Cannabis & Bone Joint Health
Diseases like osteoporosis can make bones incredibly brittle. So much so that they can break even after a soft fall. Research conducted over the past several years has found that cannabidiol may be a potent therapeutic agent for protecting against painful bone diseases.
Without bones, our bodies would be unable to move. As we get older bone density decreases. However recent studies on rats may link cannabinoids with healthy bones
CBD can help to accelerate the healing process of fractured bones.
Dr. Yankel Gabet of Tel Aviv University and Itai Bab of Hebrew University co-led researchers to test the theory on two sets of rats.
One set of rats was given CBD alone and another was given CBD and THC. CBD was found to stimulate the reproduction of bone cells by an enzyme to speed up collagen maturation (crosslinking as well as stabilizing). This, in turn, enables broken bones to heal faster and stronger.
This is good news for sufferers of osteoporosis or other bone conditions.
CBD’s have no side effects, unlike modern medicines.
Because of the safety profile of CDB, clinical trials would help to ascertain the complete medical value of CBD to improve human bone health and fracture healing