Study: CBD Improves Bone Healing
CBD, the main non-psychoactive compound found within cannabis, currently holds a long list of benefits and uses. Over the last few years, science has uncovered many new and exciting ways CBD could potentially benefit mankind. This list continues to grow, as researchers from the Hebrew University Bone Laboratory in Israel publish preclinical results to suggest that CBD could accelerate and improve bone healing.
The research in question was conducted on rats with mid-femoral bone fractures – rats being very similar to humans in bodily function. Each rat was given CBD for eight weeks, followed by an examination using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. The results obtained confirmed that “CBD markedly enhanced the biomechanical properties of the healing femora after 8 weeks.”
Interestingly, a mix of CBD and THC was also administered, but with no additional benefit being found. This suggests that this bone mending quality is specific to CBD.
The researchers concluded ““CBD alone is sufficiently effective in enhancing fracture healing. Multiple experimental and clinical trials have portrayed CBD as a safe agent suggesting further studies in humans to assess its usefulness for improving fracture healing.”
It supports previous research that discovered CBD has the potential to inhibit bone loss and even stimulate new growth. It is hoped that continuing research into the field will be able to result in a cannabis based medication to combat osteoporosis. So whilst yet to be clinically proven, it looks like this could be another tick in the box for CBD.