David Blaine held his breath for 17 minutes and one of his secrets was increasing his red blood cell count through a number of methods. I did a little research and found out that Don Quai and the supplement Hema-Plex (beets) help increase RBC.
Why is this important? What are some of the things people claim help alleviate Herpes symptoms – oxygen, ozone, Valtrex, herbs, etc. People attempt to get more of these items into the system through things like hyperbaric chambers, ozone IV, etc. Or, people can attempt to have these items more effectively transported throughout the system by increasing the mechanism which transports these items through the body – Red Blood Cells. These little powerhouses transport oxygen and assist with transporting nutrients throughout the body. According to Wikipedia:
It has been recently demonstrated that erythrocytes can also synthesize nitric oxide enzymatically, using L-arginine as substrate, just likeendothelial cells. Exposure of erythrocytes to physiological levels of shear stress activates nitric oxide synthase and export of nitric oxide,which may contribute to the regulation of vascular tonus.”
So, increasing red blood cells will not only transport more oxygen throughout the body assisting with the oxidation process (killing of viruses, bacteria, etc.), but will help dilate vessels and open up areas which may not be getting the oxygen they need.
Since taking two pills daily of Don Quai and a nightly Hema-plex a majority of my Herpes symptoms have disappeared – no more sharp pains in the groin region. However, I did have initial complications with caffine and arthralgia. Since nutrients are transported more efficiently and I normally drink 2-3 large coffees daily you can imagine what happened to my heart rate as that caffine began to course through my system. Next was the Valtrex which I hated taking initially because it created arthritis like pains in my knuckles, shoulders, and any other site that had injury and swelling. My right shoulder underwent serious pain, but it has been relieved by massage, Glucosamine-Condroitin-MSM, and Collagen. Also remember that MSM/Sulfur is part of the Budwig Protocol that I find to be useful which also helps with oxygen transport.