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Vital Reds: The Supplement that Saved Me from Cold Sore Hell

I’ve experienced nothing short of hell when it comes to cold sores. I first started getting them around 15 years ago and don’t recall them being so frequent at first. But over the last eight years, I’ve had a really tough time with them. At my worst, I was getting one every two weeks. Several times, I had a succession of five or six of them one after another…after another. It was soul crushing and constantly left me sobbing and anxious to go out in public. If only I had known about Vital Reds sooner! 

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I tried crazy internet ideas like nail polish remover, peroxide, and toothpaste to speed up the healing. I resorted to every single OTC tube in CVS. I took bucket loads of L-Lysine supplements and tried to adjust my diet to avoid any foods high in arginine (a supposed trigger). I read up on every possible solution. 

My doctor prescribed me pills – the same ones that people take for full-blown herpes. They worked for the most part. Sometimes they were able to stop a cold sore in its tracks. Other times, they at least sped up the healing. But it all depended on whether I took one early enough in the cold sore’s life cycle. I also found it hard to get enough refills to keep up with the rate that I was having to use them. I’d end up in tears on the phone to my doctor, begging her to send my pharmacy a new prescription – every minute is sacred when it comes to stopping a cold sore. 

Finally, I went to a dermatologist who confidently declared that all the theories about diet don’t work, and that considering how often I was getting them, I should go on the medication full time. She was happy to write me up a year’s worth to take daily.  

I hated the thought that I was taking a drug every day of my life. I found that some days the pills would upset my stomach, but I was desperate to stop the cold sores. After a while, I started forgetting to take them (I’m useless with pills), and I kind of defaulted back to taking them only when needed. 

By Chance, A New Supplement 

Around this time (purely by chance), I was introduced to a supplement called Dr. Gundry’s Vital Reds. I was looking to get more probiotics and nutrients into my diet, and this offered both. 

Dr. Steven Gundry is a leading heart surgeon who started Gundry MD to help people live healthier, happier lives – without surgery. He teaches his patients how to fix their health from the inside out – that we really are what we eat. He also has quite the following – Tony Robbins credits him with helping to change his health. 

One of the supplements that Dr. Gundry offers at Gundry MD is called Vital Reds. It’s super unique, because it’s really four different supplements all rolled into one. It contains: 

  • A Polyphenol Blend of over 34 super fruits that are said to boost energy, support your heart, and keep you healthy. Polyphenols are what give berries and other plants their dark color. 
  • A Metabolic-Enhancing Blend of seven thermogenic ingredients which help to support natural fat-burning. 
  • A Digestive Support Blend of five strains of probiotics that help to support digestion, and reduce digestive issues, like gas and bloating. 
  • A Vitamin & Mineral Blend of all eight forms of vitamin B, plus several essential minerals. 

My Little Miracle 

I can’t say which of these blends has become my hero (I actually believe it’s the combination), but ever since I started taking Vital Reds, I’ve had only one cold sore. That’s ONE cold sore in three months – something that is absolutely unheard of in my life. I haven’t taken a single prescription pill for my cold sores in this time. 

I never set out for this solution. I didn’t start taking Vital Reds to fix my cold sores. One day, it just suddenly hit me that I hadn’t had a single cold sore in three months. And Vital Reds was the only change in my life. 

I truly believe that my poor gut health was causing me to have so many cold sores. There’s a lot of talk these days about friendly gut bacteria and their power to help prevent certain conditions – especially their ability to strengthen the immune system. But I had taken probiotics before and didn’t get these amazing results. I really think that Dr. Gundry’s specific blend – the probiotics combined with those vitamins, minerals, and polyphenols has fixed something in my gut and, therefore, my immune system. 

Cold sores come from a virus that is incurable. Please know that I’m under no misapprehension here. But I feel like I’ve found the next best thing – a way to keep them suppressed. Not by magic, but by simply utilizing an amazing doctor’s understanding of science, medicine, and what the human body needs to function optimally. 

How Do I Take Vital Reds? 

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Vital Reds come in a powder form that should last you 30 days if taken daily. You simply mix it with a glass of water and knock it back. The best part is that it tastes good! All those super fruits give Vital Reds a natural tasting berry flavor. I’m pretty certain it’s the first drinkable supplement that I haven’t gagged on. 

According to the Gundry MD website, every batch is tested in a CGMP-certified facility in the U.S. and then tested in a third-party lab for purity, content, and dosage. Vital Reds is also soy-free, sugar-free, and free of artificial sweeteners. 

Where Can I Get This Amazing Supplement? 

You can buy Vital Reds on the Gundry MD website in either a 30, 90, or 180-day supply. The more you buy at one time, the greater the discount you’ll get. And there’s a money-back guarantee, so if you’re really unsure, you can basically try before you buy. 

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