The main difference between Gene-Eden-VIR and the majority of other supplements available as of June 2015 is that it targets latent viruses. Alongside Novirin, it is the only safe, efficient, natural antiviral product available on the open market, according to the Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease.
There are five active ingredients in both Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR: Camillia sinensis extract, licorice extract, cinnamon extract, quercetin and selenium. CBCD states that the supplement is able to support the body's natural immune system and produce a gradual decrease in the symptoms of a viral infection. Marketed primarily as a herpes treatment, Gene-Eden-VIR is effective against a range of latent viruses, including those belonging to the hepatitis family, human papillomavirus, herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, and varicella-zoster virus.
It takes between four and six weeks for individuals to see the positive results of taking this supplement, and the improvements that can be expected are dependent on the strength of the individual's immune system. The benefits of the supplement can be seen in an antibody-based blood test, although the results may take several months or years to show on a test. While the supplement has no known side effects, according to CBCD, it is not recommended for use during pregnancy.