For the first time, scientific research has shown that CBD can boost the efficacy of antibiotics that are used to treat bacterial infections such as E-Coli.
Antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise, presenting a serious threat to public heath. CBD may play a role in fixing this critical issue.
“Significantly enhanced antibacterial effects” were discovered when CBD was applied alongside specific antibiotics, according to the researchers.
In one case, anti-bacterial effects increased 100% compared with antibiotic treatment alone.
In one case (Vancomycin), the drug’s anti-bacterial effects increased as much as 100% compared with antibiotic treatment alone.
Vancomycin is most often used intravenously as a treatment for complicated skin infections, bloodstream infections and meningitis caused by bacteria that is resistant to other antibiotics.
The study was published in Frontiers in Cell Infections, September 2019.