As we age, our bone health starts to deteriorate and we will be at the risk of developing several bone diseases and fractures. Bone conditions and fractures will lead to the loss of bone mineral density, bone mass, etc. Most often, doctors recommend surgery and pain medications for bone conditions. Today, people are looking for a more non-invasive, natural remedy for the treatment of bone conditions.
Many of the recent studies are pointing towards CBD, one of the active cannabinoid compounds, as a potential treatment option for bone disease and improving bone health. In the article, we will take a look at the benefits of using CBD for bone health.
Can CBD Prevent Bone Loss?
According to many studies conducted over the years, the endocannabinoid system has an important role to play in the metabolism of the bones. Most of these studies were preclinical and more studies on humans are needed to verify whether it is true in the case of the human body. Most of the existing animal studies are showing positive results.
Some of the studies on CBD shows that this cannabinoid can help in blocking the CB1, CB2, and GPR55 receptors can help in preventing bone loss. The studies showed that CBD can deactivate the GPR55 receptors in bones and this slowed down bone loss.
Can CBD Promote Fracture Healing?
Many studies over the years have proven that CBD can help in promoting fracture healing. It was found that CBD will help in boosting the production of collagen that will eventually promote faster healing of the fracture.
An animal study conducted in Israel also proved the ability of CBD in boosting collagen production and promoting fracture healing. The scientists looked at the effects of CBD on thighbone fracture in mice. They found out that the use of CBD accelerated the collagen production allowing the fracture to heal at a faster rate. They also found that the use of CBD made stronger and enhanced bone mineralization.
Can CBD Alleviate Inflammatory Pain?
Pain and inflammation are very common in bone injury or fracture. Usually, doctors prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for alleviating the pain associated with fracture and inflammation. However, consuming them can increase the risk of addiction and may even cause side effects.
Many studies are claiming that CBD has pain-relieving properties. It is also safer than NSAIDs for alleviating pain because it does not cause any side effects and euphoric sensation. Another important benefit of CBD is that it has anti-inflammatory properties that can help in reducing the inflammation from bone injuries.