A worrying consequence of the mainstream media’s obsessive coverage of COVID-19 over the past 3 years is that deaths from other major infectious diseases have essentially been ignored. A notable example is that of tuberculosis (TB), a disease that 10 million people globally now fall ill with each year and 1.5 million die from.
Reminding us that TB remains one of the world’s top infectious killers, a scientific review published in 2021 examines the potential role of vitamins in its prevention and treatment. Promisingly, not only do the authors suggest and encourage the use of vitamins against TB, they conclude that using them may significantly improve outcomes.
Published in the journal Antibiotics by researchers from Italy, the review examines the impact of vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E on TB infection. Noting that low levels of micronutrients are commonly observed among TB patients, the researchers suggest that supplementing with multiple micronutrients may be beneficial against the disease.
To learn more about the clinical benefits of micronutrients in tuberculosis, see this article on our website.