We have all heard of cannabidiol or CBD. We have recently heard that it might be what we have been looking for. It can get rid of superbugs.
Superbugs is that bacteria that has grown resistant to traditional antibiotics. It leaves healthcare professionals with a massive pain in the back when it comes to treating it. Many people don’t understand that there is a reason why warning labels are there. Misuse and overuse of antibiotics have resulted in infections that do not respond to the traditional treatments.
Superbugs represent a global issue, that has been recognized by the World Health Organization, as well. There were half a million individuals that were affected in 2016. The new treatment options need to address the bugs on an international scale. This is where CBD takes over.
Why is CBD for good for us?
A study has showed that CBD was useful when it came to treating the bacteria, even when it had become resistant to the antibiotics. CBD was also able to treat biofilms, which is a form of bacterial growth. It is quite common in the drug-resistant infections. CBD treated the bacteria infection. It also reduced the inflammation, which allowed it to heal faster than before.
It seems that the Cannabidiol is active against Gram-positive bacteria. In this list, we also have those responsible for some of the most severe infections, such as Streptococcus pneumoniae.
We know that CBD has anti-inflammatory effects. We also know that there is existing data with regards to safety in humans. Scientists believe it is a promising antibiotic that deserves a further research.
The combination of the inherent antimicrobial activity and the opportunity to reduce the damage that was caused by the inflammation is quite attractive for us.
The study was shared at American Society for Microbiology, in San Francisco.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.