A cannabis-based chemical compound that is commonly called the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) was proved able to recover quickly fracture. CBD can even make human bones stronger than ever. This conclusion was derived from a study conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University. This study was published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
There is no psychotropic effects were reported in the use of CBD
According Yankel Gabet, a researcher, in addition to the bone heals more quickly; CBD can increase collagen matrix maturation. This maturation process is useful for new mineralized bone tissue.
Human bone contains receptors CBD
The researchers conducted experiments by injecting CBD in light rat femur. One group was injected with CBD and another group of rat was injected with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a substance that causes the marijuana high. Evaluation was performed to compare the effects that occur. The researchers found that THC does not have a significant effect. All success is determined by the use of CBD alone. According Gabet, no other compounds needed to heal broken bones.
Other studies have shown that the CBD is very safe to use and this increases the confidence of scientists to continue to enhance the benefits of CBD-related researches for bone healing.
Gabet’s research supports previous studies which concluded that the human body contains CBD receptors that are not limited to the brain.
Gabet explained that his team researched marijuana because the human body has receptors that can be activated by cannabis use.
A previous study found that the human skeleton is containing CBD receptors that can stimulate the formation of new bone and better prevention against bone loss symptoms.
Medical benefits of marijuana
The study is part of the development of researches on the positive effects of cannabis on health. Another study states that marijuana can be used for the treatment of osteoporosis and other bone diseases. The researchers still have to do some other work, but they have concluded that the CBD has anti-inflammatory properties and has no psycho-activity.
More and more new properties of marijuana found in the last few years. Today, marijuana is used to cure chronic pain, reduction of side effects of chemotherapy, and increase the appetite of AIDS patients. Marijuana is also useful for the regulation of blood sugar, a slowdown in the cleavage of the HIV virus, treatment of Sclerosis and Parkinson’s.
Other studies have shown that CBD relieve the symptoms of seizures, and slow metastasis of several cancer types, especially leukemia.
A study in the Neuropsychopharmacology journal in 2013 found that CBD is very effective in the treatment of schizophrenia and paranoia. The study was supported by several other studies affirming that the CBD is an anti-psychotic compound that is extremely safe.
As we know, marijuana is still classified as an illegal product by US federal law, but the use of the CBD for medical purposes has been declared legal by the 17 states of the US, while the use of pure cannabis for medical purposes has been declared legal by the 23 other US states.
The federal government still classifies cannabis as something that is not acceptable, but this may change as the FDA approval on the use of the CBD as an experimental drug for Dravet syndrome, a syndrome of epilepsy in children.