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Vitamin B3 Fights Infection

September 4, 2012 by  

Vitamin B3 Fights Infection
Staph bacteria can kill.

Researchers say that vitamin B3 could be a viable tool in fighting antibiotic resistant staph infections and could hold promise in combating other “superbugs.”

Published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, UCLA, and other institutions, the research found that high doses of the vitamin increased the ability of immune cells to kill staph bacteria by 1,000 times.

“This is potentially very significant, although we still need to do human studies,” said Adrian Gombart, an associate professor in OSU’s Linus Pauling Institute. “Antibiotics are wonder drugs, but they face increasing problems with resistance by various types of bacteria, especially Staphylococcus aureus.

“This could give us a new way to treat staph infections that can be deadly, and might be used in combination with current antibiotics,” Gombart said. “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.”

The researchers said that the immunity results were achieved with extremely high doses of the vitamin, and that there is more work to be done to better understand how to effectively treat infections with B3 vitamins.

Excellent sources of vitamin B3 (also known as niacin) include crimini mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, chicken, tuna and nutritional supplements.

Potentially life-threatening staph infections, such as those caused by MRSA, are increasingly prevalent throughout the Nation.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Sirian

    “B3 (also known as niacin)” will reduce your cholesterol level too. Take Niacin twice a day for four months and your cholesterol may be reduced by as much as thirty points, if not more in some individual cases. Works better than Cheerios.

  • Rob Reiken

    Of my research on health related agendas the main key to keeping healthy is Nutrition. When you say antibiotics is a wonder drug well i wonder a real lot about that considering over 60% of antibiotics are put into our meat chickens ,cows etc. Reduce Sugar that can lead to diabetes then cancer , avoid milk cause it is pasterized where all the good enzymes in milk are destroyed is fact it causes Osteoperosis when most think it has calcium to prevent it, but it has been killed by pasterizing it same as radiating it. You get the best Calcium from vegetables also avoid bushing your teeth with Fluoride toothpaste for it is poison Ratsac , it comes from mines deep down in the ground is why it also has it For we are talking about Sodium Fluoride not Calcium Fluoride that flows naturally on rocks in nature.

    Also use a Reverse Osmosis Filtration System to remove it from your tap water as the government put it in there to make us sick, dumb us down & to give us cancer. But getting back to staph , i’ve had it a few times in my life & i find all of them can take a fair long time to get rid of & some can be very painful & disabling. When it comes to Cancer , all that is , is a build up toxins within the body that form as tumor mass of formaldehyde being restricted of oxgen flow as unhealthy saturated fats clog up arteries etc. What feeds it can be sugars, poisons we breath within our enviroment, poison in our food unnatural additives GMO foods. The key to avoid cancer is avoid eating meats or as little as possible , the body need to detox of which we got most of our nutrition from frutis, vegetables & nuts organic ones , not Monsantos poison Genetically Modified Suicide Gene Seed Terminator Technology Foods like corn.

    Processed foods are bad same as can food as they put a poison within the cans edge liners called Bisphenol A also put in our plastic drink bottles that damage our DNA the bodys Endocrenes that causes infertility problems. High doses of Intravenous Vitamin C have been known to save patients days away from death while having Deadly Flu’s. Cancer is nothing more than a nutrient defficiancy, theres many cures to cancer , Vitamin B17 (Laetrile),Selenium, Hemp Oil has THC Best cure ever known but is made illegal like many cures, Coconut Oil cures cancer & diabetes, Eggplant Extract, Mangoes for Breast Cancer, Asstragalus Root etc etc with Poineers such as Hoxey, Rick Simpson, Gerson, Berzinski, Edward Griffin just to name some. Some of the process’s for it to work are Melotonin, Cabanoids, Antineoplastens & Nutrilisides. Antioxidents help the body pump oxygen efficiently around the body so putting juice from lemons in your drinking water is really good also drinking Tea, best natural antiinflamatorys are Garlic & Tumeric Cummin. Mushrooms have Myacelum & B17 which are very good for you.

    Chemotherapy kills 9 out of every 10 people cause even though it kills the cancer it also kills the imune system with it. For cooking choose Coconut, Extra Virgin Olive, or Flak Seed Oil over (GMO) poison Canola or Vegetable Oil. Vaccines contain Mercury, Squelene, Thimerisol & other nasty adjuvents & germs, that progressed the virus that cause Autism & many other Auto Immune Disorders. Plus they have killed Millions in the past . so don’t get them, & make sure to get enough sun about half hour a day for Vitamin D & be sure to exercise but don’t over do it. Get plenty of sleep & avoid getting stressed out & worrying so much about things, laugh more & just enjoy life.

  • Humpty Dumpty

    Taking niacinamide [the amide of niacin] allows one to take higher doses of B3 without experiencing the flushing problem associated with niacin.

    • Ben

      Exactly. Both niacin (nicotinic acid) and nicotinamide are known as vitamin B3, however, the great advantage of nicotinamide is that it does not cause the flushing that niacin causes. Niacin is converted to nicotinamide in the body, and, though the two are identical in their vitamin functions, nicotinamide does not have the same pharmacologic and toxic effects of niacin, which occur incidental to niacin’s conversion. Thus the nicotinamide form of vitamin B3 does not reduce cholesterol or cause flushing.

  • http://Nite-n-gale Donna Blair

    Staph is a very deadly virus. Get it even in hospitals. We sometimes r so clean we have destroyed our own immunity to deadly viruses.
    I remember how I worried about keeping my kids clean & protected as they were growing up. They still got sick with all the diseases from contact at school. Kids who ran around barefoot in winter & played outside without proper clothing were never sick.

  • Carol Gibbs

    I just heard the report about Vitamin B3 this morning over the radio. According to the report, It’s used in VERY high doses and they added that it won’t do the same thing to take it at home.


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