Link between Herpes Simplex Virus and Alzheimer´s Disease Potential Role of Mushroom Nutrition Supplementation in Prevention
by Professor Vittorio Calabrese and Professor Tito Fernandes
There is a body of thought that viruses such as the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) is a contributing factor in the development of Alzheimer´s disease. In addition, Dr LaFerla at the University of California has suggested the activation of Lipoxin A4 (LXA4) could reduce the progress of (or delay the onset of) Alzheimer´s disease. This article provides the rationale for the use of mushroom nutrition (in the form of a combination of Coriolus versicolor and Hericium erinaceus (biomass)), to provide both anti-viral protection and activation of LXA4.