Hi there, I have had a long history of bouts with Herpes Simplex (cold sores) to the point were I have to stay home from work (I'm a nurse) due to their infectious stages.The healing time is usually 10-14 days from onset and I have found nothing out there that really helps stop or prevent this.
I always get them when under stress or if I have an increase in body temperature. I live in Florida and love going to the beach. I paid dearly for those trips.
I can say that since I started on the Mangosteen beverage in May 2004, taking 1oz. daily I have not had a break out. I have been out on a boat for 5 hours with minimal protection from the sun, at the beach when the temperature was at 100degrees, and spend a week in Puerto Rico where it was hot everyday.
On the days that I knew I was going to be outdoors for long periods of time I took an extra ounce before leaving for my trip. I want to add that when I cam back from Puerto Rico, I had used up all my supply of mangosteen and was waiting for my next shipment. I spent 2 hours out in the sun and the next day I had the onset of an out break. I happened to receive my shipment that next day and I immediately took 2 oz. and started direct application of the beverage to my sores. They never erupted to anything significant and were gone in 3 days.