Is Marijuana the next Antibiotic?
As early as 10 years ago, it was discovered that Cannabinoids harvested from cannabis plants could possibly surpass conventional antibiotics in the escalating war against drug-resistant bacteria. Cannabinoids appear to be unaffected by the mechanism that superbugs like MRSA use to evade existing antibiotics.Cannabis has long been known to have antibacterial properties and was studied in the 1950s as a treatment for tuberculosis and other diseases. But research into using cannabis as an antibiotic has been limited by poor knowledge of the plant’s active ingredients and by the controversy surrounding its use as a recreational drug.Until Now…..Vitality Biopharma (Stock Symbol: VBIO) Announces Positive Results for Cannabinoid Antibiotics Antimicrobial activity towards “superbug” pathogens highlights new use for Vitality’s gut-targeted cannabinoid pharmaceuticals
(Source)This headline came across my monitor and I nearly jumped. The trends are changing in the Alternative Medicine Industry and cutting edge companies such as VBIO are quickly becoming the trendsetter.The problem is not the drugs themselves; it’s the bacteria which makes us sick.How many of you had a flu shot this past winter? Ever wonder why we need to get injected every year?Antibiotic Resistance: A Huge Problem
Antibiotics must be updated constantly in order to keep up with rapidly changing bacteria that make us sick. Bacteria evolve quickly and rising antibiotic-resistant strains can cause major problems for humans. Medical Professionals feel the increasing resistance against antibiotics is fueled by over-prescription of these drugs for ailments for which they are not necessary. This creates opportunity for bacteria to evolve, and create pathways to counter the antibiotics.

Today, there are five major reasons why we continue to lose the battle against bacterium and microbes:

  • Over prescription of antibiotics by doctors
  • Overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture
  • Improper consumption of antibiotics by patients
  • Overuse of household products that contain antibiotics
  • Overuse of cosmetics and toiletries that contain antibiotics

Cannabis has been found to have impressive anti-microbial qualities and the ability to fight many bacterial infections that can no longer be properly combatted by antibiotics.

If you’re looking for the next big bio-pharma story, this could be it. Let’s take a deeper look into this prodigious announcement.

Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (OTCQB: VBIO) a corporation dedicated to the development of cannabinoid prodrug pharmaceuticals, and to unlocking the power of cannabinoids for the treatment of serious neurological and inflammatory disorders, today announced that it has obtained positive results demonstrating antimicrobial activity of cannabinoids and filed for patent protection on the use of cannabinoid compounds for the treatment of microbes including Clostridium difficile and other “superbug” pathogens.

After examining the top drug-resistant pathogens from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Vitality researchers screened for antimicrobial activity in their portfolio of compounds.

VBIO discovered new antimicrobial activities for cannabinoids, and as a result has filed for patent protection on the use of cannabinoids and cannabinoid prodrugs for the treatment of multiple pathogenic bacterial infections.

So if I am understanding this correctly, this one company, VBIO – might be in a good position to change the landscape for the future for health and medicine.

Life Changing???

Mind Blowing???

Medical Revolution???

Only two new class of antibiotics have been introduced in the past 30 years. This fact is quite scary, especially considering that we developed 20 new classes between 1940 and 1962. Bacteria and microbes evolve at a much faster rate than we’re able to intelligently prevent them. As far as antibiotics go, it’s us versus nature and nature is winning.

You may be asking how this is even possible and how come we’re just now learning about it.

To the marijuana plant, cannabinoids function like an external immune system. They’re chemicals that help protect the plant from disease and other environmental factors that might harm them. So, it really makes quite a lot of sense that these compounds could be quite useful in killing bacteria in humans and animals as well.

At the top of the CDC’s list is Clostridium difficile (C. diff), which is classified as an urgent threat to human health. The CDC reported in 2015 that it infected almost 500,000 Americans and was directly responsible for 15,000 deaths. VBIO successfully demonstrated antimicrobial reactivity of a cannabinoid against C. diff, and is currently conducting follow-on studies designed to enable pharmaceutical use of their targeted cannabinoid prodrugs for this application.

“Our cannaboside prodrugs enable the targeted delivery of cannabinoids into the large intestine, where C.diff infections colonize, take over, and can cause severe damage. Our compounds are uniquely suited for performing this task, and it’s now clear they may provide benefits to gut health through multiple mechanisms.”
~ Dr. Brandon Zipp, Director of R&D at Vitality.

Is Marijuana the Super Antibiotic of the Future?
It’s not often investors have an opportunity to be on the forefront of a medical revolution….

In an industry experiencing tremendous growth…

Properly positioned where government is encouraging research and development…

With a company looking to get a proven edge – to put them in the forefront of its industry

Trading at a fraction of some of its’ competitors.

With a up trending  Breakout Chart,

This is one of those times.


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