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Old 12-03-2007, 09:38 PM
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If you've got to use an antibiotic ... consider adding some vitamins to the mix.

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Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, December 3, 2007

Antibiotics and Vitamins Work Together

(OMNS Dec 3, 2007) The benefits of using vitamin C together with antibiotics are considerable. In a controlled trial with dairy cows with infected udders, high dose vitamin C has been shown to have synergistic effects when used with antibiotics. [1]

The cows were divided into two groups. One group was treated with antibiotics alone, and the other group was treated with antibiotics and the human equivalent of 10,000 mg/day injections of vitamin C. The vitamin C group got well much sooner: in just over half the time.

In humans, an astoundingly high 120,000 mg/day (nearly 2,000 times the RDA) of vitamin C delivered intravenously has been demonstrated to accelerate healing of burned skin in a blinded clinical trial. [2] 1,000 to 3,000 mg/day (100 times the RDA) of niacin is a standard treatment for controlling cholesterol. [3]

Similar doses of niacin have been demonstrated to reduce inflammation [4] and to reduce injury to the brain after strokes. [5]

Extensive evidence shows that vitamin D serves as an important regulator of immune system responses. [6] Many of these regulatory pathways are optimized when vitamin D is present in the bloodstream at levels considerably higher than average values in the American population.

Regular vitamin D supplementation, by taking a daily multivitamin and an additional daily 1,000 IU of vitamin D, is recommended. In addition, a one-time dose of up to 5,000 IU of vitamin D at the onset of a serious bacterial infection should be considered. Physicians now have access to routine tests of vitamin D status. Periodic blood testing is recommended for anyone regularly taking very large amounts of vitamin D.

Physicians managing life-threatening bacterial infections have many options for administering vitamin C and niacin. The simplest is oral supplementation at modest doses of 2,000 to 10,000 mg/day of vitamin C and 100 to 500 mg/day of time-release niacin or "no flush" niacin (inositol hexaniacinate).

Injections can be used to deliver much higher doses directly to the site of infection. For improved at-home management of respiratory infections, extra vitamin C, vitamin D and niacin should be taken along with antibiotics or other prescribed medication.

There are now dozens strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria. They are estimated to kill about 100,000 Americans per year, more than AIDS, breast cancer, and auto accidents combined. High potency vitamin supplementation can prevent many of these deaths and speed recovery.

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[1] Naresh, Ram; Dwivedi, S. K.; Swarup, D.; Patra, R. C. Evaluation of ascorbic acid treatment in clinical and subclinical mastitis of Indian dairy cows. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 2002. 15(6), 905-911.

[2] Dubick, Michael A.; Williams, Chad; Elgjo, Geir I.; Kramer, George C. High-dose vitamin C infusion reduces fluid requirements in the resuscitation of burn-injured sheep. Shock, 2005. 24(2), 139-144.

[3] Brown, B. Greg. Can niacin slow the development of atherosclerosis in coronary artery disease patients already taking statins? Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine, 2005. 2(5), 234-235.

[4] Yu, Bi-lian; Zhao, Shui-ping. Anti-inflammatory effect is an important property of niacin on atherosclerosis beyond its lipid-altering effects. Medical Hypotheses, 2007. 69(1), 90-94.

[5] Maynard, Kenneth I. Natural neuroprotectants after stroke. Science & Medicine (Narberth, PA, 2002). 8(5), 258-267.

[6] Tavera-Mendoza, L.E. and White, John H. Cell Defenses and the Sunshine Vitamin. Scientific American, November 2007, 62-72.

Nutritional Medicine is Orthomolecular Medicine

Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight illness.

For more information: http://www.orthomolecular.org
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Hugh? No mention of B Complex Vitamins? Antibiotics wipe out the bodies capacity to produce B vitamins. One should take them while on antibiotics.
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Well, they do mention niacin but I think they're only discussing vitamins that may improve the desired effect of the antibiotics ... rather than the vitamins that are depleted by antibiotics.
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Yep, guess they need all the help their poor drugs can get.
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Yep, guess they need all the help their poor drugs can get.
The patients surely do (need the help). I won't hold out much hope that many allopathic doctors will advise patients combine vitamins with antibiotics. But, there's no reason why we can't apply this knowledge ... if we see fit.
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Default Vitamin C..

First off, I thought cows were amoung the the animals that make their own vitamin C.
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The cows were divided into two groups. One group was treated with antibiotics alone, and the other group was treated with antibiotics and the human equivalent of 10,000 mg/day injections of vitamin C. The vitamin C group got well much sooner: in just over half the time.

In humans, an astoundingly high 120,000 mg/day (nearly 2,000 times the RDA) of vitamin C delivered intravenously has been demonstrated to accelerate healing of burned skin in a blinded clinical trial.

I read some studies awhile back where vitamin C was given intravenously at 200,000mg/day to cure certain diseases, such as cancer, aids, and hep C. Glutathione was also added to the drip.

The point is that the benefit is in the potency. 200 grams of C will destroy tumors, while 80mg will do nothing. *Note: 80mg is the RDA.
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Anti-biotics suppress the immune system.
95% of anti-biotics are prescribed incorrectly and........
98% of statistics are made up, on the spot.
(Everything I ever told you was a lie, including that)
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Antibiotics are a fungal metabolite. I would take natural antibiotics such as olive leaf extract before I would use a prescription antibiotic. Vit D would be a great idea to take along with prescription antibiotics because it is also an antifungal! Although, IMO, you would still need to take a natural antibiotic, so why bother with the prescription antifungal!?

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