Break your leg? The researchers found that treatment with CBD could have broken bones in mice that appeared in the repair, and could even help prevent future fractures
It may be another use for medical cannabis, which adds a long list of alleged uses as a therapeutic treatment method.
A study on the effects of marijuana in mice in 2015 has shown that CBD can actually help treat broken bones. "After treatment with CBD, the healed bone in the future will be more difficult to break," said dr. Yankel Gabet, lead researcher and member of the Department of Anatomy and Anthropology at the University of Tel Aviv.
The study was published in the journal Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, where she tested how hemp affects fracture healing in rats for eight weeks. The rats were divided into groups and given either by THC and CBD, or by the CBD alone, to see the impact of treatment on the treatment process.
The study has shown that CBD increases the maturation of collagen, the connective tissue protein, which essentially holds the body together. The findings suggest that the CBD leads to improved fracture healing, and research has shown a critical mechanical role for collagen enzymes for cross-linking.
In fact, it was found that broken bones in rats are capable of treating faster and more effectively. In addition, there was an increase in the quality of the bone after the fracture.
Gabet is convinced that the evidence is undisputed. "The clinical potential of cannabinoid-related compounds is simply undeniable at this time," he said in a press release.
"Although much work still needs to be done to develop appropriate therapies, it is clear that it is possible to separate clinical therapy from the psychoactivity of cannabis. CBD, the main causative agent in our study, is primarily anti-inflammatory and has no psychoactivity, "he explained.
The researchers found evidence that the CBD allowed the entry of more minerals into healing bone tissue, making them stronger, more robust, and less likely to break up again.
THC does not seem to have any impact on the treatment process, as the authors of the study, who called the combination therapy, are not useful, while treatment with CBD has shown significant prospects.
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