Antibiotics cannot kill antibiotic resistant infections. Fear an anxiety from Coronvirus and antibiotic resistant infections are on the rise. Many people are turning to CBD for help. Is there any evidence to support that CBD can help with antibiotic resistance?
Is It Possible?
According University of Southern Denmark, there’s good news. Their Studies found that CBD could act as a booster for antibiotics. But, this comes as no surprise as the medicinal benefits of using CBD have been well documented for many other health conditions, such as stress, insomnia, and other medical conditions.
Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance
Ever since the discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have played a major role in helping save the lives of millions of people who are suffering from life-threatening diseases. But, with time, the bacteria have evolved. Bacteria have developed special mechanisms that they use to escape the effects of antibiotics. For example, many infections are now difficult to fight off with only antibiotics.
This MDR or multidrug resistance that bacteria have developed present challenges for doctors. This has also lead to scientists developing new and novel ways of combating various bacterial infections.
Currently, few antibiotics can actually fight bacterial infections. Therefore, doctors are challenged with an increasing global threat of multidrug-resistant bacteria worldwide. This has also led to an increase in MDR infections in many countries.
Janne Kudsk Klitgaard, associate professor of clinical microbiology in Denmark, revealed that CBD when combined with the antibiotic bacitracin (or BAC), proves to be extremely potent in fighting off bacteria.
Based on their research, the use of CBD along with BAC proved to be an effective treatment under clinical settings for infections that have antibiotic-resistant gram-positive bacteria. Thus, making CBD an effective component when it comes to killing gram-positive bacteria. The combination of CBD and BAC are among the other alternatives that are being explored. This combination has shown a lot of promise as a potential antibiotic-resistance breaker.