Vitamin B3 May Offer New Tool in Fight Against Staph Infections, "Superbugs," Oregon State University and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Study
8/28/2012 7:31:48 AM
A new study suggests that nicotinamide, more commonly known as vitamin B3, may be able to combat some of the antibiotic-resistance staph infections that are increasingly common around the world, have killed thousands and can pose a significant threat to public health. The research found that high doses of this vitamin increased by 1,000 times the ability of immune cells to kill staph bacteria. The work was done both in laboratory animals and with human blood.