Can CBD Be the Cure To Fight Antibiotic Superbugs?

Can CBD Be the Cure To Fight Antibiotic Superbugs?


There are a lot of problems we should be
paying attention to right now whether it be global warming the effects of plastic
on the environment or the presidential situation but today’s focus is
antibiotic resistance declared a global health crisis by the World Health
Organization in 2015 the issue has only grown more dire over the years
antibiotic resistant bacteria has recently been found lurking in hospital
corners a place that already houses plenty of sicknesses so what if we told
you that an Australian chemist has presented research suggesting that
cannabinoid oil or CBD can fight and ultimately kill these resistant bacteria
at the 2019 meeting of the American Society of microbiology Mark Blaskovich
presented evidence for the previously unknown bacteria killing abilities of
CBD if you’re not familiar with the term CBD is a naturally occurring non
psychoactive compound in marijuana this means that one cannot feel stoned from
CBD itself CBD has already been proven to be extremely safe and effective for
seizures so this newfound ability is an entirely unprecedented but it has opened
a lot of doors in the world of medicine when tested against globally recognized
superbugs the researchers found that the bacteria were either incapable or slow
in developing a resistance to CBD the implications of these results need to be
researched further when asked if he encourages the use of CBD in place of
regular antibiotics given the results of his study Blaskovich told you Newsweek don’t most of what we have shown has been done in test tubes it needs a
lot more work to show it would be new to treat infections and humans it would
be very dangerous to try to treat a serious infection with cannabinoid oil
instead of one of the tried and tested antibiotics when tested on mice to gauge
its efficacy CBD was able to treat skin infections although this is promising
news for skin conditions such as acne CBD still has a way to go when it comes
to treating systemic infections such as pneumonia that would require either oral
or intravenous treatment another limitation is CBD’s inability to fight
gram-negative bacteria which are particularly difficult to fight with
regular antibiotics given how resistant that outer membrane is to most drugs
even so it is able to fight gram positive bacteria and its full impact on
human disease has yet to be discovered the future is looking healthy

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