UK MPs say so-called ‘superbugs’ will kill more people than cancer and diabetes combined by 2050, unless something is done to tackle antibiotic resistance.
Simultaneous with bugs developing resistance to existing antibiotics, pharmaceutical companies are ending their research into new ones. They claim the high costs involved in developing new drugs means they wouldn’t make any money from them. Yet again, this reminds us that the pharma industry isn’t a health industry, it’s an investment industry. Driven by the profits of its shareholders, improving human health is not its driving force.
Fortunately, therefore, micronutrients can support all the critical steps for mounting an effective immune response to infections. These steps include non-specific defense components such as the synthesis of interferon and function of phagocytic cells; the protective anti-microbial barriers created by the skin, mucus membranes, tears, saliva and gastric juice; and the production of antibodies and optimization of cell-mediated immunity. In this respect, it is well established that micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin A and B vitamins, as well as trace elements including iron, zinc, selenium, copper and others, are essential for optimizing white blood cell production and immune function.
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