Can niacinamide beat antibiotic-resistant bugs other than MRSA?

October 11, 2014
Volume 4    |   Issue 79

Last week, I told you about the niacinamide's ability to boost your immune system and beat the deadly antibiotic-resistant MRSA infection. That article spurred a lot of interest among readers. And a couple of readers wanted to know if niacinamide could also kill pseudomonas.

One reader, Val L., wrote: "I am writing from Brisbane, Australia and am wondering if you have come across a way to kill pseudomonas infections of the urinary tract. My husband acquired this when the hospital inserted a stent into the kidney. He has had a number of antibiotics, to no avail. He has been told he will just have to live it." And reader Donna R asked, "Does this vitamin also rev up the immune system to fight pseudomonas aeruginosa in the lungs?"

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a disgusting bug. It secretes a slime and then develops its colonies within that slime. Before long, you have a slimy mess of pathogens. I told you it was disgusting.

This slime is likely what makes pseudomonas so resistant to antibiotics. Val, this is likely why your husband's doctors can't get rid of it. Pseudomonas is the most likely infection you'll get after surgery. It's also common with burn and lung infections. And it's nothing to sneeze at, as it is one of the leading causes of post-operative death due to infection.

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Pseudomonas can attack just about anywhere in your body. The urinary tract and respiratory system are primary targets. But they also can go after bones, joints, and intestines (just to name a few).

So how can you get rid of these pesky and potentially deadly bugs? The first place to start is with oxidative therapies (hydrogen peroxide, ozone, IV vitamin C, ultraviolet blood irradiation). These therapies can wipe out infections better than any other treatment out there. And they can kill bugs that are antibiotic resistant. You can find doctors who use these treatments at

But that doesn't answer Val and Donna's questions. Niacinamide does have a very powerful antimicrobial ability. So the answer is yes, it can work. In fact, the very same research team I told you about in the original niacinamide article said, "Niacinamide 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."

What's more, taking large doses of niacinamide (up to 6 grams) will not kill the good bacteria in your gut, as antibiotics do. So talk to your integrative physician about oxidative therapies. And while you're there, ask about taking niacinamide (your doctor can help determine how much you need to take).

I also suggest you use an immune-boosting product, such as MycoPhyto Complex, and take plenty of vitamin C to build your immune system prior to any surgery or any stay in a hospital. It could keep the bugs away from you while you're staying at their favorite residence.

Your insider for better health,

Steve Kroening

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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