BHT Product Description:
Buy BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) online at Wholesale Nutrition. Each BHT capsule contains 250 mg of BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene).
BHT is an antioxidant and common food preservative, approved by the Food and Drug Administration for food, oils and fats. Since BHT is not a natural product, the FDA has prohibited its sale as a supplement (although approving its use in food as a preservative). Our BHT is therefore sold only as a food preservative.
With that said, over 25 years ago, a paper was published in the journal Science showing that BHT could inactivate herpes simplex and other lipid coated viruses in vitro (In lab dishes). This was followed by another paper published in Science showing that BHT could prevent chickens from dying of Newcastle disease. The herpes virus and the virus that causes Newcastles disease have a lipid envelope. That is, the nucleic acid core of these viruses is coated with a fatty membrane. Viruses of this type require an intact lipid membrane in order to penetrate cell walls and infect living cells. BHT appears to work against such viruses by disrupting their lipid membranes making them vulnerable to the immune system and imparing their ability to penetrate human cells. BHT also removes binding proteins that the virus uses to penetrate cell membranes. In addition, BHT acts as an antioxidant neutralizing free radicals that damage cell membranes and cause inflammation. It is believed that the destructive action of many pathogenic viruses involves the destructive action of free radicals on cellular membranes.