CBD For Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria- Is It Next To Antibiotic?
As soon as CBD was set free from the allegations of being a substance of addiction, the herb started flaunting it's never ending contributions in the field of medicine. Till now, CBD has been found to have great impact on the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, depression, epilepsy, diarrhea, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, pain, as well as cancer! The reason for the great deal of its use is the absence of side-effects. CBD intake cures the symptoms, but not at the cost of leaving out traces of untoward effects. After all the fame, research is being carried out to discover the potency of this herb as becoming the antibiotic of the future.
IMPACT OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT BACTERIA:
Thanks to the broad spectrum antibiotics that we are able to control several diseases at their initial stages before they begin feeding upon life. However, bacteria too have been smart, and have undergone revolution with time to produce certain proteins and other compounds that make them resistant to the bactericidal effects of antibiotics. This has created a big hurdle in the treating diseases and is a great public health concern.
Antibiotic resistance leads to:
RESEARCH OF CBD AGAINST ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT BACTERIA:
According to a research published in the year 2008, the five major cannabinoids of the marijuana plant namely; 1b (cannabidiol), 2 (cannabichromene), 3b (cannabigerol), 4b (Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol), and 5 (cannabinol), exhibited potent anti-bacterial activity against a variety of strains of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). For those who do not know, MRSA is a bacterial specie that is resistant to several antibiotics, and is known to produce conditions such as pneumonia, sepsis, skin infections and blood infections. For CBD has been found to combat against this extremely rebellious bacterial specie, several infections prevailing today caused by it can be easily treated.
Amazingly, CBD has shown exaggerated activity against the resistance of an MRSA strain, by producing components and proteins in order to overcome the overbuilt resistance of the bacteria. With a herb powerful enough to overcome such a painful bacterial specie, several deaths on an annual basis across the globe can be prevented. Hence, scientists see the future of antibiotics in cannabis.
ANTIMICROBIAL DEFENSES BY CANNABIDIOL:
By now, we all know that cannabidiol is a potent anti-bacterial agent. It acts against infections by modulating changes in the body's immune cells on a cellular level, rather than acting on their number and distribution. Hence, if you consume hemp oil, your body's defense mechanism is likely to grow stronger with a greater capability to fight off infectious agents.
DRUG DEVELOPMENT BASED ON CBD:
It took a long time to make the legalization of CBD happen as an actual event. The incorporation of this drug into antibiotic formulations yet needs approval by the governing authorities. Although, research shows the potency of cannabinoid against resistant-bacterial species, its precise mode of action and its usage policy is yet to be studied.
CBD DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Cytochrome P-450 is an enzyme produced by the liver, which is responsible for about 90 percent of the drug metabolisms that take place in the body. Cannabidiol tends to supress this very system. Hence, any medication that you are taking along with CBD, and which gets metabolized by the Cytochrome P-450 system, is likely to suffer from drug-drug interaction owing to the suppressive effects of the latter one. Following are mentioned some medicines whose processing can be negatively affected by cannabidiol:
Hopes have surged to overcome the barrier created by resistant-bacterial species against several antibiotics. This stumbling block can expectantly be broken by the virtue of CBD. However, as for now, the incorporation of this herb into drug forms of antibiotics is yet under the process of approval.