New study has postulated that marijuana can, as a matter of fact, cure several chronic and acute afflictions. The best thing about marijuana is that it occurs naturally and alleviates pain and inflammation. In actuality it is not “marijuana” that you benefit from but the non-psychotropic chemical compound called cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) that proves to be advantageous for multiple things.
Lately, scientists have discovered that CBD can assist in growing collagen in the matrix of bone to enhance bone strength and also mend weak and broken bones.
Yankel Gabet from the Bone Research Laboratory at the Department of Anatomy and Anthropology at the Tel-Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine claims, “The clinical potential of cannabinoid-related compounds is simply undeniable at this point.” He goes on to say, “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.”
Gabet also explains, “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,” noting, too, “After being treated with CBD, the healed bone will be harder to break in the future.”
This study seems suggestive of the fact that the previous data proved that CBD was, indeed, efficient enough to remedy mild thigh fractures, at worst, in animals.
At the end of the day Gabet concludes, “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. 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.”