz) on 11/13/2013

I believe this would be a Herx reaction. In which case the immune system is busy cleaning up all the viral particles that have been wiped out.

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 11/10/2012
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Dear Carol from Clearwater, In my opinion it is NOT advisable to be using oil capsules of any type. There is the rancidity issue. All vegatable oils tend to chemically react over time. For instance the oils can react with whatever the capsule is made of.

Also it is important NOT to take the BHT at the same time as any oil. People achieving the best results with the BHT treatment take it with a gulp of water on an empty stomach.

I use olive oil and I mix one capsule of BHT in with the bottle oil to prevent rancidity. I do the same with any cooking oil I use. This prevention of rancidity is one of the original purposes BHT was used for. BHT is an excellent food preservative. That is what BHT is officially approved of for by the FDA....Oscar

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 10/08/2012
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Dear Danny Lee, Phillipines, I just posted this message over at the BHT CURES group and this answer is the same for your concerns:

I started a new topic posting to try and minimize confusion in this group. Now from what you have stated you are a thin person who weighs 110 pounds. You have both genital and oral herpes. The good news for you is: The different herpes viruses are the most thoroughly investigated of all the viruses when it comes to BHT. BHT is a proven and effective treatment for both oral and genital herpes. You are concerned about adverse side effects and need to be. Start out with small doses of BHT. Start with 100mg of BHT per day and see how you feel with that. That may very well be all you need to deal with your herpes infections. If that does not work you can always take more and if adverse effects are experienced you can always take less of the BHT. Now this BHT is sold by a number of different online retailers. It can be purchased in bulk or in measured capsules. The measured capsules come in 200mg to 350mg capsules. These capsules are easy to pull apart to get a smaller dosage. You will need measuring spoons. They come in sets that include fractions of a teaspoon. You want to start with the 1/16th of a teaspoon measurement. That is 1/16th of a teaspoon. 1/16th of a teaspoon is somewhat less than 200mg of BHT. So use about one half of that. If you can find a 1/32 of a teaspoon measuring device that would be better yet. That should be about 100mg of BHT.

Now the people reporting the best results take the BHT on an empty stomach with a gulp of water. Wait at least 30 minutes before eating. You can always take more of the BHT as time goes by if you wish to if no adverse effects are experienced. Most people have no adverse effects at the doses I am discussing with you. Also, for thin people such as you: Taking one tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil may be helpful. This oil should be taken at least 2 hours after taking the BHT. Do NOT take the oil and the BHT at the same time. Doing so screws up the treatment. If you have questions I will do the best I can to answer them... Oscar

Also, as far as I know the BHT is available online in the Phillipines through the mail. I think there is at least one other person who lives in the Phillipines and has been able to purchase the BHT online through the mail with no problem. Trying to help, Oscar

Where to Buy
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 01/02/2013

Dear Rozamora from Bangkok, Yes the BHT has been shown to be an effective treatment for hepatitis B for at least some people. I am one of those people and tablcorn over at the BHT CURES GROUP is another. And I have also read that BHT is in some way related to vitamin E.

I can assure you the two compounds are very different and that BHT is far better than vitamin E as an average lifespan extender.

BHT showed an average lifespan increase of between 22% and 31%. Vitanin E showed NO increase in average lifespans. There is this tert-butyl effect and other properties BHT has that other compounds do NOT. You can check out the BHT CURES GROUP if you wish to here:

Where to Buy
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 09/30/2013

Dear Matalina from Spartanburg, You stated you had problems with BHT in the past. So if you choose to give it a try again do so with caution. Here is what I consider the standard BHT treatment based on the feedback available:

The BHT treatment is:

> > > > > 200mg to 350mg of BHT taken once or twice a day with water on an empty stomach. The dosage varies for each person. Generally, the more you weigh the more you need and the less you weigh the less you need or desire. Age is also a factor. People around age 60 have a harder time tolerating higher dosages.

> > > > > Supplements that work well with BHT are:

> > > > > 1. A generic multivitamin and mineral supplement.
> > > > > 2. Vitamin B12 in a dosage of 1mg [ milligrams ] which is the same as 1, 000mcg [ micrograms ] per day.
> > > > > 3. Vitamin C in a daily dosage of 500mg to 1, 000mg per day.
> > > > > 4. One vitamin B complex pill per day.
> > > > > 5. The lipid monolaurin. Not sure of dosage.
> > > > > 6. The herb chianca piedra has helped some people. Not sure about dosage.
> > > > > 7. Sodium selenite in a dosage of 50 [ micrograms ] a day.
> > > > > Supplements to avoid:
> > > > >
> > > > > 1. Milk thistle and it`s extracts. It reacts with BHT in a way that degrades the treatment.
> > > > > 2. Vitamin E supplements. Yes you need some vitamin E. But vitamin E supplements were proven to ENHANCE hepatitis C`s virons ability to replicate and therefore vitamin E supplements should be avoided.
> > > > > 3. Any and all other supplements should be avoided until and unless I see evidence they work well with the BHT treatment.

These are MY recommendations....Oscar

So stop taking the fish oil, vitamin E supplemennts, and all of those other things that are not on my short list of supplements that work well with BHT.

Why not at least give that a try ? If it does not work you can always go back to that other stuff. I am very much hoping the keep simple method works as well for you as it has for many others....Oscar

Where to Buy
Posted by Swfowkes (Cupertino, California) on 03/11/2017 46 posts
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Yes. I have received reports from people for BHT efficacy for both hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Hepatitis A and E are reported to be non-lipid-enveloped viruses.

I have not ever had any reports about HepD or HepE, but HepD is a lipid-enveloped virus.

Late Stage Cirrhosis
Posted by Wayseeker (Modesto, Ca/ Usa) on 09/27/2012

Hi All! New here, and have read all posts. My Sweetie, Marv, just started on BHT today, 9/27/12. We do not have current liver counts, VA not being very helpful. We may order tests anyway, but won't have a perfect starting number.

Marv is in stage 4 with cirrhosis but not cancer. He has ascites (swelling of stomach and one ankle / foot). Like Oscar was, in liver failure, and not doing too well, and not eligible for interferon. (Wouldn't do it anyway.)

Have been on many, many things, basically "throwing the best and brightest" we could find to try to beat this thing. Marv now insists on going it alone with BHT and vegetable juicing only. And Vit C.

Keep Marv in your prayers, please, for a complete recovery to health! Will keep posted as to symptom improvement, and any numbers I can locate for him.

But we are now on board! --T.

Late Stage Cirrhosis
Posted by Wayseeker (Modesto, Ca/ Usa) on 09/28/2012

Oscar- You are an inspiration to Marv and me in a very dark hour. He is, for the first time, hopeful that he may live a longer life. Thank you for your prayers, and concern for others.

I have a question about lactoferrin (apololactoferrin) use to lower iron overload, and redistribute existing iron to the blood and away from Hep-C virus attachment to it. Has anyone used this alongside BHT use, or is it a non-issue with BHT being sufficient by itself. Advanced cirrhosis always involves iron overload, I have read elsewhere. Hep-C feeds on the excess iron, and even steals it from forming blood platelets, etc.

Any ideas on this? We are so comforted by the heartening news of your, and others', recovery, from Hep-C, so generously reported here on EarthClinic. --T.

Late Stage Cirrhosis
Posted by Leah (Philadelphia, Pa) on 04/23/2013

Dear wayfarer, I'm not sure if my last post went through. In case it was lost due to Internet connection, ill quickly post my suggestion again. Please have your partner and yourself take B12 and a b complex. B12 is strongly antioxidant and will mop up excess iron. Also it will help heal and protect nervous system and therefore should be good for PTSD too. Kind regards

Late Stage Cirrhosis
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 05/01/2013

Dear Wayseeker from Modesto, Well, that is a very substantial improvement in liver function especially when the person using the BHT treatment was in LATE STAGE CIRRHOSIS. From everything I have read about cirrhosis of the liver, it is very difficult to get ANY improvement when said cirrhosis is at the advanced stage.

Also, from what you said it appears to me he was mixing the BHT with other medications at the same time he took the BHT. I have warned people to NEVER do that. So stop doing that. For this treatment to work you have to use it as I have been discussing.

Regarding distilled water: Distilled water is the BEST water to use. Always drink adequate amounts of DISTILLED WATER. Distilled water is water and NOTHING else. That IS what you want to be drinking. As sick as Marvin is he, you really should join the THE NEW BHT CURES GROUP here to get quick responses to any questions you may have here:

We have a team of people devoted to helping people such as Marvin. He has shown significant improvement and if he uses the BHT treatment as recommended I see very good reason to believe the treatment will pull him through this health crisis. Many very sick people have gotten well using the BHT treatment as recommended....Oscar

General Feedback
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky) on 03/22/2012 2072 posts

If I might add a post for the theory of BHT's effectiveness. First, I have never been diagnosed w/ Hepatitis nor liver disease BUT I have good circumstantial evidence of Liver dysfunction which could very likely include Toxic or Autoimmune H, Primary Billary Cirrhosis, Fatty Infiltration. Only a few days of 250mg BHT I experienced noticeable overall improvement in health condition, but it seemed to kinda flatline at this as no more improvement was noted 2 or 3 wks latter... Until one day I developed a headache (which I usually associate w/ a dominance of whatever kind or kinds of pathogen that would be circulating in the blood). Well I had discontinued BHT for maybe 4, 5 days prior to the headache. Instead of the usual amping up of the antimicrobial herbs, I decided on 500mg BHT (at day 2 of headache) and got relief instantly. Given the complexity of my condition, there's certainly too much to properly unravel here to draw any valid conclusions; but previous antiviral herbs, lysine and sometimes added Colloidal Silver strongly suggest viral involvement (which is why I decided to try BHT to begin with). The rub is the "immediate" relief of the probable viral induced headache; which would suggest that BHT is possibly directly toxic to viruses. The name as well as the smell of this compound would also agree to this.

This possibility needs to be put on the "watch" tag of this biochem. Anyone with any input please post so we can learn more.

Hepatitis C
Posted by Paul (Otterndorf, Germany) on 03/02/2012

Hello Oscar, my name is Karin. I am the wife of Paul from Germany / Otterndorf. After my husband has done such a great experience with BHT, I wanted to try it. I have genital herpes for about 30 years, the last 5 years I had an outbreak every two weeks, that was really cruel. I notice it every time, just before it breaks, I feel a burning sensation in the legs and partly in the face.

When it started again last week, I took the first 3 days of BHT 500mg twice daily on an empty stomach. I usually do not believe in miracles, but for me is probably a miracle happened - the herpes outbreak has not occurred. Additionally stops I feel as good as never before.

I will now continue with BHT-treatment with preventive 1x daily 250mg. Thanks again for your excellent work. All love from Germany, Karin

Hepatitis C
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 03/03/2012

Dear Karin and Paul from Otterndorf Germany, It is a pleasure to hear from both of you. Yes, this BHT stuff really does work. It is not a miracle but is a blessing. The only sad thing is that more people do NOT know about it. With your help [ feedback ], and that of others we ARE changing that. Thank you so very much for your feedback, ...Oscar

General Feedback
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 02/03/2012

A new Yahoo website has been created for people who wish to discuss the use of BHT [ butylated hydroxytoluene ] as a treatment for hepatitis C and other viral diseases. Any and all who wish to discuss this subject are hereby informed that: BHT [ butylated hydroxytoluene ] is NOT an approved treatment for hepatitis C or any other disease. BHT is approved as a food preservative only and nothing else. Here is a link to that website:

I, Oscar, am a member of this group. This group will provide a forum for us to discuss the use of BHT as an alternative treatment for lipid coated viral diseases. That is the focus of this group....Oscar

General Feedback
Posted by Paul (Otterndorf, Niedersachsen, Deutschland) on 03/18/2012
4 out of 5 stars

Hello Oscar, after a month of BHT-treatment I have received the latest upgrade of my blood test results. I got my viral load results today and while not cleared I am improved.

Here are my recent results from 03.14.2012 followed by the prior results:

14th March 2012

Viral load: 1, 23 million

AST 50

ALT 54

10th January 2012

Viral load: 2, 3 million

AST 65,

ALT 55

I am really happy. I still feel very good, absolutely no side effects. Currently I take 3 x 250mg daily BHT. Maybe I will increasing the dose from 3 x 250mg BHT to 4x 2 50mg BHT. You may have a few suggestions to reduce the viral load even more?

With best regards


BHT Overview
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 02/09/2011

Free Radicals, Antioxidants and Aging:

I've been having a look at aging research, what causes it and how to prevent or at least slow down the aging process. This has led me to the research of Prof Denham Harman, a famous biochemist, whose important theories and research on the use of antioxidants to prevent the effects of free radical damage are now so well accepted. But his other research conclusions appear to have been conveniently and completely ignored.

Dr Harman has proved and demonstrated by his research that:

* Vegetable oils (polyunsaturated fats) such as chemically processed canola oil (rapeseed oil), corn oil etc are not very healthy for us. Dr Harman ultimately proved outright that vegetable oils increased the risk of cancers occurring in the human body.

* From Harman's research he showed that BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene), a superb antioxidant, can extend the lives of mice by 45%. Dr Harman also recommended both Vitamin C and Vitamin E in the diet and in much higher dosages than recommendd by the RDA.

* He also showed that Cell Mitochondria also independently produce free-radicals in the cell as a by-product of cell energy production which, on heavy accumulation, could adversely affect and corrupt the cell nucleus DNA. These free-radicals must therefore be mopped up within the cell by sufficient daily antioxidants in human diet.

* Thus free-radical damage can occur in several areas independently -- it can occur outside the cell in the blood where free-radicals can cause oxidative damage and this can also occur independently inside the cell, causing similar damage to the nucleus DNA. Also, his research concluded that much free radical damage occurred in the brain -- a high user of energy -- leading to Alzheimer's and Dementia. His research conclusions here were that if particularly cellular mitochondrial oxidation by free radicals could be reduced overal then this would actually extend life. In light of this, Harman discovered that BHT was one of the few antioxidants that was able cross the blood/brain barrier easily to protect the brain cell mitochondria from free radical damage.

* Also of interest, I've also recently discovered that BHT occurs naturally in Humic acid deposits as well as leafy mould. BHT can also be extracted from phytoplankton.

Notably, Ted from Bangkok has always maintained that all the above is true. He also uses BHT in his well-known cancer cures and other viral remedies(against mainly lipid coated viruses) and also maintains, with very good reason, that vegetable oils (polyunsaturated oils) are all unnatural in our diet and quite bad for us.

Hepatitis C
Posted by Dr W (Upstate, New York ) on 08/24/2011

Dan from clear water:

Wise guy- I suggest you try taking 2 grams of BHT with a 6 pack. You do know that BHT and anything containing Alchohol do not play well together.

Hepatitis C
Posted by Dr W (Upstate , New York ) on 10/16/2011

For the Record, I am still taking 350 Mg twice a day and will do so for at least 5 months to be sure all the virus that hides out in the liver are destroyed.

I take BHT and St John's wart together along with NAC and Sam-e along with a multi for men.

Durring the time when my Viral load was 2 million I took the BHT [350 mg] up to 6 times a day which did give me a bit of a problem with lower GI isues .

I believe that you must Saturate your system with BHT ahd keep the titration levels in your blood high for at least 4 to 6 weeks to kill the virus and get SVR. [Sustained Viral Responce] [dead virus]

I also believe that you should dose between meals and take the BHT with enough fluid so it is completely absorbed into the blood stream for the best results. BHT should kill the Hep C virus in almost every case if it is used for long enough and in a high enough dose

Hepatitis C
Posted by S (Sacramento , California ) on 01/15/2012
4 out of 5 stars

Oscar, Thank you for sharing this powerful info. With ALL of us. I purchased my BHT and I am currently taking it about 5 days now. I was diagnosed with Hep C in 2006. After this I decided to visit my herbalist and started taking milk thistle and other supplements but up until recently I started to feel sick as if my condition needed medical attention ASAP! I was experiening liver pain, joint , foggy memory, no motivation to get up in the mornings.. I was desperate, Luckily I came across this forum. I was impressed with the possitive feedbacks etc.. I decided to try it. I am going to the doctors to get blood work done this week. I was keep you posted. Now that I am taking the BHT I no longer have the liver pain and best of all I don't have ANY side effects from BHT 2 x a day 350mg. I just wanted to let you know that you inspired me and I do see a light at the end of the tunnel. This is indeed a blessing. Thank you!

Hepatitis C
Posted by Pattycake (Greenville, SC) on 07/11/2022

Tigra, I just watched the BHT video on earthclinic and it says not to use it with Milk Thistle. Could that be the reason you're not having success? JW

BHT Safe for Dogs
Posted by Clyde (Arizona) on 03/23/2023

OK so BHT sounds like a miraculous drug! Is it ok to give to your sick dog?

Posted by Alan (London ) on 04/30/2023

Hi what brand of BHT do you use? Regards alan

Lipid-Coated Viruses
Posted by Mr. Dag Mo (Melbourne, FL) on 12/03/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Why hasn't anyone spoke up about the BHT cure for ALL lipid-enveloped viruses which most are deadly. HIV and Covid-19 are both lipid-enveloped!!! I mean you can kill off the 5 most deadly diseases with one simple cure! ... Hepatitis (A through E), Coronavirus family, HIV, Herpes, annual flu, etc. Just take BHT! It won't help kill the non-lipid viruses, but most of the ugly viruses are fatty viruses. I'm surprised that this isn't an editor's choice. There really hasn't been a point that it can help cure AIDS/HIV and Covid-19! It blows my mind.

Chronic Viruses
Posted by Joy (Franklin ) on 08/07/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I've been seeing great improvement in using bht (lysine, olive leaf, blk cummin seed) to fight off a lifetime battle with the pox camilion. Probably originated with the smallpox vaccination in childhood. They called the blisters sun poisoning and then cold sores.

Recently I've been using castor oil drops in my eyes with great results for the ocular nerve, but I'm really wanting to put some bht into the castor oil for my eyedrops. I'm not finding any reference to be sure it's a safe bet. Can anyone shed some light on the prospect? Most kindly, Joy

BHT in Food
Posted by AVM (Honolulu) on 04/08/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I came across this compound some time ago trying to avoid at first due to concerns as to its disputed carcinogenicity. At least one butter brand in my country lists it as a conservative along BHA; other brands don't mention anything about these two antioxidants. Now I wonder how much BHT is there in, say, 100g of butter. Would the beneficial effects of BHT be noticeable at doses usually met by moderate butter consumption?

BHT Safety
Posted by Cort (Greenwich, CT) on 03/14/2020

For it to be used in pharmaceuticals and not considered a medication is for animal doses showing harm at high doses.

Posted by JJ (AZ) on 03/30/2020

Are you saying you took it twice a year as what... a preventative? Or did you get the flu and cured it twice?

EC: Hi JJ, I took it at first sign of symptoms and never got sick. Best, Deirdre (EC)

Posted by Jinny (earth) on 05/13/2019

Does anyone know if BHT will work with shingles virus?

Herpes, AIDS, Cold Sores
Posted by Tanmay Jsb (USA) on 04/15/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Research shows that BHT is used to treat genital herpes and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). People apply BHT directly to the skin for cold sores too. So I guess it doesn't have much side effects.

EBV, Herpes
Posted by Angie (Hawaii) on 01/22/2018

I'd like to know from Oscar and Steve F.: For how long must one stay on BHT to get rid of EBV, Herpes? How can you test to see if it's gone?

Thank you.

EBV, Herpes
Posted by Joyce (South Carolina) on 02/14/2018 5 posts

Just curious if those with HIV that are using BHT have already tried the Lysine regime?

Posted by Alize (MT) on 03/18/2023
5 out of 5 stars

I wonder if the natural occurring BHT is in the Irish Moss currently in vogue?

BHT Brands to Avoid
Posted by Henrietta (Houston) on 10/06/2016

I asked about cellulose one time and as I recall, it is what is used to make vegetarian gelatin capsules (as in taking powdered herbs, etc in capsule form). The alternative form would be traditional natural bovine gelatin which is made from boiled animal bones, which are much healthier. I'm not totally 100% positive I remember that correctly but I did ask a pharmacist and that's what I remember and understood since I learned about the process in a nutritional course. Many times I open the vegetarian capsules which have more of a harder plastic like feeling than bovine and stir the contents into juice. Sad to see the older healthier methods outdated in favor of a cheaper to made product.

BHT Brands to Avoid
Posted by Lubomir (England) on 05/23/2017 1 posts


On other site, exactly that BHT from wholesail nutrition was recomended to buy. So now I am confused, which of the BHT should I buy? I prefer pure one. Or crystals are more powerfull? Thanks

BHT Brands to Avoid
Posted by Pjf (Denver) on 12/05/2017

Hello and thank you for this post. Do you know the process of how to make BHT molten and then pour it into ice? I have a family member that has chronic viral infection of the gut and I think this method would help. Just unsure of how to get the BHT molten and then how to use it with ice. If possible, please clarify the procedure or technique. Much appreciated!

BHT Brands to Avoid
Posted by Joseph (Tennessee) on 03/19/2021

I understand about how to make molten BHT solidify again with cold water, but why is this better than just taking oral BHT?

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