The Use of Natural Bioactive Nutraceuticals in the Management of Tick-Borne Illnesses
B. burgdorferi; Babesia; Bartonella; Borrelia burgdorferi; Lyme disease; babesiosis; biofilm; borreliosis; botanical medicine; chronic Lyme disease; herbal medicine; micronutrients; nutraceuticals; persister cells; phytochemicals
The primary objective of this paper is to provide an evidence-based update of the literature on the use of bioactive phytochemicals, nutraceuticals, and micronutrients (dietary supplements that provide health benefits beyond their nutritional value) in the management of persistent cases of infection (Lyme disease) and two other tick-borne pathogens, and species. Recent studies have advanced our understanding of the pathophysiology and mechanisms of persistent infections. These advances have increasingly enabled clinicians and patients to utilize a wider set of options to manage these frequently disabling conditions. This broader toolkit holds the promise of simultaneously improving treatment outcomes and helping to decrease our reliance on the long-term use of pharmaceutical antimicrobials and antibiotics in the treatment of tick-borne pathogens such as , , and .
Shor, Samuel M. and Schweig, Sunjya K., "The Use of Natural Bioactive Nutraceuticals in the Management of Tick-Borne Illnesses" (2023). GW Authored Works. Paper 3115.