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CBD’s propensity to enhance antibiotics, as well as its own antibacterial properties, has been widely documented. CBD’s efficacy in antibiotic and antimicrobial therapy has been further established by a recent study. Because of the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA, Pneumococcus, and Clostridium, this has become an emerging study issue.
CBD was proven to be effective in eliminating these bacteria, and also more prevalent Gonorrhea, Meningitis, and Legionnaires disease, in the study. This bodes well for the discovery of new drugs that can combat resistant bacteria.
The benefits of CBD are vast. In this article, we will take a look at whether CBD is a replacement for antibiotics.
Antibiotic Properties Of CBD
Some of the methods CBD operates as an antibiotic have been postulated and clarified in other studies. Antibiotics are known to be potentiated by CBD, making them more efficient in treating infections. CBD has also been shown to boost the effectiveness of antibiotics against bacteria that are known to be resistant to them. This is extremely encouraging, given antibiotic resistance has been on the rise throughout the world, raising worries that conventional medicines would soon be waging a losing fight against emerging superbugs.
A demand for studies into new, unique antibiotic treatment approaches and medications that can potentiate current antibiotics, restoring their potency against resistant bacteria, has been issued. CBD is a safe and abundant natural substance taken from the hemp plant. CBD has also been shown to help with a variety of illnesses and disorders, including anxiety, headaches, depression, and sleep disturbances. CBD has also shown promise in the treatment of chronic pain and other inflammatory disorders including arthritis.
What Makes CBD So Effective Against Bacteria?
CBD is a very complicated substance. The endocannabinoid system of our body interacts with it. The ECS is involved in several biological processes in humans, including metabolism. We make our own cannabinoids, which are basically natural equivalents to those produced by plants. Although the CBD found in plants like hemp differs differently, it still engages with our ECS through the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
CBD’s complicated development in plants is most likely a survival characteristic. CBD is made by trichomes, which are glands on a plant’s surface that release a gel-like substance containing cannabinoids including CBD, THC, and many others. Plant cannabinoids have potent antibacterial properties. They defend the plant from germs, viruses, bugs, and other pests while also shielding it from the cold and UV. They also have a harsh flavor that keeps herbivorous animals away.