According to a recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, marijuana or a specific chemical within it may indeed make strong bones for healthy bodies. Indeed, previous studies have revealed that marijuana can be used to treat several acute and chronic conditions.
Marijuana is known as a natural substance that can relieve inflammation or pain. Researchers specify, however, that what actually provides many of the previously-mentioned benefits is the non-psychotropic chemical compound cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). The newest study indicates that that CBD can also aid in growing collagen in the matrix of bones to strengthen bones and even help heal weakened or broken bones.
Yankel Gabet of the Bone Research Laboratory at the Department of Anatomy and Anthropology at the Tel-Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel stated: “The clinical potential of cannabinoid-related compounds is simply undeniable at this point. 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 told the press: “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. After being treated with CBD, the healed bone will be harder to break in the future.”
Gabet concluded: “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.”
Marijuana: It Does A Body Good