Charles was a robust, healthy, and active 80-year-old man — until he tripped and hit his head. The head injury was bad enough to put him in the hospital for a few days. And then they sent him to a rehab facility where he was to recover and go home. But Charles never made it home. While at the rehab facility, he contracted the deadly and antibiotic-resistant MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) infection. He died within a few days.
What if we could avoid tragic deaths like Charles' for just pennies? Well, believe it or not, we've known since 1998 how to beat this terrible infection. But hospitals don't want to use it because it's a simple vitamin.
That's right! A simple B vitamin, which costs just pennies a day, might boost your immune system enough to wipe out the dreaded MRSA.
Researchers from Cedars Sinai looked at how effective this B vitamin was on MRSA in both rodents and human blood. They found that high doses of niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, stimulate the gene C/EBPe. This gene boosts your white blood cells' ability to fight staph infections. What's more, it can do so regardless of antibiotic resistance.
What these researchers discovered is absolutely stunning. In human blood, the niacinamide was able to increase the killing power of white blood cells by a whopping 1,000-fold. They found that adding the vitamin to human blood caused staph germs to completely disappear in just a few hours.
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Even more telling is that the vitamin didn't work at all if there weren't any white blood cells present. It also didn't work on mice that were genetically lacking C/EBPe gene. The researchers concluded that it wasn't the vitamin that kills the virus. It simply turbo-charges your immune system, giving it 1,000-fold more killing power to fight this deadly disease. This is a far better way to treat a disease, as it doesn't have any side effects.
The niacinamide works so well against staph infections that the researchers said it made the immune cells go into a "feeding frenzy," completely destroying the foreign organisms.
Amazingly, this wasn't the first study to suggest niacinamide could work against staph infections. Back in 1977, another study suggested that niacinamide would help patients survive a staph infection when they're taking an antibiotic. So is it possible we've had the answer to MRSA for over 30 years and we haven't looked into any more than this?
Regardless of whether your doctor wants to look into this or not, make sure you protect yourself against this deadly infection. If you or a loved one has any staph infection, make sure you're taking plenty of niacinamide. There's no guarantee that it will work (they haven't studied this in live patients), but it's safe and it could save your life. There's no reason not to try it. The treatment dose is 6 grams per day. You can find niacinamide at any health food store and online.
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Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.
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