Marijuana is getting increasingly popular among individuals who suffer from a diverse range of affections. In fact, this is the reason why many countries, including large states in the US, have chosen to legalize the pot and offer it as a medical alternative for a range of affections such as cancer, chronic pain, PTSD and more recently, bone healing.
A team of researchers has found that cannabidiol, an active element of marijuana which is not responsible with getting people high (THC is), improved the healing process in rats with broken leg bones in no more than 8 weeks.
CBD or cannabidiol has the property of strengthening bones during healing and enhances the maturation of the collagen matrix. All these combined, provide a strong basis for mineralization of bone tissue. These are the observations made by researchers, after experimenting with cannabidiol extracted from marijuana, on mice who were exposed to bone fractures. “After being treated with CBD, the healed bone will be harder to break in time”.
According to researchers, humans are designed to naturally assimilate cannabinoids, as we have a naturally occurring endocannabinoid system, responsible with regulating a number of psychological processes. Beyond the psychological processes that are positively affected by the use of cannabinoids, the human skeleton could as well be treated, healed and strengthened by efficient use of the substance. The human body is perfectly created to respond to the compound, even though it comes from outside sources, such as marijuana.
As a consequence to cannabidiol treatments, bones not only heal quicker but also become stronger and highly resilient against a repeated fracture. Bones treated with pot are much less likely to break again. Marijuana helps bone healing due this special substance which can be instantly assimilated and efficiently used by our bodies, which become stronger and better, as a consequence.
The human body’s cannabinoid receptors can perfectly stimulate bone formation and are prone to inhibit bone loss. Seeing things from a wider perspective, future research and analysis could manipulate the precious finding and open paths on innovative ways in which marijuana could be used as treatment for osteoporosis and other bone-related diseases.
Due to marijuana’s highly controversial role in societies that are separated by different beliefs in regards to the herb, “there is still a lot of work to be done to develop appropriate therapies”, according to an expert. Researchers note that “it is possible to detach a clinical therapy objective” from the mood changing aspects of the plant.
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