Antibiotics have saved millions of lives from fatal infections, but bacteria is becoming resistant to antibiotics.
As a result, researchers are looking for "helper compounds" or non-antibiotic compounds that make antibiotics more effective.
One helper compound that has proven effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria is cannabidiol (CBD), and a new study from the University of Southern Denmark has had some promising results.
When CBD was combined with antibiotics, it proved to be more effective against Staphylococcus aureus.
The bacteria causes everything from minor skin infections to life-threatening diseases, and is linked to 50,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.
When CBD was combined with antibiotics, the bacteria couldn’t divide normally and became unstable.
According to the researchers, this could lead to a novel treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.