Discovering the Health Benefits of BHT: New Research and Findings

Where to Buy
Posted by Swfowkes (Cupertino, California) on 12/08/2015 46 posts

BHT is not generally hard to buy. It is a relatively cheap chemical and can be purchased for non-medical reasons, like, for example, making candles from fat. But there are a couple of things to know.

First, BHT comes in different purities. The technical grades are intended for use as preservatives in gasoline, oils and biofuels. They can be 96-98% pure, which translates as 2-4% impurity. You do not want this grade of BHT.

What you want is food-grade BHT. Or better. The certificate of analysis will show a purity above 99%. So if the vendor does not state FCC (food chemical codex) or equivalent certification, either look at the purity numbers or don't buy it there.

In some countries, Customs agents have an agenda to prevent their citizens from accessing nutrients, pharmaceuticals and cures of which they disapprove. If you have a shipment of BHT that is seized and you cannot negotiate its release, consider a stealth approach. Order the BHT and have it shipped to a friend where it is OK, then have your friend repackage it in a birthday card, or a T-shirt, or a paperback book. Powder can be transferred from a bottle (bulky and conspicuous) into a plastic bag (or nested plastic bags with a layer of clean paper between to minimize sound and the possibility of a puncture). Capsules can be placed in a plastic bag, adjusted into a single layer, and the sir squeezed out to make a one-capsule-thick slab, which will fit in a Christmas card.

Your friend in another country can they send it to you as correspondence, or as a gift.

If you are going to dissolve the BHT in oil after you get it, for ingestion or for topical use, the BHT can be easily melted in a double boiler on a stove and cast in a mold as a bird, donut, candle, paper weight or other "innoccuous" or artistic shape.

Where there's a will, there's a way.

Good luck.

Recommended BHT Book
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 09/25/2015

I found the report I was looking for. There are others with more complex and confusing statements available at " inchem ". I will post the desired statement with a link to the full report:

Biological Data

Biochemical aspects

BHT is readily absorbed. Some deposition in adipose tissue bee been described following high dosage in the rat, and this may cause increased stability of the extracted perineal fat.1 The metabolism of BHT is complicated by the presence of the butyl groups on each side of the hydroxyl. Preliminary modification is necessary before conjugation can occur. This takes the form of either oxidation of one of the butyl groups to a 2-hydroxy-2:2-dimethyl-2-ethyl group, or oxidation of the methyl group to a carboxy acid. The former yields glucuronide conjugates, while the latter becomes conjugated with glucuronic acid or glycine. Some of the oxidized material is also excreted unconjugated.2,3

Link to full report:

I hope this works. The importance is that: This statement is very clear about BHT being readily absorbed as is. There is NO need to dissolve BHT in ANYTHING. Many people seem confused about that. Also, like I said: oxidation occurs in those tert-butyl groups and a carboxy acid groupforms at the methyl group. And a carboxy aacid can combine with a [ NH2 ] group in a dehydration reaction to form a peptide bond. Or am I wrong about that? Also: would this reaction require an enzyme or not? ...Oscar

Recommended BHT Book
Posted by Swfowkes (Cupertino, California) on 01/27/2016 46 posts

Oscar states that BHT does not need to be dissolved in oil to work. This is true for the majority of people. However, a small minority of people report that they got better results when they did dissolve BHT in oil. I suspect that those people (1) had problems with their bile, or (2) had surgery to remove their gall bladders, or (3) were on a low-fat diet, or (4) were consuming a high-fiber diet and had extremely short bowel transit time, or (5) were consuming BHT as coarse crystals (poor surface area for dissolving). Each of these problems is easily remedied by alternatives to dissolving BHT in oil. But dissolving BHT in refined coconut oil (10-15% by weight) may be easier on a lifestyle basis, assuming that you do not have to put it into capsules to "get it down."

Anybody having personal experience with this topic, please post it here or send me an email at steve at projectwellbeing dot com. BTW, my BHT Book is a free download from the steve page at the Project Wellbeing website. I update it every 2-3 years, so be sure to download the latest version. or update the version you already downloaded.

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 08/31/2015

Dear Elle from Chicago, I am not sure what to tell you. The BHT did work very well for some people for HPV caused warts as discussed here in this forum back in 2012:

Please scroll through the above link to read what Fatchabrute, Larry, and Teru from Paris have to say about the use of BHT to treat genital warts.

I wish to conclude this posting by thanking the many people who have expressed their concern for me. I am living in a motel at this time and hoping for some help from the VA in getting some metal sutures removed that are causing me pain.

My very best to the many wonderful people here at The Earth Clinic.

I am sorry that I am no longer able to respond very much at this time....Oscar

General Feedback
Posted by Byhisstripes (Lagos) on 04/17/2015

Thanks once again Oscar. She's concerned about being underweight hence the need for liver function, calcium and kidney test and they all came back good. Yes, so much malaria here but I'm not infected.

Thanks so much, Oscar.

Genital Herpes
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 12/16/2014

Hello Anon from MO, My opinion based on my experience with using BHT and that of many others is: BHT taken internally in a dosage of 250mg to 500mg per day with a gulp of water on an empty stomach is VERY effective as a treatment for ALL the herpes viruses [ both oral and genital herpes viruses. There ARE many variants ].

So there is the internal route that in my opinion eventually leads to a true CURE as opposed to treating symptoms.

But this in NO way rules out BHT as a topical treatment also. In fact one or more of the original researchers who discovered that BHT is an effective treatment for theoretically ALL lipid coated viruses filed for a patent for BHT mixed in an alcohol as a TOPICAL treatment for herpes viruses. There are many so called alcohols. My experience with using ISOPROPANOL as the solvent is that: BHT readily dissolves in isopropanol and that said isopropanol is a good and relatively safe choice as a solvent for BHT as a TOPICAL treatment. NEVER drink isopropanol. Isopropanol is often called " rubbing alcohol " . It evaporates very rapidly. This causes a drying effect that rapidly kills a very many microbes of all types. That is why it is used to sterilize wounds. It can also be used to reduce a person`s temperature in emergency situations by swabbing the chest with isopropanol. So as a topical treatment it is considered safe to use.

So when you combine the effects of both BHT and isopropanol you have a very powerful TOPICAL treatment for those open sores that occur with both genital and oral herpes.

If BHT is mixed in ANY oil you will NOT get that important drying effect. Everything I know about the use of BHT tells me ISOPROPANOL is or makes for the best solvent when using BHT as a topical treatment for herpes sores and also FUNGAL infections. A final note: There is NO need to heat this mixture. Please: Do NOT complicate this simple but effective treatment....Oscar

Genital Herpes
Posted by Anon (St. Charles, Mo) on 12/16/2014


Thank you so much for the detailed explanation. I will start with 250mg/day and work up to 500mg/day internally on empty stomach with a gulp of water in 2 divided doses. Simultaneously, I will also apply isopropanol + BHT topically on a daily basis in the effected areas, even when no break outs.

Thanks for your wisdom and willingness to help other sufferers.

Genital Herpes
Posted by Anon (St. Charles, Mo) on 01/07/2015

Yeyyy, thank you Oscar!

I did not take any extra dosage orally but I did apply the alcohol mix topically a couple of nights ago (only two days apart from my previous application, not 4 to 5 days like I had been doing). By next morning, it was almost gone. Not completely gone but the burn is gone. I might still be shedding the virus though.

From now on, if I feel like coming down with it next time, I will alternate an extra 250mg orally and do a topical the next day if I still feel the burn/itch.

And onward and upward I go with my daily 2x oral dosage routine with an occasional topical :-) My ultimate goal is to completely get rid of this from my system so I won't pass it on to my partner.

Thanks again for the encouraging response.

Oscar's 15 Year BHT Protocol
Posted by Alize (MT) on 03/18/2023

I just ordered the EC crystal form of BHT and wonder if I can mix it with the MSM and diatomaceous earth mixture I drink at night?

EC: Hi Alize,

No, taking BHT on an empty stomach first thing in the morning works best. You can read Oscar's posts on the BHT page for guidance as he started taking it in 1997 for Hepatitis C. We've attached your post to one of his threads, but there are many more. 

BHT Contraindications
Posted by Katie (Winn, ME, US) on 10/10/2014

Does anyone know if it is ok to drink coffee with the bht treatment for Hep c. I take BHT in the morning first thing. I also drink coffee in the morning. Does this effect the treatment?

Hepatitis C
Posted by Dave (Midland, Michigan, US) on 08/23/2014

Been taking BHT 350 mg twice a day on empty stomach with a gulp of water. When I started my viral load was 5,200,000. This was June of 2012.S ince then the viral load has jumped to 8,100,000 in June of 2013. Since then my viral load dropped back to 5,300,000. That was in april of 2014. In July of 2014 my viral load dropped to 2,900,000. First time my viral load has improved since taking BHT. It has been over 2 years to see an improvement. I'm having another viral load test done in October. I hope my viral load goes down some more. Maybe 2 years is what it took for the BHT to kick in. I also quit eating so much sugar and honey. I hope this gets to Oscer on the bht remedies section. DavefromMidland

BHT and Peripheral Neuropathy
Posted by Jennifer (Albany, Ny) on 01/01/2014

Dear Oscar, Have you had any feedback from anyone with your BHT protocal with regards to Peripheral Neuropathy? Is it safe to use with that condition? I have tried to go on your yahoo site but can't seem to get on there. I am a computer novice and will keep trying. Thank you.

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

Posted by Tom (Fort Worth, Texas) on 09/27/2013

To Matelina from SC,

To answer your question; you are going to try again the BHT to kill the virus but the first time you did it you had a reaction and your question is... is there a way to take it such that there is no reaction?


There is such a thing as building up a tolerance to something. So try a TINY amount of the BHT and just see. That's what I'd do anyway. Your first reaction was not life threatening was it? I did not get that from your post. So just try a few grains; the smallest amount you can... and with food so the BHT isn't hitting the system on an empty stomach.

By the way; there are other ways to kill a virus. I'm a big advocate of Colloidal Silver (high dose) taken over months to kill a system wide infection / echinacea.... Five drops twice a day for a month. Topical applications if possible of same.

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

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

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

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:

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

Posted by Swfowkes (Cupertino, California) on 03/11/2017 46 posts

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 2063 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

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 A (Canada) on 02/28/2011

I am amazed---someone else who thinks that BHT is a good antioxidant---it has been shot to pieces due to the overloading of it during the 60's through 80's but it is a good antioxidant---the things naturally similar are rosemary and sage each has the same potent effect of BHT or BHA which are amazing at keeping fats from oxidizing in the system--Today with all the BS on omega 3's you would need to take either bha or bht or rosemary essential oil or sage essential oil with them in order to offset the oxidation of thes omega 3 fats--no one is telling anybody this and in fact adding high doses of vitamin D with these omega 3' will cause arterial blockage of calcium and other deposits--so do not overload the omea 3's and in fact should be a 2:1 6-3 and if you are using omegas then make them walnut and add bht or bha or rosemary essential oils to this--good article

BHT Overview
Posted by Dave (Wayne, Nj) on 02/09/2012

Dear Oscar and everyone,

Today marks 34 days of twice a day 350mg BHT for me. Last fall I was very sick. My doctor had blood work done to see just how bad things were in mid October. My viral load, which has always been high, was 23,000,000!! The highest it had been before was 12,000,000 or so. My ALT and AST were always just above normal but last October were AST 203, ALT 155.

Unfortunately it took until late December to discover this web site (thanks to my wife) and Oscar's posts on BHT. I started taking the BHT January 6th, 2012. That is not long ago. I had blood work done February 6th and got the results today. I know that Hep C viral loads fluctuate and my new numbers my reflect some fluctuation but, my new viral load as of Monday this week is 5,000,000. Seems to be quite a drop to be only a fluctuation. My Doctor is apprehensive but supportive. AST and ALT were not as impressive at 132 and 128 but encouraging enough.

I am convinced this is working. I seem to get the best results physically when I do not add other supplements to my daily routine. I have been on Prevacid for three years and find that I don't need it much any more. I have taken one pill every 6 or so days for the last three weeks. Coincidence? I don't know.

There are days when my urine is a little dark and my stools are not entirely normal day to day but the difference from last fall to now, after one month of BHT, is thrilling. We bought 9 bottles with a 50 day supply in each and are in it for the long haul. I encourage anyone who knows someone with hepC to expose them to this site and Oscar's work. I personally cannot thank him enough.

God bless, Dave

BHT Overview
Posted by Dennis (State College, Pennsylvannia, USA) on 02/15/2012

I was diagnosed with Hep C and HPV. The HPV turned into cancer and I had it surgically remove. My girl found info on BHT used as an antiviral and we started taking it together as she now has the HPV virus with the warts as well. We both started a regimen of BHT, started 1/8/12 taking 350 mg daily and slowly increasing the dosage to 700 mg twice daily. It has been a little over 1 month now and her urine has turned dark so we are cutting back to only 350 mg twice daily.

We have also been taking Milk Thistle to protect the liver as well as L-lysine, astragalus, alpha lipoic acid , grape seed extract, 1000mg of Vit E, 3000 mg of Vit C, 1000mg. Vit D-3, whey protein mix with amino acids added, olive leaf, turmeric or curcumin and recently we added di-indolymethane(DIM) which has shown to totally cure Stage 3 cervical cancer which my girl is concerned about. We eat extremely healthy (lots of colorful veggies and minimal amounts of lean meats).

I tried to discuss this regimen with my Dr. who wants to start me on interferon treatment for the Hep C in June after my follow up with the cancer surgeon. I am not sure that I am interested in the interferon as I have read about the possible side effects, however apparently it can cure the body of the Hep C with no antibodies showing in final testing. My Dr. said we might as well drink Clorox if we were going to take BHT. How can I find a Dr. who will support our choice to use BHT and provide the necessary blood work to see if it is working. My girl said that it appears that one of the warts ( on the outside ) seems to be gone, but still has several just inside the vagina. We hope that we are providing our bodies with an appropriate regimen however would appreciate any input and references for how to locate a Dr. who would support our choices.

BHT Overview
Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 02/17/2012

Dear Bht for Hsv from Greenville S. C. , Well, in my opinion based on my experience and the experience of those reporting into this forum: Ii is best to take the BHT with water and on an empty stomach. Also it has been brought to my attention that HPV [ human papillomavirus ] is not a lipid coated virus. And yet the two people I know of who tried the BHT for HPV did report a very dramitic improvement in 4 weeks of treatment. So the BHT does seem to work for HPV also.

Now there is an explanation for that. ALL proteins are very dependent upon hydrogen bonds to hold their stuctures together. A simplified but accurate way of looking at what proteins are is: Branched and unbranched strings of amino acids. Now these strings of amino acids stucture is highly dependent on said hydrogen bonds. When these proteins are placed in a nonpolar liquid such as carbon tetra-chloride these protiens become denatured. They lose their structure or shape. The covalent bonds are NOT broken and yet these proteins collapse because these hydrogen bonds disappear in a non polar liquid. Now what BHT and its metabolies do is to very much disrupt these hydrogen bonds and thereby denature at least some proteins in certain protein coated viruses enough to destroy at least some proteine coated viruses including at least some HPV viruses.

Also, BHT is BHT. There is no specific brand. It, BHT is the accepted name of a specific compound [ butylated hydroxytoluene ]. It is a historic or trivial name, but that is what it is called....Oscar

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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