A recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research by Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University researchers looks at another hopeful new medical application for cannabis.
In reference to the investigative studies, the administration of the nonpsychotropic component cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) helps heal broken bones.
The research, conducted on rodents with mid femoral fractures, discovered that CBD even when isolated from THC, the major psychoactive compound of marijuana markedly enhanced the healing process of the femora after only 2 months. Separating the components out.
“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,” said Dr. Gabet. “After being treated with CBD, the healed bone will be harder to break in the future.”
The researchers injected one group of rodents with CBD alone and another with a mixture of CBD and THC. After analyzing the administration of THC and CDB together in the rodents, they discovered CBD by itself provided the necessary therapeutic stimulus.
“We found CBD alone to be sufficiently effective in enhancing fracture healing,” said Dr. Gabet. “Other studies have also shown CBD to be a safe agent, which leads us to believe we should continue this line of study in clinical trials to assess its usefulness in improving human fracture healing.”
In reference to Dr. Gabet, our bodies are built with a cannabinoid system, which regulates both vital and non-vital issues “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,” he said. The scientist discovered that the skeleton itself is regulated by cannabinoids. Even the addition of a nonpsychogenic compound working outside of the brain can impact the skeleton
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