In-house hospital infections, multi-drug resistant bacteria and “new” bacterial infections are on the rise with the potential to be a crisis in the very near future.
The ones that have scientists, researchers and medical professionals around the world most concerned – with good reason – is drug-resistant bacteria.
Because of the overuse of antibiotics, multiple bacteria have “evolved,” to develop a resistance to treatments that would have been effective not all that long ago.
Just a few decades ago, only 1-5 percent of bacteria and “bugs” were considered resistant to drugs. Today, that number has risen to somewhere between 60-70%.
According to the CDC, each year in the United States, over 2 million individuals become infected with a drug-resistant bacteria strain, and over 23,000 pass away. The age of superbugs has arrived.
While researchers scramble for answers and new treatments, a more historically-trusted, natural alternative might be more widely available than any of us would have thought: CBD.
Research has shown that certain cannabinoids, including CBD, have antiseptic properties. Used both topically – as a cream on skin lesions and injuries – and internally, CBD – and other cannabinoids – have shown promising results against even the most deadly of drug-resistant bacteria (like MRSA).
When applied to the skin, some studies have shown CBD and other cannabinoids to be more effective than traditional treatments and antiseptic lotions. Notably, the skin lotions had a lower number of negative reactions, in addition to their powerful results.
Imagine the possibilities!
At the very least, CBD’s potential ability to mitigate a current cultural crisis – drug-resistant bacteria – warrants additional research, which is currently underway around the world.
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