Two Foods supercharge normally ineffective antibiotics

We look at two separate studies:

Cranberries join forces with antibiotics to fight bacteria

“But when we simultaneously treated the bacteria with an antibiotic and the cranberry extract, no resistance developed.”

Manuka honey to kill drug-resistant bacteria found in cystic fibrosis infections

The results showed that it was effective in killing antimicrobial resistant bacteria by 39% compared to 29% for antibiotics, whilst improving the activity of some antibiotics that were unable to function effectively by themselves, honey and antibiotics combined killed 90% of the bacteria tested.

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Aled E. L. Roberts, Lydia C. Powell, Manon F. Pritchard, David W. Thomas, Rowena E. Jenkins. Anti-pseudomonad Activity of Manuka Honey and Antibiotics in a Specialized ex vivo Model Simulating Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infection. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2019; 10 DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00869

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/action/showCitFormats?doi=10.1002%2Fadvs.201802333

Maisuria, V. B., Okshevsky, M., Déziel, E., Tufenkji, N., Proanthocyanidin Interferes with Intrinsic Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms of Gram‐Negative Bacteria. Adv. Sci. 2019, 1802333. https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.201802333

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2019.00869/full