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How Antioxidant-Enriched Multivitamins Help Cystic Fibrosis

These vitamins were able to alleviate inflammation for 4 weeks

Sagel and his research team found that AquADEks-2 increased the concentration of antioxidants found in the blood, temporarily alleviating inflammation for at least 4 weeks. In addition, the treatment appeared to extend the time to the initial pulmonary exacerbation requiring antibiotic treatment and to reduce the frequency of symptoms experienced altogether.
More specifically, 50% of the patients in the experimental group experienced pulmonary exacerbation requiring antibiotic treatment in comparison to the control group taking the multivitamin without enrichment of antioxidants at 16 weeks. The experimental group also experienced a lower frequency of symptoms in comparison to the control group. Lung function and growth endpoints did not vary among the two groups.