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Is there a vitamin that can be used for HPV?

 Dr. Diane Harper
Health Education

There are not any well done studies that show that a vitamin can prevent HPV infection. Since HPV only infects skin cells and folate is necessary for skin cells to replicate, some have advocated for the use of folic acid. This is without too much harm, as folic acid/folate is a water soluble vitamin and what you do not need in your body, you will excrete.

There is a compound called carrageenan. This has been found in studies to prevent HPV infection. But there is no available medical source of carrageenan yet.

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