Cannabis (CBD) Cannabidiol Helps bone health and heals fractures… Research suggests.
Marijuana has been a controversial treatment among medical professionals. Recently, a study published by The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD), the chemical in marijuana, could strengthen the bone and help heal fractures. According to an online interview Yankel Gabet, the researcher of the study, CBD is effective in developing more mineralization in the bone tissue in the animal model. “CBD alone is sufficiently effective in enhancing fracture healing.” Another gradient in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabionol (THC), which causes the marijuana high. Adding THC does not affect the healing of the bones.
However, marijuana is still not widely accepted for medical use due to its concerning psychoactive effect. CBD extracts alone, on the other hand, is used as an experimental treatment for the Dravet syndrome, a rare form of child epilepsy. There has been encouraging literature on CBD in suppressing seizures, inhibiting cancer metastasis, and soothing chronic pain. However more robust clinical human trials are needed. We look forward to following more research into potential beneficial effects of CBD including bone related diseases like osteoarthritis and fractures.