Research reveals how marijuana strengthens bones and accelerate bones fraction healing

Marijuana is still classified as having “no currently accepted medical use” by the federal government. Despite scientific research continuously shows its healing potential to cure a number of diseases effectively. Recently researchers from Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University carried out a research to investigate the affect of cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) on bone strength and fracture healing. What they found is marvelous, the results of their study show that CBD not only strengthens bones it also helps accelerate the healing of fractures. 

Marijuana is primarily being used to boost appetite in the case of AIDS, to lower the side-effects of chemotherapy, and to soothe chronic pain. Numerous studies claim that it can regulate blood sugar, decelerate the HIV progression, and treat multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The latest research published in The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research shows that marijuana is useful for bones and very effective in healing fractures.

Talking about the fracture healing process with CBD, one of the researchers explained that CBD helps fractured bones heal quickly and strengthen them making it harder to break in the future. 

 “We found that CBD alone makes bones stronger during healing, enhancing the maturation of the collagenous matrix, which provides the basis for new mineralization of bone tissue. After being treated with CBD, the healed bone will be harder to break in the future.”

The research team also shed light to explain how CBD enhances bones strength. The same team previously found that the body contains receptors which respond to cannabinoid compounds, and they are not confined to the brain. This study showed that the skeleton has cannabinoid receptors which trigger bone formation and prevent bone loss, and the second study just confirmed this.

Why our body is so responsive to cannabis, Gabet explained,

“We only respond to cannabis because we are built with intrinsic compounds and receptors that can also be activated by compounds in the cannabis plant.”

This study is just a part of all research dedicated to the medical benefits of marijuana compounds, and  new findings might stimulate researchers to analyze the positive effects of marijuana in the treatment of osteoporosis or other bone diseases.

Realizing the fact that there is still a lot to do to develop appropriate therapies, Gabet declared clinical potential of cannabis as “undeniable”. In his words,


“The clinical potential of cannabinoid-related compounds is simply undeniable at this point. While there is still a lot of work to be done to develop appropriate therapies, it is clear that it is possible to detach a clinical therapy objective from the psychoactivity of cannabis. CBD, the principal agent in our study, is primarily anti-inflammatory and has no psychoactivity.”

  Sources:
http://www.scienceworldreport.comhttp://www.business-standard.comhttp://www.dnaindia.comhttp://www.huffingtonpost.comhttp://www.timesofisrael.comhttp://blog.norml.orgCredit: http://www.naturalnews.comImage: Bernhard Ungerer/Flickr

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