Lyme Disease (Borrelia)

Lyme disease (LD), also called Borreliosis or Lyme borreliosis, is a zoonosis, i.e., a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks. It was first recognized in 1975 in Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA, however, reports of it can be found in medical literature in Europe as early as 1883.

Statistics confirm that LD has become the most common arthropod-borne (vector-borne) illness in the U.S. (~30,000 reported cases each year) and Europe (~65-80,000 cases reported each year). Its occurrence has been documented on all continents except Antarctica.


LD is caused by the bacterium of genus Borrelia that is harbored in ticks. In 1981 Willy Burgdorfer established that a particular species Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, a type of bacterium called a spirochete (pronounced spy-ro-keet) is responsible for LD. Borrelia can be found frequently in small and large mammals, birds and reptiles on which many ticks feed and mate making them prone to become infected with the bacterial spirochete. An infected tick may then transmit these bacteria to another host such as humans and/or animals by biting them. Some studies have shown that in order to transmit the spirochete an infected tick (also known as the black-legged tick) needs to be attached to the host for 36-48 hours, however, other studies show that attachment of 24-48 hours can be already sufficient. The ticks that spread LD can sometimes co-transmit other tick-borne pathogens such as: Ehrlychia sp., Babesia sp., Bartonella sp. and others.

Natural approach

In a continuous search for effective therapy for LD patients and animals, the use of natural, non-toxic treatment still remains an unexplored area. The Cellular Health approach and research strategies are based on simultaneously targeting the genesis of LD (i.e., by eliminating all diverse forms of Borrelia sp.) as well as the symptoms affiliated with it (i.e., inflammation and abnormal levels of body biomarkers, electrolytes, vitamins, microelements, hormones, etc.) through the application of a specific synergistic team of micronutrients (phytobiologicals such as vitamins, nutrients, and phytochemicals). It opens up new possibilities for safe and effective control of LD and bringing hope for millions of LD patients.

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