Vitamin C improves the efficacy of TB drugs, AIIMS researchers find

AIIMS researchers have found that adding vitamin C as a nutritional supplement while treating drug-sensitive tuberculosis patients with first-line TB drugs will boost the efficiency of treatment. It led to an eight-fold increase in pyrazinamide’s ability to kill the bacteria and caused a four-fold decrease in the minimum concentration of pyrazinamide required to kill the … Continue reading Vitamin C improves the efficacy of TB drugs, AIIMS researchers find

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IISc team unravels how vitamin C helps kill bacteria

That vitamin C, an anti-oxidant agent, boosts and strengthens immunity is well known. Its ability to speed-up recovery from tuberculosis and impede the TB causing bacteria from causing disease, and even kill the bacteria in culture at high concentration are also known. Now, a study by a team of researcher at the Indian Institute of … Continue reading IISc team unravels how vitamin C helps kill bacteria