Vitamin B3 may be the cure for drug-resistant superbug infections Tuesday, September 04, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) While the pharmaceutical industry is busy trying to conjure up new drugs to tackle the antibiotic-resistant "superbug" epidemic, a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation explains how simple vitamin B3, also known as nicotinamide (NAM), taken in high doses may effectively thwart staph and other potentially life-threatening infections without the need for drugs.
Researchers from both Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California and the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) at Oregon State University (OSU) collaborated with one another to test the effects of high doses of NAM administered to both live mice and human blood infected with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). What they found was that vitamin B3 significantly boosts the number and effectiveness of neutrophils, or white blood cells that target infections.
It turns out that, when taken in doses far higher than those recommended by the federal government, vitamin B3 is capable of significantly boosting the body's own natural immune system to the point where many diseases simply cannot survive. According to the study, vitamin B3 is capable of increasing immune capacity by 1,000 times, allowing the body to naturally fight MRSA and other deadly pathogens.
"This could give us a new way to treat staph infections that can be deadly," said Adrian Gombart, an associate professor at LPI, about the dramatic findings. "It's a way to tap into the power of the innate immune system and stimulate it to provide a more powerful and natural immune response."
NAM is not just effective against S. aureus, though. Several other virulent pathogens, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), also seem to respond favorably to NAM's dramatic immune-boosting capacity. By bolstering the immune system's natural defenses, NAM appears to facilitate the destruction and elimination of a host of deadly pathogens and viruses.
"NAM is not only effective against S. aureus, it also has demonstrated efficacy against other major human pathogens, such as K. pneumoniae (Klebsiella pneumoniae) and P. aeruginosa (Pseudomonas aeruginosa), in our human peripheral blood killing assay," wrote the authors in their discussion. "We have demonstrated that NAM, as an HDAC inhibitor, can improve host defense and thereby promote bacterial clearance."
And unlike antibiotic drugs, vitamin B3 does not destroy all the beneficial bacteria in the gut along with the harmful bacteria. So for most people, taking mega-doses of therapeutic vitamin B3 is preferable to taking immune-destroying antibiotics that can later promote the growth of Candida albicans and other harmful yeast overgrowths and bacterial imbalances within the body.
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Vitamin B3 kills 'superbugs' naturally
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by: Sherry Baker, Health Sciences Editor
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(NaturalNews) Like Chicken Little running around screaming, "the sky is falling," too many mainstream media and doctors have issued dire warnings about deadly bacteria that are no longer susceptible to antibiotics, leaving people virtually helpless if Big Pharma doesn't soon find more drugs that can kill potentially deadly germs. While it is true that so-called superbugs are dangerous, a healthy immune system bolstered by good diet and exercise helps lower the odds you'll ever be a victim to antibiotic-resistant pathogens. And now comes word that a natural substance -- nicotinamide, more commonly known as vitamin B3 -- can combat antibiotic-resistant staph infections.
These specific types of superbugs are increasingly common around the world and have taken the lives of thousands. One of the most common and serious forms of the staph infection, called methicillin-resistant S. aureus, or MRSA, was used in a study just published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University (OSU), UCLA, and other institutions. MRSA can cause life-threatening illness and, due to the widespread overuse of antibiotics, researchers say it is spreading rapidly and poses a serious health risk.
The new research showed that high doses of B3 increased the ability of immune cells to kill staph bacteria by 1,000 times. The study involved both laboratory animals and human blood.
"It's a way to tap into the power of the innate immune system and stimulate it to provide a more powerful and natural immune response," Adrian Gombart, an associate professor in OSU's Linus Pauling Institute, said in a press statement.
Dr. Gombart discovered 10 years ago that a human genetic mutation makes some people more vulnerable to bacterial infections. However, nicotinamide, B3, has the ability to "turn on" certain antimicrobial genes that greatly rev up the ability of immune cells to kill bacteria. His research team discovered that high doses of B3 increased the numbers and efficacy of "neutrophils," a type of white blood cell that can destroy harmful bacteria. While the doses of B3 tested were far beyond what a normal diet would provide, the scientists noted that they were in amounts that have already been shown to be safe for humans.
Dr. George Liu, an infectious disease expert at Cedars-Sinai and co-senior author on the study, also noted that B3 "is surprisingly effective in fighting off and protecting against one of today's most concerning public health threats (super bugs)." Such approaches, he added, could help reduce dependence on antibiotics.
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