:: Wachters.ca ::
home  
 
new user  |  login  
user: anonymous
  Shopping Cart  
Products
  Company
  Product Programs
  Personal Health Quiz
  Sea Vegetation
  Testimonials 1, 2, 3
  Testimonials - add
  Nutritional Glossary
 
  Newsletter
  News
  News Flash Links
  Weekly Special
  Policies & Procedures
  Contact us

   

Fact about The Wachters Blend of Sea Vegetation:

Vitamin D Speeds Tuberculosis Recovery

By Kate Kelland

LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Scientists have shown how and why the "sunshine" vitamin D can speed recovery in tuberculosis (TB) patients, helping explain why the so-called heliotherapy of a bygone, pre-antibiotic era may have done some good.

From the late 1800s - well before the development of antibiotics in 1930s - TB patients were often sent to retreats where they were encouraged to soak up the sun's rays in what was known as heliotherapy or phototherapy.

A study led by British researchers has found that high doses of vitamin D - which is made in the body when exposed to sunlight - given alongside antibiotic treatment, appears to help patients recover more quickly from the infectious lung disease.

The findings suggest high doses of the vitamin dampen down the body's inflammatory response to infection, reducing damage to the lungs, said Adrian Martineau, a senior lecturer in respiratory infection and immunity at Queen Mary University of London, who led the study.

"Sometimes these inflammatory responses can cause tissue damage leading to ... cavities in the lung," he said.

"If we can help these cavities to heal more quickly, then patients should be infectious for a shorter period of time, and they may also suffer less lung damage."

The researchers also said they think vitamin D's ability to dampen inflammatory responses without interfering with the action of antibiotics suggests supplements might be useful for patients taking antibiotics for diseases like pneumonia, sepsis and other lung infections.

TB, which people in wealthier parts of the world often mistakenly believe to be a thing of the past, is proving a tough disease to beat. In 2010, it infected 8.8 million people worldwide and killed 1.4 million.


DRUG-RESISTANT

The infection destroys lung tissue, causing patients to cough up the bacteria which then spreads through the air and can be inhaled by others.

In recent years, rates of drug-resistant TB have been spreading fast across the world, causing alarm among public health officials and prompting calls for more research into new and more effective treatments.

The researchers, whose study was published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, split 95 TB patients who were on standard antibiotic treatment into two groups. For the first eight weeks of their treatment, 44 of them were also given high dose vitamin D, while the remaining 51 got placebos.

Anna Coussens from Britain's National Institute for Medical Research measured signs of inflammation in blood samples to see what effect the vitamin D had on immune responses.

"We found that a large number of these inflammatory markers fell further and faster in patients receiving vitamin D," she said.

The researchers also found that Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause TB, cleared from the phlegm coughed up from deep in the lungs faster in patients on vitamin D, taking an average of 23 days to become undetectable under the microscope compared to 36 days in those on placebo.

Martineau said it was too early to recommend all TB patients take high-dose vitamin D alongside antibiotics, as more research with a larger group of patients was needed first. (Reporting by Kate Kelland; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

Other items related to 'Research'
Multivitamins linked to younger 'biological age'
Review: B vitamins, the brain (& deficiencies)
Multivitamins can safely improve nutrient supply and overcome problems of inadequacy
Lutein and Zeaxanthin Benefit Young and Old Alike
8 Nutrients You May Be Lacking
Vitamin E is vital to building muscles and repairing cells
Psyllium Dietary Fiber Leads to Healthcare Cost Savings
Taking Prenatal Iron May Lower Your Child's Risk of Autism
Seaweed an effective alternative for iodine supplementation
Radiation report on the Wachters' Sea Vegetation Blend
Harvard?s large-scale randomized trial in men supports safety of vitamin C and E supplements
Chlorella supplements show cardiovascular benefits:
Meta-analysis: Vitamin C supplements may boost endothelial function
Abbott Nutrition study: Maternal lutein supplementation passes to child
4 Nutritional Supplements Every Man Needs
Nutrition researchers shoot holes in assertion that multivitamins are unnecessary
Zinc supplements may boost immune system in children
Iron supplements may boost female physical performance: Meta-analysis
Is dietary suplement use more prevalent than previously thought?
Resveratrol?s blood sugar management potential supported by meta-analysis, but are benefits limited
Vitamin D deficiency linked to compromised immune function
Daily multivitamin supplement may decrease cataract risk in men
Meta-analysis supports calcium?s weight management potential
CRN says 2015 dietary guidelines should include supplements
Vitamin D May Slow Multiple Sclerosis
Report: Who uses supplements?
Radiation Report - Wachters' Sea Blend
?Significant?: Vitamin E may slow functional decline in moderate Alzheimer patients
Magnesium may help people with heart problems to live longer
Telomeres, Aging, & Disease Prevention
Low dietary fibre intake may increase cardiovascular risk
CoQ10 may reverse effects of age-related mental decline
Resveratrol shows fat cell shrinking potential: Human data
Calcium, vitamin D opportunity grows as osteoporosis prevalence rises
Vitamin B shows stroke protection promise
?Game changing? economic report: Supplements could save billions of dollars in health care costs
8 Amazing Health Benefits of B Vitamins
7 Best Supplements for Weight Loss
Increased iron intake can reduce Parkinson?s risk
Vitamin D slashes blood pressure and CVD risk
More Vitamin D May Lower High Blood Pressure
CoQ10 can reduce heart failure by half
Mothers to be who do not take in enough iodine may put their children at risk of lower IQ
Top 10 benefits of Zinc
Spirulina can better manage blood sugar in diabetes patients
More vitamin D may mean faster recovery from muscle injury
Curcumin (in Wachters' products) may match exercise for heart health benefits
Echinacea extract may help prevent common cold: Study
Multivitamin supplements may cut cancer risk
Vitamin D supplements may benefit lupus
Silbinol is now in WPB
CoQ10 and vitamin B6 levels linked to lower artery disease risk
Congress recognizes 100th anniversary of the vitamin
Vitamin C may prevent bone loss
Multivitamins may boost memory for older men
Multivitamin shows brain boosting activity for elderly women
Study links vitamin D to heart disease and early death
Green tea may influence brain function & boost working memory
Turmeric compounds show blood sugar management activity
Vitamin D shows eye health benefits
Dietary magnesium may reduce the risk of colon cancer: Meta-analysis
Chlorella shows immune boosting potential
NPA: Consumer Reports supplements probe is insulting to consumers
Dietary antioxidants may help slash pancreatic cancer risk: EPIC data
CRN hails 100th anniversary of the vitamin, reminds consumers of benefits of supplements
Can You Take Too Much Vitamin D?
CoQ10 shows promise for Huntington's disease
Vitamin B6 Deficit Tied to Heart Disease Risk
WDNA contains Resveratrol
Multivitamin supplements boost brain function, say UK researchers
Multivitamins may boost memory
Supplements ? understanding the possibilities, accepting the limitations
Multivitamins-and-mortality-Seeing-what-you-want-science
Seaweed may reduce blood pressure in healthy kids
Tufts-Harvard study builds vitamin D's anti-diabetes potential
Vitamin E supplements may reduce lung disease risk
Vegans at Risk for Low Iodine
Vitamin D linked to lower eye risk in young women
Seaweed May Fight Radiation
Vegan diet requires omega-3 and B12 boost
Study unlocks lycopene?s heart health benefits
Magnesium supplements may reduce diabetes risk
Multivitamin use linked to fewer heart attacks for women
Vitamin B may help prevent Alzheimer?s
Resveratrol supplements could improve heart health
Selenium shows protective effect for bladder cancer
Calcium?s weight loss potential gets RCT support
Resveratrol may boost eye health
Psyllium Fiber and Postprandial Peptide Release
Science: The emerging ingredients for joint health
Multivitamins may help weight loss in obese women
Apple fibres may boost immune health
Vitamin insufficiency boosting age-related diseases
Soy may reduce diabetes risk in overweight women
Vitamin, minerals may reduce eczema risk in children
CoQ10 may protect against obesity problems: Study
Soy protein may reduce cholesterol levels for diabetics, too
Study identifies vitamin D?s benefits for diabetic heart health
Low vitamin D linked to female infections
Multivitamins & minerals help children's brain function: study
Seaweed works!

  back to channel  

channel: main Friday, September 7, 2012 - 12:02pm

new user |  login |  logout |  modify info |  webmail |
user: anonymous (access: )
This site powered by FallingApple.com SiteTools 3.0 & owned and operated by Triune-Being Research Organization Ltd.