As more states begin to legalize medical marijuana, many research companies are taking a second look at marijuana and the compounds found within it. Researchers at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Facility of Medicine have found that cannabidiol, CBD, can help with the regeneration of bone fractures. The rodents used for the study are the same ones used for osteoporosis research. While nothing was found to be certain with these results as far as helping humans, it does show incredible potential. This opens the door for more research to be done, and greater demand for increased legalization of marijuana around the world.
How It Works
The human body naturally produces a compound called endocannabinoids. These are attracted to the cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. Most people believe that these receptors are only within the brain, but this is not true. Cannabinoid receptors have already been proven to an important part of stimulating bone formation.
The rodent subjects that got injected with the CBD compound had stronger cartilage “bridge”. This bridge is what forms over the broken or fractured boned and then hardens into new bone. The collagen molecules were more tightly formed in the rodents treated with marijuana than the ones that were not. The result was a bone that healed not only quicker, but was also anywhere from 35 to 50% stronger.
What Medical Professionals Are Saying
Deborah Kado, a bone health specialist from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, is excited about the prospects of the above-mentioned study. Since there are FDA-approved medications available today to help osteoporosis suffers with fracture healing, this study is groundbreaking. This could mean relief and much needed help for the 54 million Americans who suffer from osteoporosis and other low bone density conditions. For more on the best services and options of cannabis delivery, visit GreenDoorWest.com.