Is CBD Effective for Immunity?

By now, most everyone has heard of CBD oil and its profound effects on pain, anxiety and sleep issues. The most recent reason for using this powerhouse plant, however, is its profound effect on the immune system. Studies have proven that by reducing inflammation, CBD oil enhances the immune system’s ability to respond to environmental threats.

According to a study from the University of Queensland in Australia, CBD can kill bacteria effectively. Dr. Mark Blaskovich continues, “The first thing we looked at is CBD’s ability to kill bacteria and viruses. In every case, CBD had a very similar potency to that of common antibiotics.”

The researchers tested the CBD against some strains of staphylococcus, which cause skin infections, and streptococcus, which cause strep throat.

They compared how effective CBD was compared to common antibiotics, such as vancomycin and daptomycin. “We looked at how quickly the CBD killed the bacteria. It’s quite fast, within 3 hours, which is pretty good. Vancomycin (Vancocin) kills over 6 to 8 hours.”

The CBD also disrupted the biofilm, the layer of ”goop” around bacteria that makes it more difficult for the antibiotic to penetrate and kill.

Finally, the lab studies showed that “CBD is much less likely to cause resistance than the existing antibiotics,” Blaskovich says.

The CBD ”is selective for the type of bacteria,” he says. On this note, we’d like to point out that anti-bacterial herbs are able to distinguish between human friendly bacteria and non-human friendly. Unlike anti-biotics, they typically do not destroy human friendly bacteria.

Brandon Novy, a microbiology researcher at Reed College in Portland, OR, calls the study findings ”very promising,” since the results show the bacteria were not able to form resistance to the CBD, and since the bacteria were not able to form a biofilm.

Roger that, and if you want to conduct your own experiment, we recommend taking a few drops of equal parts of The Code CBD and CBG oil at the first sign of feeling wonky. When you stop jumping for joy, reach out and let us know about your experience.

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