JV - I think I can answer your question re: Coconut oil vs. the synthetic lauridicin (sp?) mentioned in this original message stream. I have had HSV-2 for 15 years. I started taking Coconut Oil (Extra Virgin CO from Tropical Traditions) about 7 weeks ago. It has made a HUGE difference! I can tell you that my viral activity made a marked DEcrease once I started getting VCNO into my system daily. I ordered the Lauridicin the original poster mentioned to compare to the VCNO. I'll let you know if I notice one doing a better job than the other. I'm hoping the pills are just as good so I can take them during the day (at work).
I have about 4-6 tbsp of VCNO each morning in a fruit smoothie for breakfast. I definitely notice a difference in viral activity by mid-to-late afternoon (AM - almost no activity, PM - more activity starting up). I'm guessing that's when the VCNO is about out of my system. I try to have some more with dinner, but one can only eat so much! (I don't eat much so it's a chore to get more into me sometimes). I was almost at the point where I didn't feel any v. activity all day long, but I'm working on a big project at work and starting to feel run down so I think that accounts for my "set back" over the last few days (little more v. activity than I've had for a many days/few weeks).
On the whole, I am very pleased with the effects of taking VCNO. I think it was your post about putting it on cold sores that made me think to buy some for consumption. I bought a pint and went through it in a week. Then bought a quart and went through IT in a week. Just bought a gallon. It had better last a while! lol
Thanks to everyone for all the info and encouragement!